Category Archives: weightlifting

New Year Goals

Where did 2015 go?! Apparently the new year is right around the corner, so I guess that means I need to start setting some goals.

Before we get to the goal setting, I wanted to share some updates in my life, although when I say “my life” I am pretty much entirely referring to my gym life…which is kind of my only life. I’m not mad about it.

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Barbells & Birthdays

Happy Friday! This is probably one of the most exciting Fridays of the year, because next week is a short week due to Christmas – I’m extremely lucky that my company will be closed from Christmas Eve through Monday, January 4th, which means I get the entire week after Christmas off!

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A Method to the Morning Madness + I’m Sorry, Tuesday

Remember that one time when I talked about how everybody hates Tuesdays? Well, I would like to temporarily retract that statement, or at least have this particular Tuesday exempt from such a statement.

Normally, Tuesday is my rest day. However, when your friend/coach casually mentions the night before that tomorrow’s workout has deadlifts, which you haven’t done in a hot minute, sometimes things need to be rearranged. You know, for the greater good (gains).

In all truth, I probably should have taken a rest day as today was my 7th day in a row working out, and recovery is just as important to making progress as training is. I repeat: recovery is important and necessary. I don’t really have a good excuse other than I wanted to deadlift (…do as I say and not as I do). So I went to the gym at 7AM to lift things off the floor…and even had time to make coffee beforehand! You go, Tuesday!

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