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Another Week Closer! 11-18-18

I'm doing HIIT with the sprints set at 4 for this week. 5 sprints total. Using an exercise bike.

Tuesday and Thursday I lifted

Squat set 1, 5x135, set 2-5 5x180
Bench set 1, 5x135, set 2-5 5x155
Deadlifts set 1, 5x135, set 2-5 5x200
Saturday I lifted

Squat set 1, 5x135, 185 for 5, then 6. 190 for 5, then 195 for 4. Bench set 1, 5x135, then 160 for a set of 5, then a set of 6. Followed that for 165 for a set of 5, and 170 for 4. Deadlifts set 1, 5x135, then 210 for 2 sets of 5. I followed that up with 215 for 5, and 220 for 5!

Breathing and Exercise

I'm looking at a variety of training ideas. Breathing is important and I'm trying to include it into my training consciously. Hopefully this will add to my workout.

I tried 10 rounds of the "Box Breathing" and it lowered my blood pressure by several points. I'll continue to test this out for a month or so. I'm going to also look at sports visualization and more moving forward.




KEEP GRINDING!
ABOUT THE BLOG: This blog started years ago to talk about self-care and weightlifting. It stopped for a few years. It was restarted when I was told that I was diabetic. I had an A1C of 9.3. A1C is an estimate of your blood sugar level over the last 3 months and 6.5 is pre-diabetic, and usually over 7 is considered diabetic. In March I was re-tested and my A1C was 5.0. That's below pre-diabetic (so, essentially non-diabetic). It was nice to have my doctor say, "you used to be diabetic." I'm still working on improving my insulin sensitivity and not thinking I&…

November 8, 2018

So I am lifting two days this week because I'm taking the car to get worked on Saturday morning. The goal is to lift 3 days a week. However, I'm doing full body workouts just in case stuff like this comes up. I'm doing HIIT with the sprints set at 3 for now. 5 sprints total. Using an exercise bike. Sometimes I think about doing the longer full body HIIT workout, also called the 7 minute workout.

Tuesday and Thursday I lifted

Squat set 1, 5x135, set 2-5 5x180 Bench set 1, 5x135, set 2-5 5x155 Deadlifts set 1, 5x135, set 2-5 5x200
I weighed in at 157.5 today which wasn't inspiring. Going to a family event over the weekend set me back a bit. I'll keep trying to get into the 148lb category for December 1
Slowly I'm developing an interest in some of my mental and emotional muscles.
I'm planning on doing HIIT tomorrow and I can do a short workout early on Saturday, or maybe the car will be done fast enough to get to the gym afterwards. 
KEEP GRINDING!

First Week of November 2018

Did 3 days of HIIT. I'm now doing 5 sprints and will go up in difficulty. This week was 2, tomorrow I will start with 3.

I only lifted 2 days because of a road trip. I'm just doing squat, bench, and deadlifts right now. I do one set with 135 and then 4 sets at the set weight. This week it was 175 for squat, 150 for bench, and 190 for deadlifts. On Thursday I did 6 reps instead of the 5. I'll do that usually on Saturdays.

You can see the workout on posts below. Weight has slowly come down. I'll see what I'm at tomorrow.

Last week of October 2018

So I lifted two days this week. Usually I'll be lifting 3 days.

Tuesday I lifted
Squat set 1, 5x135, set 2-5 5x175 Bench set 1, 5x135, set 2-5 5x150 Deadlifts set 1, 5x135, set 2-5 5x190
Thursday I lifted
Squat set 1, 5x135, set 2-4 5x175, and final set was 6 reps of 175 Bench set 1, 5x135, set 2-4 5x150, final set of 6 reps for 150 Deadlifts set 1, 5x135, set 2-4 5x190, and set 5 for a set of 6
I was going to stick to 4 sets, however this felt easy enough for 5 sets. I'll see how I feel next week. 
I weighed in at 153.0 today which surprised me. We are going to a family event over the weekend so we will see how it goes. I'll be trying to get into the 148lb category for December 1

KEEP GRINDING!

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