backsliding or not?

Yesterday was sort of a rough day, glute/back wise…but my lower leg to foot joint and my knee ached slightly too, and, to be honest, it was not THAT painful; it was that I was ready to quit by the time I had walked home.

But today..and last night for that matter..better? Yes, a cold front moved in, and yes, I *probably* have an arthritic condition of some sort (it was diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis at one time..and the diagnosis was withdrawn) so who the heck knows.

Part of it was that I was not stretching my piriformis in the “out” direction like I should, and perhaps I wasn’t doing as many office stretches as I should?

This might just be the “new me.”

Friday: upper body weights; 85 minutes. Did the full PT prior to going outside (sans the prone knee lifts): 50 single pull ups (10 seconds), 2 sets of 5; push ups were 30, 30 sissy, 30 elevated, 10 deficit.

Inside: 10 x 134, 5 x 174, 5 x 174, 5 x 176 bench press

3 sets of single arm rows.

3 sets of curls

3 sets of “almost upright/high incline” shoulder presses: 10 x 88 (too easy) 10 x 93, 10 x 98 (just right)

Today: full PT, deadlifts, PT/stretch, 1.15 mile walk.

deadlifts: 10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 224 (all beltless)

main set: 5 sets of 3 x 295 (3 minutes each).

Afterward, I did feel the left IT band on my press ups…but milder…I do have a PT condition to worry about too.

The sets of 295 were moderately challenging but not that hard. There was some lumbar being used but certainly not all. Need to stretch that left IT band.

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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