Saturday, March 31, 2012

Training Update March 31, 2012

Good training week. I failed to complete a few sets as prescribed. So I'll need to make sure I eat plenty and get decent sleep. Otherwise the recovery part of training, the part that actually increases strength, won't be as effective and progress will stall.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Big Ones and Little Ones

I mentioned a while ago that I was planning on getting some new plates. Well, they are here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Training Update March 24, 2012

Started off with a good training week. The ankle gave me trouble towards the end though.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

What is soreness and what causes it? Nobody likes being sore, but everybody who has done a new workout is familiar with it. I have often heard that it is caused by the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. For the longest time I have thought this was correct. Technically I am a scientist so please indulge me for a bit as I wax scientific.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Training Update March 17, 2012

Alright. I had ankle surgery that took much longer to recover from, in fact I am still recovering from it. Then I got the flu. So my training took a bit of a break. Now I just have a cold sore for I this week I got back to it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gym in a Closet

This is the home of our home-gym. It is a utility closet with a little extra space. It this closet we store two squat stands (that also act as supports for the bench press), a padded bench, a rubber-plywood platform, and a few weights.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

First workout since the surgery

I recently had an ankle surgery. 8 Years ago I fell rock climbing, took a 15-20 foot whipper into the wall I was climbing just to be clear, and shattered my ankle. I suffered what is called a pilon fracture, which means my talus (bone that supports the tibia) went up through my tibia and fibula. In order to put me back together 3 plates and 16 screws were installed in my lower leg.