I know there’s a discussion on another post between Fatman and Wo where they discuss my recent struggles, percentages, daily maxes & etc. I decided that I would keep on doing what I am doing and just try harder. Then if I succeeded I could hue, and if I failed after a sufficient period of time, I would admit defeat and maybe do less weight/more weight for backoff sets.
Got a lot of reading done while I was lying in bed. Trying to read (or re-read) the bigger books I own IOT pack them away:
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: I have a volume of all 5 or 6 books in one. I’ve read it a few times before. After 1200 pages or so I realized that I only like the first two books.
Raymond Chandler: This is a book of all his Marlowe (originally Mallory) stories. For those who don’t know, he’s the major inspiration for all those parodies you see where there’s a detective drinking liquor in an office, and a hot chick walks in and a saxophone plays and the gruff voiceover says something clever in the sense that pick-up lines are clever. I tried reading this before, but I didn’t like the first story, “Blackmailers Never Shoot” (which is the first short story Chandler ever wrote, I think). However, this time I skipped it and read the other 800 pages, all of which I loved. First of all, if someone parodies something it’s generally because the original was so influential. Second, Chandler was among the first authors to make mystery gritty and realistic (it’s always a thug with a gun/knife, never the butler with a blowgun). Highly recommend.
About Face by David Hackworth: I actually started reading this after I was ambulatory. I hate most military memoirs (typically a combination of boasting, acronyms, and stock characters). But I got it for a quarter because I remember that he wrote awesome columns. (Here, but most of the links don’t work) I’m still 100 pages from the end, but it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. Will discuss it more later if I feel like it.
Squat: up to 420; 430x5x1
Bench: up to 325; 330x2x1
elbow no longer sore, but had to stop after 2 singles with 330 😦
Sumo DL: 355 off 5″ deficit, 380 off 4.5″, 390 off 4″
Squat: up to 425; 430x6x1
BTN Press: up to 150; 155x4x1
Sumo+monster: 255 off 5″ deficit, 275 off 4.5″, 315 off 4″
upward trend, i think, is a result of trying dextrose again during workout. back to water
Squat: up to 425; 430x7x1
Bench: up to 325; 330x3x1
Sumo+lite band: 250 off 5″ deficit, 270 off 4.5″
Squat: up to 435; 430x8x1
BTN Press: up to 164; 155x6x1
Sumo+avg band: 235 off 5″ deficit, 245 off 4.5″, 260 off 4″
Squat: up to 440; 430x9x1
Bench: up to 325; 330x7x1
Sumo+ strong band: 170 off 5″ deficit, 180 off 4.5″ deficit, 190 off 4″
I’m pretty happy and feel like I’m back in the game.