NEPTUNE1939's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NEPTUNE1939 NEPTUNE1939's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Relentless day 31, Back Isolation Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866514 Warm-up 30-min walk <em>91</em> <BR> Circuit training; Tempo 1-0-4-0; 45 to 60 Seconds rest between sets <BR> <BR> Cable Pull-down 3 Sets, 36 Reps, Volume 1,800 Lbs. <BR> Bent over rows 3 Sets, 36 Reps. Volume 2,520 Lbs. <BR> Seated Cable Rows 3 Sets, 36 Reps, Volume 2,880 Lbs. <BR> Straight Arm Push Down 3 Reps, 3 Reps, Volume 1,020 Lbs. <BR> <BR> Total workout; 12 Sets, 140 Reps, Volume 8.220 Lbs. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Have a good day Sparkers. <em>224</em> <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:30:30 EST Relentless day 30, Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866162 Took a break from weights today. <BR> <BR> But I did walk. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:52:51 EST Relentless day 29, Leg Isolation Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865609 Warm up 30-minute walk. Circuit training with 40 Second Rest Per Set. Tempo 1-0-4-0 <BR> <BR> Standing Leg Curl 3 Sets, 20 Reps, Volume 480 per Leg: TTL: 6 Sets, 40 Reps, Vol. 960 Lbs. <BR> Leg Extension 3 Sets, 45 Reps, Volume 4,688 Lbs. <BR> Leg Press 3 Sets, 45 Reps, Volume 6,413 Lbs. <BR> Calf Raises 3 Sets, 135 Reps, Volume 19,238 Lbs. <BR> Seated Soleus Raises 4 Sets, 125 Reps. 13,438 Lbs. <BR> <BR> Total workout 19Sets, 390 Reps, Volume 44,735 Lbs. 22.4 tons <BR> <BR> Couldn't do m... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:56:17 EST Relentless day 28, Triceps Isolation Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864765 <em>30</em> Warm up 30-minute walk. <BR> Circuit training with 40 Second Rest Per Set. Tempo 1-0-4-0 <BR> <BR> Cable Push Downs 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 1,890 Lbs. <BR> EZ Bar Close Grip Bench 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 1,352 Lbs. <BR> Kickbacks 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 448 Lbs per Arm Total Vol. 10 Sets, 104 Reps, Vol. 896 Lbs. <BR> <BR> Total Workout 10 Sets, 224 Reps, Volume 4,138 Lbs. <BR> <BR> Cool down walk 15-Min <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Have a good Spark workout. <em>91</em> <... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:22:34 EST Relentless day 27, Bicep Isolation Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863809 Warm up: 30-minute walk. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Circuit Training with 40 Second Rest Per Set; Tempo - 1-0-4-0 <BR> <BR> Standing EZ-Bar Curl 5 Sets, 32 Reps, Volume 1,216 <BR> One Arm Cable Curls 5 Sets, 30 Reps, Volume 820 per arm; TTL 10 Sets, 60 Reps, Vol. 1,640 <BR> Concentration Curls 5 Sets, 40 Reps, Volume 400 per arm; TTL 10 Sets, 80 Reps., Vol. 800 <BR> <BR> Cable Wrist Curls were completed after circuit training; <BR> Pronation 1 Set, 30 Reps, Volume 1,050 <BR> Supination ... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:00:02 EST Relentless day 26, Relief 9th day, Leg Isolation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862939 <em>213</em> That virus has been a bugger. <em>527</em> <BR> <BR> Still have a cough; it just seems like it wants to hang on. But I pushed it a tad today. First I walked for 30-minutes to warm up then started with my leg isolation routine. <BR> <BR> Standing Leg Curl 2 Sets, 16 Reps, Volume 500 per leg; TTL 4 Sets, 32 Reps, Vol. 1,000 Lbs. <BR> Leg Extensions 2 Sets, 30 Reps, Volume 2,213 Lbs. <BR> Leg Press 1 Set, 15 Reps., Volume 1,875 Lbs. <BR> Calf Raises 1 Set, 60 Reps, Volume ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:56:22 EST Relentless day 25, Relief 8th day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862170 <em>104</em> Finally - This morning felt great. Got 1-full hour of doing a race track pattern in the house. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Still have a minor cough. It was 23 degrees F this morning when I did my outside chores. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Going to rest for the remainder of the day. <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I'm going back to my isolation lifting routine. <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> It's a great day Sparkers, I woke up! <em>334</em> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:18:46 EST Relentless day 24, A Little More Relief 7th day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861729 <em>527</em> Last night went much better; I slept 6-hours straight without waking up to cough. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Still a little weak so I won't go bananas with exercise. But I hope by Monday I can start an easy routine. