the word is given

I have now managed to squat every session for two weeks, without issue. left leg is healing. the weights are silly but still. got input from one of the more senior lifter and he suggested I do more box squats, so that is definitely on the menu from now on.

work is currently quite interesting and I try to do what I can to increase my chances of a meaningful future. there is one thing I’d like to try, let’s see if I can make that happen.

be good to each other.

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a change of plans

went lifting yesterday morning to prepare for my night shift in the ER. tore my shoelaces when setting up for squatting, so I decided to use machines instead of tripping and killing myself. however, the machine also broke and I almost knocked out my teeth. having barely escaped with my life I decided to do leg extensions.  did a couple of sets before tearing something on the inside of the my left leg (guessing m vastus med sin). the time plan for doing a 230 kg squat just got bumped up.

guess my bench will get a lot more attention during the coming weeks.

be good to each other.

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weakness of the body

the boys might turn out to be a decent television series. I really enjoyed the comic and hope that the same atmosphere can be carried over to another format. maybe my enthusiasm mostly stem from the feeling of rebelling against a messed up hierarchy. about the seemingly weak people doing stuff that matters. or maybe it’s just that I enjoy violent comics.

I enjoy lifting stuff. end of message.

be good to each other.

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into the breach

I like this song even though I don’t like beer.

new years eve was a very dynamic night at work. the expectation for tonight is about the same, if the text messages I’ve gotten during the day are anything to go by.

goals for 2019 are:

  • be a better partner
  • paint more
  • get stronger (500 lbs squat, a pretty 315 lbs bench)

got a lifting session in this morning, before going back to sleep. squatted 5×5 187.5 kg, my poverty bench for the day was 3×3 120 kg. assistance was pin presses, barbell row and some cable stuff.

be good to each other.

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average smart, average strong

enjoying a few days off from work, will be back in the ER on new years eve.

while my so is away doing something she loves, I’m at home reading, listening to music and petting cats. in short, enjoying life.

slowly getting through the pile of books to read. finished ”sapiens” recently, not very impressed. interesting but I think many of the points were made, and eloquently elaborated on, in ”why the west rules – for now” which came out a couple of years ago. ”musicophilia” by oliver sacks is an entertaining read. I’ve read other things he wrote, and this is just as interesting. the feeling is that I read for fun but learning stuff that can possibly be beneficial at work.

after almost every lifting session I feel ”my performance sucked AGAIN”. while this is not necessarily objectively true it is the feeling I’m left with leaving the gym. maybe I have too high expectations on myself?

recent squatting feats are 5x 197.5 kg, 12x 170 kg and a taxing session just the other day where I went 3+3+2 at 200, 3x 190 and 3+3 at 180. with regards to pressing, I’m still the proud owner of a poverty bench but at least I can bang out 2×6 at 125kg any given day.

coach is getting worse. we’ve talked a bit more about death lately. he still comes to the gym almost every day but hardly lifts anything.

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gym and chill

the above song is in swedish but might still be enjoyable for everyone. she is not angry, just disappointed. which is worse.

training is coming along nicely given it is merely one of many parts of life. recently I became curious how much I could squat (9x 175 kg, 5x 195kg and worked up to a single at 212.5 kg the morning after working the night shift). my plan for 230 kg is set. hopefully senior coach lives long enough to see it.

bench is more of a problem. yesterday I did an easy single at 135 kg, followed by 10x 100 and 9x 105. all with pause, of course. a great increase compared to a few years back. that is a small comfort, however, when all my training partners routinely bench between 170 kg and 220 kg each training session. regardless, the long term goal of 150 kg stands (just like cadia).

work is great. I’m learning so much stuff every day. even on my days off, I find the energy to read material related to the profession and I thoroughly enjoy it. a few weeks ago, by necessity, we set up a temporary mini-ICU at an ordinary ward. our efforts were successful, btw.

be good to each other.

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the fourth exercise

in powerlifting, there are apparently not three but four lifts/exercises with the fourth and final being eating. how fitting, since I am on the well-known see food-diet: I see food, I eat it.

currently on a six week long vacation. struggling to find a daily rhythm with less stress and more life. being a stay-at-home husband suits me perfectly. my only issue with this is actually finishing the housework before my better half comes home from work.

the actual lifting is slowly progressing ”just as planned”. current status: squats are ok, bench is ok, deadlift is improving. each training session, I’m doing 30 work reps (5×6) each of two of the lifts. nothing fancy, but it’s enjoyable.

be good to each other.

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