I am a physical wreck

Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration. But I do have a sore shoulder (tweaked a few weeks ago when I re-racked a shoulder press) and that chronic piriformis/glute issue.

But I think that I’ve found some hope:

This article and these stretches have given me a bit of hope. Doing these prior to going to bed let me have a relatively tingle-free night; the best I’ve had in a while.

COVID-19: I am still going to play it conservative; no eating in at a restaurant and no large, packed together crowds for a long time. Outdoor, socially distanced events (e. g. limited capacity ball games outdoor) will be ok.

But while getting vaccinated is a great idea, it is not fool proof and other reckless people can still infect you. I’ll loosen up a bit..but not get reckless.


weights only; pull ups: mixed it up and had some sets of 10; usual 50 reps, with a set of 5 wide, and a set with underhanded grip.

usual rotator cuff and stretches

incline press: 10 x 114, 10 x 114, 10 x 119 (almost touching..trying to stay out of the “pain zone”)

deadlifts: 10 x 134, 10 x 187, 10 x 229 (latter was just a bit of work..not super easy but not hard either)
shoulder press: 3 sets of 10 x 94 (some challenge here)

rows 3 sets of 10 x 134

curls: 3 sets of 10 x 54

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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