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> This has been a lot of dead time for me and I'm not used to it. Have a great Spark day! <em>213</em> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:44:20 EST Relentless day 23, A Little Relief 6th day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860984 <em>527</em> A little more energy today so I won't push it. <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Stay hydrated Sparkers! <em>102</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:24:31 EST Relentless day 22, No Relief 5th day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860357 <em>527</em> But the chores still need to be done. And walking does get your metabolism going; did 3 rounds of 15 minutes each. Wasn't earth shattering but it was something! <em>211</em> <BR> Stay with it Sparkers Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:48:07 EST Relentless day 21, No Relief 4th day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859447 This Virus is a tenacious bugger! This is 7th day for DW & although its getting better she has a lingering cough. As for me, all I can do are my morning chores & I'm down for the rest of the day. Temps outside have been in the low 20's; this AM was 21 degrees F. <BR> <BR> Our Doc said this virus has been lasting for up to 10-days. So much for a flu shot - CDC missed the boat on this one. <em>527</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Stay positive Sparkers; a hundred years from now we won't... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:54:02 EST Relentless day 20, No Relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858602 This is the 3rd day of the virus attack. Was able to do my chores but no "Honey do" jobs which I have plenty of. <em>527</em> <BR> <BR> Keep on sparking! <em>104</em> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:03:37 EST Relentless day 19, The Plan Goes Awry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857834 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1768360465.jpg"> <BR> <BR> DW's cold is better & mine is worse. The isolation exercises I've planned for a six week stint was sabotaged by a virus. Oh well, the best thing is not to fret & take charge in getting well. <BR> <BR> I like Glasbergen's cartoon for today. It speaks volumes. <BR> <BR> Spark on Sparkers. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:03:36 EST Relentless day 18, Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857029 DW visited the grandkids last Wednesday and came back sick. Well yesterday I started in with a cough & this morning a full blown cold. So rest day was declared. But its a great day - I'm above ground & breathing! <em>527</em> Have a great day! Hugs from far away - don't want you to get it. <em>91</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:49:30 EST Relentless day 17, Delts & Pecs Isolation Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856466 Deltoids: <BR> Anterior Head 3 Sets, 30 Reps, Volume 345 Lbs. Per arm: Total: 6 Sets, 60 Reps, Vol. 690 <BR> Lateral Head 3 Sets, 36 Reps, Volume 216 Lbs. Per Arm: Total 6 Sets, 72 Reps, Vol. 432 <BR> Posterior Had 3 Sets, 36 Reps, Volume 570 Lbs. <BR> Pectoral Fly 4 Sets, 48 Reps, Volume 1,230LBS. <BR> <BR> Total:19 Sets, 196 Reps, Volume 2,922 Lbs <BR> <BR> Have a great day Sparkers. <em>104</em> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 13:28:57 EST Relentless day 16, Back Isolation Exercises; Cancer Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855905 Yesterday turned out to be a forced rest day due to a full body PET-Scan. I went down this AM for the results: This old body of mine is cancer free. That was a relief. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> So I'm back on track - can't let myself get lazy. <BR> Overhand Cable Pull Down 5 Sets, 55 Reps, Volume 2,678 Lbs. <BR> Bent Over Cable Rows 5 Sets, 60 Sets, Volume 4,200 Lbs. <BR> Seated Cable Rows 5 Sets, 60 Reps, 3,690 Lbs. <BR> <BR> Stay relentless Sparkers! <em>104</em> <BR> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:58:20 EST Relentless day 15, Forced Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855418 We've probably have had the "Best Laid Plans" scenario happen to us all. Well today I was planning a back isolation routine in the morning & having a full body PET-CT scan in the afternoon; sabotage! The nurse called as a reminder of the appointment; but at the same time gave me instructions: <BR> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> ABSOLUTELY NO EXERCISE ON THE DAY OF THE SCAN. <em>198</em> <BR> NO EATING 6-HOURS PRIOR TO THE EXAM. <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Well Sparkers I'm usually up by 5AM ... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:15:25 EST Relentless Day 13 Triceps and Day 14 Legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854491 Got pretty busy yesterday & had no time to Blog; but, I did workout - that was a relentless priority. