Everyone is different, but I prefer the "big five" barbell lifts at the core of my workouts. After years of not having a plan and doing all kinds of stuff from split routines to P90X, I finally stumbled on Stonglifts 5x5. I pretty much use barbell squats, bench press, overhead press, dead lifts, and Pendlay rows as the foundation of my lifting. I throw in pull-ups, chin-ups, some (but not nearly enough) sprinting, and some swimming. Here is my workout log:

Getting Better At Deadlifts

Workout: April 6, 2016 I've been doing a lot of traveling for work, so I've not been able to post lately. I completed my eight sessions with my Read More


Trainer–First Time Ever!

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 Read More


Volume, Light Weight

Workout: December 16, 2015 Executed the Week #2 Wednesday workout for my current StrongLifts Advanced cycle which included squats, standing overhead Read More


A New Lifting Cycle

We are getting close to the end of the calendar year and I've had a couple of weeks without business travel. That means I started a new cycle of Read More


Third Time’s A DL Charm

Workout: December 5, 2015 I really wanted to get this workout in on Friday after work, but I just didn't feel motivated, so I postponed it until Read More


Stress Relief

Workout: December 1, 2015 Little bit of work related stress today, so I'm glad I was able to hit the gym for squats, bench press, Pendlay rows with a Read More