Rainy Day Run

I'm really enjoying my paternity leave, getting to stay home and help with Juni is great but I'm also trying to get in some workouts. I took last week off due to lack of sleep, I'm still not fully caught up, but I forced myself to continue with my workout routine this week.  This morning …

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Barbarian Book Club: Weightlifting Progress 4June18

As of today, my working weights are as follows:  OHP: 125lbs BP: 165lbs Squat: 245lbs Deadlift: 284lbs Since the beginning of the year I've added the following; OHP: +30lbs BP: +20lbs Squat: +70lbs Deadlift: +100lbs My Bench Press sucks at 165, dunno what the deal is, it's my least favorite lift and the one where …

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Strength Endurance Building

The Linear Progression Strength program has been going great. I've greatly improved my strength in the past three months. I'm warming up with weights that I used to consider heavy a year ago. Of course the downside of focusing on strength alone was bound to catch up to me. I gained a bit of weight, …

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First Weight Failure

It finally happened, I reached my first weight failure. Yesterdays gym session started poorly, I was in a bad mood most of the morning and it was made worse when I got to the gym and realized that I forgot my headphones. On top of that the gym was filled with douchebags. I hit the …

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Barbarian Book Club: Weightlifting Progress 5FEB18

  I'm about two months into my focused quest to grow the body worthy of a Barbarian King, leading fierce warriors against the globalist Roman legions. My plan is outlined in this post, and now about two months later I figured I would look back on progress.   Going through my Journal the earliest weightlifting …

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Barbarian Book Club: Weightlifting

The majority of posts on this blog are dedicated to reading and writing, but the intellectual element is only one area of interest. Fitness has always been an important part of my life, my day job depends on it, and I enjoy both the physical challenge and the mental aspect of weightlifting and endurance training. The …

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