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Day 13 - Triceps day went well: <BR> Cable Push Downs 5 Sets; 60 Reps; Volume 1,830 <BR> EZ-Bar Close Grip Bench 5 Reps. 54 Sets, Volume 1,198 <BR> Kickbacks 5 Sets, 46 Reps, Volume 496 (Per Arm for 10 Sets, 92 Reps, Vol. 992) <BR> Total: 20 Sets, 248 Reps, Volume 4,722. Performed circuit style. To finish off for a complete burn I ended the routine with body weigh... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:27:59 EST Relentless day 12, Bicep Isolation Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852794 Circuit Training with 40 Second Rest Per Biceps Set <BR> <BR> Standing EZ-Bar Curl 5 Sets, 38 Reps, Volume 1,444 <BR> One Arm Cable Curls 5 Sets, 40 Reps, Volume 1,680 (840 per arm) <BR> Concentration Curls 5 Sets, 48 Reps, Volume 928 (464 per arm) <BR> Total 15 Sets, 126 Reps, Volume 4, 052 Lbs. <BR> <BR> Cable Wrist Curls were completed after circuit training <BR> Pronation 1 Set, 30 Reps, Volume 975 <BR> Supination 1 Set 30 Reps. Volume 975 for total 2 Sets 60 Reps, Volume 1,950 <BR> ... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:10:34 EST Relentless day 11, Leg Isolation Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851870 On day 7 my leg work to totaled: 14 Sets, 75 Reps, and Volume 33,083 on a HIIT fashion. Since no longer needing to get rid of my blubber, HIIT was discontinued in favor of circuit training. <BR> <BR> Standing Leg Curl 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 1,680; increase of 635 Lbs. on hamstrings. <BR> Leg Extensions 5 Sets, 66 Reps, Volume 7,250; increase of 2,875 Lbs. on Quads. <BR> Leg Press 4 Sets, Reps 100, Volume 11,688; increase of 3,500 Lbs. <BR> Calf Raises: 4 Sets 240 Reps Volume 19,950. Incre... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:33:35 EST Relentless day 10, Back Isolation Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851205 Isolation exercises went well. I'm, at my desired weight of 181 pounds so I'm not doing HIIT which helps to burn more calories. <BR> <BR> Seated Cable Pull down; 5 Sets, 24 Reps, Volume 2,304 <BR> Standing 30 Degree Angle Cable Rows; 5 Sets, 31 Sets, Volume 1,410 <BR> Seated Cable Rows; 5 Sets. 48 Reps, Volume 2,640 <BR> <BR> TOTALS: 15 Sets, 24 Reps, Volume 6,354 <BR> 1 minute between sets (to change weights & record) <BR> 40 seconds between Reps <BR> Temp was 1-0-4-0 <BR> <BR> Walk to co... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 17:08:28 EST Relentless day 9, Recuperation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850346 As with most exercises there comes a time that your bodies Central Nervous System (CNS) needs time to recharge . That needs to be done every 6 to 8 days for 24 to 48 hours for most humans. Robots is another issue. It's simply needs to be recharged just like a cell phone. To plug the CNS in just sit down and relax - or as some might say "unwind your mainspring" before it snaps. My relentless pursuit today is just a simple 60-minute walk & researching muscle kinesiology. <BR> <BR> But I ... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:57:19 EST Relentless day 8; Delts, Traps, Brocialis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849672 No HIIT today; Since surgery the Delts & Traps took a hit. The deltoids are a small muscle group of three heads, front, rear, & medial; with arms in the extended position to the front, it does not take a lot of weight to work them. 5-Lb. dumbbells were used on all movements. <BR> <BR> Since taking a portion of my right neck muscle the right trapezoid is stiff & light weights were used. After 7 days of HIIT this was an easy beginners workout. <BR> <BR> On the brachialis muscles hammer cu... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 17:32:25 EST Relentless day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848805 Isolation exercises HIIT Legs <BR> Curls 4 sets, 46 Reps, Volume 1,045. <BR> Extensions 4 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 4,375. <BR> Press 3 Sets, 75 Reps, Volume 8,188 <BR> Calf Raises 3 Sets, 180 Reps, Volume 19,659. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>521</em> Goal is to get back into power lifting. <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 17:06:08 EST Relentless day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847757 Did isolation exercises HIIT <BR> Back - 8 sets, 96 Reps, volume 1,920 Lbs. <BR> Biceps - 9 Sets, 33 Reps, Volume 1,500 Lbs. <BR> Wrist Curls - 3 Sets, 80 Reps, Volume 2,980 Lbs. <BR> Followed by 60-minute walk <BR> <BR> Keep on Sparking! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> PS. Radiation therapy sucks! