Something’s up with my pull days. I don’t seem to be hitting as hard, especially when I’ve moved up with everything else this strength session. I think it has to do with beginning with pull-ups. They wear me out so much that I don’t see much improvement in anything else.
At any rate, it was a pretty good Saturday workout, just not as momentous as I’d hoped.
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Wow, this whole concentration thing is really paying off! I’ve been kind of dreading Walk Funny Day since I decided to be more present mentally because (like most people) I fucking hate leg day. But today was amazing! Like the other days, I’ve gone way up in everything and my attitude has been so much more positive!
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Since my last workout, I’ve been thinking about motivation and dedication. I realized that I’m not really as focused as I should be at the gym. After working out for a year, I think I’m letting my attention slip and getting distracted. Not pushing myself much.
I’ve decided to focus more and really work hard. After all, I really want to change (and I pay a lot of money to train). Why not be all in?
That being said, I had an amazing push day today! Trainer Lana started me on the strength cycle, which means bigger weights and lower reps. I went up in weight in everything; a lot of weight, too.
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Sorry for the hiatus, folks. I had a touch of the ol’ food poisoning and couldn’t work out. Luckily, I had a helluva pull day today (also the last of my hypertrophy set).
I’ve been entertaining thoughts of breaking out on my own for a while, when it comes to training. I’ve been training for a year and I feel like I know the ropes. Also, I need to start cultivating some self-reliance and motivation if this is ever gonna stick. The hardest muscle to work out is the brain (or something).
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I received a notification from my gym that this month was the anniversary of my fitness journey! Pretty exciting indeed, except I’m not where I thought I would be at this point. After talking to my wife, it seems that even though I began working out a year ago, I haven’t been working out for a year. See, my original trainer had me stray from my goals. Then I took a couple months off in the winter. I’ve only been really training for 6 months or so.
I’m concerned I’m straying from my goals again with a new trainer. I did feel with Ash that my leg workouts were somewhat deficient and Lana has definitely fixed that. I’ve just noticed a lack of gains in the upper body areas. I’ll figure this all out yet!
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Pretty solid push day, even with a wonky belly from too many homemade pickled jalapeños. I seemed to do better on everything, and even accidentally went up in weight (for a set) on the bench. Sweet!
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Today is my one-year anniversary of strength training! It’s been an amazing journey and I’m just getting started!
Gonna celebrate with a pull day later. Cheers! 🎉
Woah. Today’s hypertrophy walk funny day kicked my ass! And it’s not just the 95° temps with the 99% humidity, either.
On top of making sure I did everything right (it’s the first time I’ve truly understood side lunges), I looked it up and I did about 15 lbs over where I was at during the last hypertrophy cycle. Hot damn!
Here’s my summary. I’m gonna eat lunch.
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God damn, do I love hypertrophy! Maybe it just takes me a couple reps to feel like I’m getting the movements down but it’s so satisfying. I feel like today’s push workout was especially good.
Trainer Lana has me on a rigid rest schedule too so the whole thing was super effective. Yay!
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