Relaxing Weekend

Of course, grades are coming up. That will be a challenge but I have several days to get it done.

This weekend: watched Army Navy, did some stuff:

Saturday: reduced deadlifts and 32 minutes bike:

10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 224

3 sets of 3 x 260 low (should have stopped at 2). Reps were painless but felt the back after the 3’rd set and quit. Funny: the back bothered me more after the hike and after mulching leaves, but still, I did not want to push it.

It felt fine the rest of the day and the next?

Sunday: walk and rehab: rehab, 1.3 walk, rehab, 1.1 walk, rehab, 1.1 walk all at 16:20-16:30 mpm; did banded walks (felt the back), Warrior 3 with shoes, chest taps, etc. Full rehab sets between walks which were mostly non-stop.

Shoulder pain: this has gone very well…might reintroduce some bench pressing in the near future.

Weekend Workouts

I did NOT formally walk.

What I did: Saturday, some rehab and 32 minutes on the exercise bike; I did walk to and from the football game (.7 miles each way) and made it without stopping due to pain.

Sunday; deadlifts, and stationary cycling (31 minutes) and some stretching.

Note: as far as the cycling: a few months ago, I started with .25 miles hard, .75 miles easier resistance. Now it is .5/.5 or 1/1, Today: .5 easy, 1.5 hard up to mile 9, then 10’th was all easy.

Deadlifts: 10 x 134, 10 x 184, then 10 x 224.
on the 3: 4 sets of 3 x 262, 1 set of 5 x 262 (best for 5 reps; still had more in the tank.
4 inch: 3 x 274 (easy), 3 x 301 (3’rd rep..right side of the upper glute/lower back; slight twinge

8 inch: 10 x 270

Note: now that I have gotten up to doing reps with 260+, maybe I’ll try my bigger bar for my sets of 3, not that it really matters.

I was wrong

Started with weights and 32 minutes on the exercise bike, and then I went to the Wisconsin at Illinois game.

I honestly thought that Wisconsin might be on its heels after playing (and losing to) Notre Dame, Penn State and Michigan. Wrong. What happened was that Illinois seemed like an easy opponent in comparison.

And Illinois close loss to Maryland? Maryland got slammed 51-14 and 66-17 in their last 2 games (Iowa and Ohio State). Game post in the second half of this post.

Weights: (rehab, right now, right arm is achy) and 32 minutes bike:

Deadlifts: 10 x 134, 10 x 184

working sets: 10 x 224, 4 sets of 3 x 256, 1 set of 3 x 261 (new set every 3 minutes for the set of 5)

High handle (4 inch): 3 x 274, 3 x 301 (easier than the 8 inch..slight twinge on final rep)

8 inch: 10 x 260 to finish off my quads.

Then the bike.

Rehab: I did fight off some tingles, but once again made it to the game and back without breaks. Injury is improving. I did stretch my back before walking.

Football game when with Harry; game was a beatdown from the first snap as the Wisconsin offensive line just pushed Illinois all over the place. Wisconsin’s drives stalled due to bad passing: field goal, interception (deep) but it was 10-0 at the half, and the lead felt like much more.

Surprisingly, Illinois didn’t even try to run the ball much at all at first; all passes. Wisconsin didn’t try to pass at first, all runs..long time sucking drives.

Two long drives in the 3’rd pushed it to 24-0.

Late in the game, thanks to pass interference penalties, Illinois had the ball 4’th and 10 at the Wisconsin 25 and fans in my section were yelling to kick the field goal to avert the all but certain shutout! Illinois went for it, didn’t make it, and toward the end, Wisconsin took a knee rather than a final “style points” score.

Photos: Harry and me, a bit of action; I was amused that the special teams had to work around the band to get their second half warm ups in, and the ugly stats line. Game felt a lot worse than 24-0.

Upper deck: not very well filled in.

Workout catch up

Kind of busy and dead this week.

Tuesday: I had my PT reeval; we will do 3 more “every other week” sessions.

Shoulder: progressing nicely. Glute: stalker injury…first 8-9 minutes feel like old times, then “never going to give you up” mode.

Monday; pull ups, push ups (including 10 almost flat at the end), seated presses, curls, rows, 32 minutes bike (10 fake miles)

Tuesday: yoga; 2 16:30 ish miles on the riverfront…then the PT later

Wednesday: pull ups, push ups, deadlifts (10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 224, then 10 x 260 high); had to wear a sweatshirt, 32 minutes bike

Today: yoga, 2 mile walk (usual 2 stretch breaks), 33 minutes bike; legs sort of sore.

And the beat goes on; tomorrow I give an exam for a prof out with COVID.