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  1. #21
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    I'd be much better off if I got exercise every day--sounds like some needed discipline. Last night I was feeling antsy and deadlifted for a while, but adding in sprints and TKD forms practice would be good for in between lifting days.

    Running with canine company is better, I agree; if only the family dog enjoyed running and didn't run like a hamstrung clown...

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    Skipped yesterday, feeling guilty today.

    But learned something last week.

    My resting pulse rate, even caffeinated, is usually 50. Last week, after each of two extended and eventful code runs, I checked my pulse: 60, 3-5 minutes after shutting down.

    Told one of my crew this (he's got a "tin leg" as a result of a motorcycle accident). He said, "Yeah, not much gets us excited out here."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    Skipped yesterday, feeling guilty today.

    But learned something last week.

    My resting pulse rate, even caffeinated, is usually 50. Last week, after each of two extended and eventful code runs, I checked my pulse: 60, 3-5 minutes after shutting down.

    Told one of my crew this (he's got a "tin leg" as a result of a motorcycle accident). He said, "Yeah, not much gets us excited out here."
    I've been less than consistent lately, so I need to get back on the ball; been too complacent about my personal scheduling discipline.

    That is one heck of an impressive heart rate, though; mine usually stays a little below or just a little above 70 BPM, although I am a bit more susceptible to adrenaline dumps. Very nice conditioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    It just takes stubbornness. You can do it.
    Stubbornness--this is where it becomes a virtue. Thanks for the reminder. Off to the gym to do squats and deadlifts (my two favorite lifts, incidentally) after work this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faramir2 View Post
    Stubbornness--this is where it becomes a virtue. Thanks for the reminder. Off to the gym to do squats and deadlifts (my two favorite lifts, incidentally) after work this evening.
    I tell people all the time that motivation doesn't equal discipline.

    "I'm just not motivated to go work out" is what I get from people.

    "So? I'm almost never motivated to go lift heavy-ass weights. I'm almost never motivated to do a metcon that makes my lungs feel like they're catching fire. I'm almost never motivated to say 'no' to a night of drinking, or to tons of crappy food. But I AM disciplined."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    I tell people all the time that motivation doesn't equal discipline.

    "I'm just not motivated to go work out" is what I get from people.

    "So? I'm almost never motivated to go lift heavy-ass weights. I'm almost never motivated to do a metcon that makes my lungs feel like they're catching fire. I'm almost never motivated to say 'no' to a night of drinking, or to tons of crappy food. But I AM disciplined."
    Discipline--there's the word we needed.

    I'll post an update tonight, as a drive toward further discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    I tell people all the time that motivation doesn't equal discipline.

    "I'm just not motivated to go work out" is what I get from people.

    "So? I'm almost never motivated to go lift heavy-ass weights. I'm almost never motivated to do a metcon that makes my lungs feel like they're catching fire. I'm almost never motivated to say 'no' to a night of drinking, or to tons of crappy food. But I AM disciplined."
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    So I didn't get the update done last night, but here it is this morning.

    For some reason, my gut felt heavy and bleh after dinner, and I didn't even eat that much. I have indulged a bit on sweets/carbs lately, which didn't help (need to discipline myself against killing myself like that).

    I went to the gym anyway, but my endurance wasn't great, and therefore my workout wasn't fantastic. I still did a decent amount, though, and got something done. Tonight will be some movement work (TKD forms, some dry practice), and tomorrow will be back to the weights.

    Program last night: Squats: 3x10 @ 135, warmup weight; 5x5 @205 for work sets. Deadlifts: I did these after the squats, so I was both warmed up and slightly fatigued already in the deadlifting muscles. Did a 3x5 @ 185, then 4x5 @ 205--was planning on a 5x5, but my lower back/pelvis, specifically where the erector spinae muscles insert at the sacrailiac joints, was complaining rather too stridently, so I laid off. Overhead press: 4x7 @ 65 (dang I hate that number). Ended with a 1x7 on pullups (I needed to get home, so I cut that short).

    All in all not terrible. I hadn't been to the gym in a good few days, so I kept weight a little lighter. I needed a little more rest time between a couple of sets, but I was also working at building up my endurance by reducing rest time between sets.
    Last edited by Faramir2; 06-19-2019 at 05:57 AM. Reason: Accidentally way overstated one number--wrong key.

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    The main thing is showing up. Just consistently hitting the weights for the last 18 months has been huge for me. My key has been showing up and doing SOMETHING, and not worrying about the weight on the bar or number of reps. Just show up and work, at least some.

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