Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lower at Home

This weekend I decided to go with a lower / upper split for my weight training. Given the lack of motivation this week, I figured something low volume would be easier to break back into. I need the aggression lifting gives me to find the drive to go lift. It's a vicious cycle

I did the following:

Warm Up - Walk around the sub-division
Deadlifts - 5 x 20k, 60k, 80k, 80k, 80k
Box Squats - 5 x BW, 16k, 24k, 32k, 32k, 32k
Knee Raises - 8, 8, 8
Grippers - 5\5 x T, #1, #1; 1/1 x No Set #1

During the workout, I even caught a tiny little snake. My wife put it in the grass. Deadlifts were interesting, this is the first time I have picked up a weight over body weight in some time. My hands were burning and ached from it. I need to get back into the heavy weights, I think.

On the nutrition front I have been doing ok. My diet still has too much food from eating out, but my patterns do result in holding weight steady at 160lbs. Given all the other aspects of life I am juggling at this time, I am ok with this. I do think a push down to a leaner body composition is due at some point, but my recovery needs to be prepared to accommodate it.

This new netbook computer represents how I would prefer for day to day home computing fit in my life. Boot up something small and quick, hit my websites, send out a few emails, update my blog, and get offline. I should do my work computing at work and only pull out a more powerful machine in the event of professional development at home or some extreme crunch time at work.

So far, however, I have been using it in ADDITION to my other computing. Doh! It's tweaked now though, so things should improve.