Friday, January 26, 2007

Entry #369

I'm allowing a certain degree of vigor and spontaneity to seep through the following post in order to reflect today's thought~process.

My back still poses issues, but my philosophy on treating it has changed.

I'm hereby going to be squatting and deadlifting everyday, be it merely light form practice or an actual workout. Either way, my body must become a repping machine, unable to become unaccustomed to exercise. Squatting every once in a while when my back just happens to feel okay isn't acceptable.

Everything in the following session is a drastic compromise of weight for my current condition.

ME lower~body

45 lbs., 12 reps
135 lbs., 10 reps
225 lbs., 7 reps
275 lbs., 3 reps
This was merely a reintroduction. I stopped it prematurely to avoid injury. Cautiousness is what allowed me to build~up to a 405 lb. deadlift in a matter of weeks before. Ego is a deadly enemy.

Walking lunges:
70 lb. dumbbells, 9 reps
3 sets

Good mornings:
65 lbs., 8 reps
65 lbs., 8 reps
95 lbs., 12 reps
I avenged Bruce Lee by completing the latter weight. That's the amount on this exercise that killed his back for the rest of his life. I pointed my finger at the barbell and it just sat there in shame.

Weighted Swiss ball crunches:
50 lbs. of plates, 8 reps
5 sets
I hate this stupid ball.


  1. actually, he did 135 without warming up which screwed up his back.

  2. Yup, I confused it with his squats.