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March 26, 2018 Check-In

Last week was "deload" week, a week with lighter weight to recuperate, and so the sprints on the bike were set at 1.

I continue to work on getting healthier. I'll do some extra tracking this week. The glucose was 119 and blood pressure was 143/86 with an 82 pulse this morning.

I lifted the same all three days last week:
Deadlifts at 145lbs for 4 sets of 5
Squats at 115 for 4 sets of 5
Bench at 110 for 4 sets of 5
Pull ups for 3 sets of 3
And some stretching

This week is starting the second strength cycle for this year. Because of weekend events I'll be lifting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week and next. The sprints for the HIIT workout will be set at 22. I think I will keep with this type of rotation until I can get to a solid 90 RPMs on 25.

Here's what I lifted today:
Deadlifts 135x5, 205x5, and 220 for 2 sets of 5 Squats at 135x5, 175x5, and 180 for 2 sets of 5 Bench at 135x5, 155x5, and 170 for 2 sets of 5 Pull ups for 3 sets of 4 And some stretching
I'll do someth…

Weekly Check In 3-19-18

Did this week's sprints on "25" (the max setting on the exercise bike)

I lifted 3 times this past week.

Tuesday: Deadlifts 255 for 4 sets of 2 Squats 210 for4 sets of 2 Bench 195 for 4 sets of 2 Bodyweight Pull-Ups  for three sets of 4
Due to shoulder pain I tried cutting out overhead press and curls


Third Week of Strength Cycle #1, 2018

Started feeling better this past week. Had my doctor's appointment, and worked on building some stuff at home. 
Worked on HIIT with the exercise bike resistance set on 24 for the sprints. In May I may increase the time on the sprints. For now I'll just keep cycling between 22-25 at 20 seconds with 2 minutes in between. I'm hoping to get to a higher speed before adding time. 

I lifted 3 times this week.
Tuesday: Deadlifts 240 for 4 sets of 3 Squats 195 for 4 sets of 3 Bench 185 for 4 sets of 3 Pull-Ups with 6 pounds extra for three sets of 4 Overhead Press 35lb Dumbbells for three sets of 5  Curls 25lb Dumbbells for three sets of 5 

March 2018 A1C Check In

I had another A1c check today. The doc asked me, "are you even diabetic? It says you are on your file however your A1c is normal."

Came in at 5.2, a little higher than the last two times. I'll have to keep an eye on that however I'm still much lower than 15 months ago when I came in at 9.3, and as you can see from the video on the link above 9.3 is HIGH!

My blood pressure and weight are a little higher than last time as well. I weighed in at 156 this morning and my blood pressure at the exam was 139/88 which is higher than when I measure at home. I've had few vertigo episodes the last week and I am trying to figure out what has triggered that. It has been over a year for that. I may also have scoliosis and will need to keep an eye on that. Lots to manage.

I'm lifting for sets of 3 this week, so a bit higher than last week, and also up to 24 on the resistance bike for the sprint portion of my cardio. Next week I'll do sets of 2, and I'll also go up to 25.…