Trainer–First Time Ever!

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Workout: January 3, 2016

Happy New Year folks! For the first time in my life, I decided to hire a trainer. Why? Well, as I was doing some barbell rows I noticed the guy next to me holding a barbell over his head (with what looked like 95 lbs,) doing deep squats. When I say deep, I mean butt almost touching the floor.

I have been trying for many, many months to rebuild my squat with the goal on improving my form and going deeper in the hole while maintaining a solid upright position with my top half (as I tend to fold at the bottom). I believe I’ve improved, but I am still no where close to where I’d like to be. So, after seeing this guy next to me doing some of what I’d like to do, I tracked him down after my workout (he is a trainer at my gym) and asked him if he could help me. He told me it took him a long time for him to be able to achieve the strength and flexibility to do what I saw, but he could help me out.

We scheduled an hour evaluation and at the end I purchased a couple of months of sessions! The first session was great as I left with a bunch of warm up exercises designed to help with flexibility and also a list of additional exercises to increase strength in my weak areas that I will do along with my regular StrongLifts Advanced routine. This is while you will see me performing a bunch of new stuff!

I hope everyone is ready to take on the new year and, as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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Almost Passed Out

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Workout: November 3, 2015

If you follow along, you probably know my job has caused me to workout when I can (due to travel) instead of a consistent Monday, Wednesday, Friday cadence. This inconsistency isn’t great, and I think it has led to some loss in strength. For instance, I hit a deadlift PR of 345 lb. on previous StrongLifts Advanced cycle, and I have consistently been failing on this cycle at 310 lb. Today I tried to pull 310 lb., didn’t get the weight off the ground, and then had to drop to my knees as I felt like I was going to pass out!

I’m not stress because I still feel like I had a great workout! As always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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