Normally, I see sports as a low-stakes subject to be passionate about. Example: I completely enjoyed the less than perfect Illinois vs. Chattanooga basketball game (54-53 Illini win, won in the last few seconds). But had the Moccs won (and I was expecting them to when they got the ball with 12 seconds to go) my life would be none the poorer.
But now we have the “transgenders in women’s sports” debate and, well, those who often vote the same way I do are making nonsensical arguments. So we see a former “top 500” male take chemicals and then become “no. 1” female this year. And then we see arguments like this one..made by “Doctors”:
Good Lord. All one has to do is to look at women’s track and field world records then look a the results of a men’s D1 track meet.
(never mind the other “Dr.” who are perplexed that they’ve made N payments on loan and yet the principal has not decreased..it is as if these self proclaimed geniuses have never heard of “interest.” )
And THIS is one of many reasons professors are disrespected. Yes, every one of us has broad gaps in our knowledge. But that does not mean that we have to go around proudly displaying our ignorance while thinking that WE are the ones who know.
As much as I love to laugh at MAGA ignorance, we have plenty of it in our own house. And it embarrasses me to no end.
Now back to my own mundane workout;
2 hours…yes, 2 hours. It was broken down by 1 hour outside, 16 minutes PT, 44 minutes indoor weights.
Start: McKenzie, spinal balance, one leg bridges, open book indoor, dead bug (8 minutes)
pull ups: 10, 5-5, 10, 10, 10, 5, 5 with the following inbetween:
rotator cuff: 2 sets of 3 different exercises
single leg chair (2 sets each leg)
knee raises (3 sets each leg)
sit to stand single leg (3 sets each leg)
banded walks (2 sets)
And of course push ups: 30 sissy, 30 feet elevated, 30 sissy, 15 deficit (a few extra for depth)
That took 1 hour.
Inside: more single leg bridge (1 set), dead bug (2 sets) side leg lifts (2 sets) spinal balance (1 set) fire hydrants (2 sets) prone knee lifts (2 sets) 16 minutes
Basement: bench press: 10 x 134, 3 sets of 5 x 174 (every 5 minutes); hips down but kind of rough.
one arm rows: 3 sets of 10 each arm (60)
curls: 3 sets of 10 with 50
high incline presses: 2 sets of 10 with 110; have to work on body position; want to avoid pressure on the lumbar.
Other notes: last time, I had 3 sets of 5: 171, 171, 176. Don’t know if today was a regression or not. But I do know that pull ups felt easy and that one legged chair is getting easier. Need to keep with the back stretches.