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Don't stop till the gorilla is tired!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

So you all know I'm a slave to numbers. I love to measure, record, gauge, track, sift, sort, and plot.

And so I'm pretty pleased how my new routine is working out.

First of all, my new job is totally different from my last one. I now work in our corporate headquarters office, so I do a lot of report writing....pages & pages of "stuff"

So, the way I have always coped with large amounts of writing, ever since my first high school term paper, has been to write, walk around some, write some more, walk around some more, repeat, repeat, repeat. One pretty cool result is that my little Bodymedia Fit Core Armband tells me I've been racking up between 10-15K steps a day, every day!

On top of that, I make time to hit our company gym almost every day, usually at lunch time. I've got a good 6 days/week workout program that combines strength training, cardio, abs, etc. Between that, my daily commute (I walk about 3/4 mile to my commuter stop & back), plus my "walk to write better program", I easily get in upwards of 120 aerobic minutes a day.

I love it!

The ST routine has also been pretty demanding. I lift 4 of those 6 days each week. This 5/3/1 program I'm doing (see old blog
) is great. There is a steady progression of heavier weights for 3 straight weeks, then the 4th week you "de-load" and do the same exercises at about 50% capacity. This gives your body a chance to recover. I'm in de-load this week and really appreciate it!

After 4 weeks of doing this 5/3/1 program, I can tell it's pretty effective. I'm at my limits on almost every lift. By the end of each workout, I'm ready to call it a day. Getting those last 1-2 reps, I remind myself of that old story about fighting a gorilla;

Don't stop till the gorilla is tired people!

Have a great night Spark friends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JULIAMOONCHILD 10/20/2013 11:34AM

    I loved this blog and the "Don't stop until the Gorilla is tired" saying. LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!!

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BILL60 10/10/2013 9:10AM

    Hang tough, my friend.

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STRONG_SARAH 10/10/2013 2:12AM

    I love this. I can't pinpoint why but I have a great affection for Gorillas. AND, I like your attitude. What's this workout you're doing? I'm going to google it.

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JUNEAU2010 10/9/2013 3:55PM

    I love the walking-writing thing! I'm going to read your earlier blog, too. Thanks for sharing and educating me!

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    Glad to hear things are going so well for you! I love the quote, and use it often actually with my students at the college.

Keep up the great work!


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HEALTHIERKEN 10/9/2013 1:01PM

    Grabber of a blog title! Great that things are going so well for you--bet you don't miss all the travel much : )

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WOUBBIE 10/9/2013 11:23AM

    Glad to hear that all is well in your new burg! Never heard the gorilla saying before - excellent!

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REBECCATKD 10/8/2013 9:28PM

    Work that gorilla! This is great progress. Keep it up!

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    Love it!!! and guess what my trainer has me doing?? YES 5-3-1!! I had a training PR on my backsquat last night of 172.5... and next week is deload week... soooooooo.. it's interesting and I really like it!

You are doing so awesome! You're gonna be on that Fame Wall in no time! 1000lbs here you come!

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