No, I don’t have anything to brag about. But I WAS feeling pretty good and today’s walk: a bit risky and I felt pain at 1.2 miles; I did two super quick (as in 15-20 second) stretch ‘er out breaks which helped.
Deadlifts: 10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 234 (all good)
Main set (on the 3 mintues) 3, 3, 3, 3, 4 x 290. All were ok; declined a 5’th rep attempt on the last set as rep 4 I could feel the lumbar start to get recruited into the lift.
Stretch;activate..(felt the left IT side/thigh on the first McKenzie)
walk: 1.5 miles at 14:55; kind of damp.
More PT and finish with a yoga series. One leg chair and one leg tree: MUCH better on the weak leg; undeniable progress.
I got Moderna (shot 1) on Tuesday…a week ago. Side effects: somewhat subtle; sore to the touch arm, “allergy eyes”; slightly elevated temperature (kind of a warm rush) and my old injuries: felt all of them somewhat…that seems to happen every time I get a bug). I also had slightly diminished energy.
I still walked; a training walk yesterday and a social one this morning (5K, 2 miles respectively) and also lifted today.
As usual, Lynn was good company (masks, social distance)
The walk: it did ache early yesterday; today: slight.
Shoulder: some tenderness…I did cut the bench press short as my shoulder is not ready to be challenged in that position, yet.
pull ups: 10 singles, 10, 10 singles, 6, 6, 5, 2, 3 (2 were chin grip..these might be ok)
rotator cuff (lots) and hip hikes
bench: 10 x 94, 10 x 114, 5 x 134, 3 x 145 (cut short..wrong kind of pain on rep 3), 5 x 134
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 134
shoulder press: adjusted the spotter arms up: 10 x 99, 10 x 99, 10 x 105
Today: ok walk; alright…I got to the point of being achy but ..aches came on at about mile 3
Later: my lightweight adjustable bench came. I can bring this outside and I can now do incline presses. I am at a point where I can do every exercise I used to do, pre-pandemic. Yes, the squat rack, spotter arms and now bench make my spotter bench redundant, but ..that is such an awesome bench, and it is more rugged.
This light weight bench has a user plus weight capacity of 600 lb, so if I start incline bench pressing 400 lb, I’ll have to upgrade. 🙂 (last year, 135-150 was good for me..)
Not if it means that there is a lot of a vaccine left because I lived among COVID deniers, anti-maskers or conspiracy idiots.
The line is long where I live because of the blue collar nature of the place (lots of workers can’t isolate), poor public health (lots of fat smokers and others with comorbidities) and because …people here WANT to be vaccinated (a good thing). I note that my neighborhood store has masked patrons.
And let’s face it; I am busy this semester; I am teaching overload (tons of grading) ..in fact just some this afternoon…and it isn’t as if I am going anywhere. I go to the office to teach (and had the option of teaching online only) I workout at home or in my neighborhood, maybe go get takeout or groceries, or to the drug store. That’s pretty much it.
Baseball doesn’t start until May 18 so…I have nowhere to go anyway. Given I have type O blood, I am about as safe as any non-vaccinated person can be (only higher risk is age)
Nevertheless, resentment is hard to stop and my goodness, does the self-righteous feel good..even unjustified.
And the Republican politicians understand this in a way that Democrats do not, which is why the only reason we ever win is when the Republicans govern so incompetently.
Vaccine envy I am seeing more and more people get it. I remain ineligible.
Ok, live in Illinois. I am 4 years too young to be eligible by age (I am 61)
People whose jobs are unable to be done remotely are ahead of me. Ok, they SHOULD be. Totally agree.
Some…like prisoners…well, I might not like them but they cannot isolate and they can infect workers, guards, nurses, etc. So, I agree.
Some have comorbidities…a few which are self inflicted (obesity, smoking…yes, being a smoker is classified as having a qualified comorbidity. I note with irony that if I had not maintained my 120 lb weight loss I’d be eligible )
I don’t like all of it..though I sympathize with the “by no fault of theirs comorbidity”….but I agree, on public health grounds.
So my vaccine envy is really….cursing the fact that I am almost dead last in line because I have a safe job and I have good health. Those are usually considered blessings..at least by rational people.
Oh, I have type O blood..so in terms of the body I was blessed with, I am about as safe as a non-hermit can be.
So, I’ll leave it at that; bitterness helps no one.
Ok, the piriformis felt better than the shoulder but the shoulder…didn’t feel that bad. Maybe things are looking…better?
First: 5K walk.
I did the Williams set and the McKenzie set first.
Then came the weights; pull ups (sets of 6-10 singles, 5-6 reps..50 reps total) with rotator cuff/hip hikes
shoulder presses: 10 x 94, 10 x 105, 9 x 110, 10 x 94, and a failed attempt at 115..felt pain so I stopped immediately and retreated to 94 lb.
curls: 3 sets of 10 x ?? 50 lb? (10 kg plates, 1 kg collars, bar weighs very little)
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 134 (better position)
bench press: full reps: 10 x 44, 10 x 94, 10 x 94, 10 x 94 I decided to use a weight that made full reps painless and just work back, taking as long as it takes.
Pull ups: very cautious
9 x 110 supported shoulder press
115 felt awful from the start (felt “bad pain”) , so I bailed..retreated to 10 x 94 instead.