Missed a couple workouts.

music selection:  “Cotton Fields” — Tesla

waist-line:  38.5 inches

I got a little distracted and missed my Friday and Monday workout.  The Strong Lifts 5×5 app noted I hadn’t worked out in a week and recommended de-loading by 10%.  I took the advice.  What I did today was almost trivially easy and I’m glad because it gave me opportunity to be hyper focused on my form.  Especially on the squat where I’ve been cheating a little by not always breaking parallel.

I think I will ultimately lift more for this set back.  I feel pretty good.  I’m not making much progress on my weight but I’m very happy with the two plus inches I’ve lost from my waist-line since starting Strong Lifts 5×5.  Logically, I must be replacing fat with lean mass.  Clearly, that is a positive indicator for my health and well being.  Next workout is Friday and I’m eager to get after it.

Devour your prey raptors!

Bro, do you even lift?

Never miss another opportunity to devour prey!

3 thoughts on “Bro, do you even lift?

  • August 16, 2018 at 12:06 pm
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    A break now and then does the body good! And taking a step back and concentrating on form is also very good.
    I used to look at my numbers way to much, eventually get demotivated and quit complet. My current approach to exercising is a lot more laid back and it works a lot better for me. I stay motivated and keep doing it.

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  • August 16, 2018 at 10:59 pm
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    Weight lifting builds muscle mass as well as burns calories. Muscle is much denser than fat. So your weight loss might slow as your muscle mass grows, because you are displacing fat with bigger muscles. And that’s more than just o.k. The reason is that your muscles store glucose for immediate available energy. The result is that bigger muscles burn more glucose–even when you’re resting–and expand your overall capacity to consume more calories without overloading your liver’s storage capacity; which is the only other organ in your body that can store glucose. Overloaded liver storage capacity gets converted to fat. As you progress, your physical form, more so than your weight, becomes a better benchmark to keep a eye on.

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    • August 16, 2018 at 11:31 pm
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      Good points Wayne. I’ve tracked my weight on Monday posts for more than year. When I started the Wednesday series, I decided to track waistline instead as I think that is a superior indicator of progress for this program.

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