Still not over it

And by “it” I mean the glute and the back. I still get aches from time to time; I have regressed over my COVID period. That isn’t a surprise; the virus attacks ALL weak areas.

I am not back to square one however. I know how to do the exercises, and I can handle 2 milers ok. I need to build up to more “commuter walks” and not sit so much.

Weight: 193.5 BEFORE walking, so I have not gained weight.

Workout: full PT mixed with pull ups. Did “crunch” singles: 7, 7, 8, 8 then two sets of 6 reps each for 42 total.

After PT, downstairs. Bench: 5 x 134, then 3 sets of 5 x 155 with a ton of rest.

Then deadlifts: 10 x 134, 10 x 184 low, then two single reps with 228, attempting to not let my hips shoot up too much. They were not great reps; maybe try with 204 next time. I see that my body CAN attain the position; but when the weight gets even remotely challenging I change to a back dominant lift.

Back up to push ups: 3 sets of 20 then 2 sets of 10 chest tap push ups.

Then the walk; it was painless until the final 0.1 or so and even then not that bad. Was not fast though. This was 1:20 slower than the previous 2 days.

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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