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 14:26:28 EST Protein Drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845811 I'm usually up and about at 5:00 AM. Feed the dogs & make DW & myself a Whey protein drink in 20-Oz of H2O. In with that goes 10 grams of BCCA's, 2 grams of Beta-Alanine, & 5 grams of Leucine. After 8-hours of fasting the ingredients are quickly digested and is an energy booster while the water hydrates the body. I drink it during my daily exercise routine. <BR> <BR> Keep on Sparking Sparkers! Sun, 4 Jan 2015 16:46:42 EST Hi Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844906 Day 3 of the new year. Did a 60-minute walk along with some triceps isolation exercises. Most important I've made a log for tracking progress. My weights down to 180 with 8% body fat as measured by calipers. I'd like to add more weight staying at 8%. Have a good weekend! Sat, 3 Jan 2015 16:01:53 EST New Year Resolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844151 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1943421833.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "RELENTLESS" Taken from www.vocabulary.com. "When you're relentless about something, you mean business. You're not stopping until you get what you want, and you're not taking "no" for an answer. People might try to steer you from your goal, but you have eyes only for the prize and they're just going to have to get out of your way." <BR> <BR> I've posted RELENTLESS it on my exercise equipment. You might post it on... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 18:59:00 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842654 <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>213</em> <em>524</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:23:47 EST Quiet plan for New Year's Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841951 DW & I plan to spend a quiet New Years Eve. Temperature was 9 degrees Fahrenheit this morning & the same is forecasted for tomorrow and I don't drink that much Jack Daniel's to keep my blood from freezing. <em>334</em> So a couple of hot toddies in my recliner will suit me just fine! <em>91</em> Enjoy bringing in the New Year! <em>224</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:12:42 EST Shoveling snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841176 I've had it easy this fall & winter - very little snow; until today. Took an hour to clear the driveway & sidewalks. GREAT CARDIO! <em>334</em> <em>213</em> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:32:59 EST Piriformis Syndrome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839862 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l857074108.jpg"> <BR> The radiation therapy I went through a while back forced me to stop my squat training. Last week I experienced a sharp pain in my right leg & a numbness and could barely walk. Turns out a small muscle that was tight & swollen from lack of exercising put pressure on my sciatic nerve. The doc has me doing stretching exercises to rid the muscle of its tightness. Pain is gone & I'm back into doing squats. <em>104<... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:06:07 EST Walking weather? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839271 It's a pleasant 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside today! Despite the cold I did my walk anyway. A racetrack pattern in the house. <em>334</em> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:03:50 EST Have a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838789 20 degrees outside - good walking weather <em>334</em> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:53:57 EST Happy Birthday Jesus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838329 Thank you for the gift of life! Amen <BR> For all you non-believers - I put you on my prayer list. <em>334</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:49:22 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837991 Whishing all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:21:14 EST Return to Strength Training – Almost- Day 34 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661777 <BR> It’s now day 34 of post cancer surgery of my parotid gland. Pain is still present especially along the jaw line. Being tender to the touch I’ve given up shaving for a while. I have that “Old Man of the Mountain look”; all I need now is to wear a Davy Crockett hat for that finished look. <BR> Haven’t done any strength train since Friday as that routine even though light wore me down. <BR> Today I upped my deadlift weight by 30 pounds and added flat and decline bench presses on the Sm... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:04:15 EST Return to Strength Training Day 23 After Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658781 Hi Sparkers <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Thought I’d bring you up to date on my cancer surgery recovery. For the last three years I’ve had several bouts of skin cancer that included basal, squamous, and melanoma in situ. All were successfully removed. My latest encounter with cancer though was a bit more serious. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l854765500.jpg"> <BR> It started with a tiny lump behind my right ear that I found back in November while giving mys... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:49:11 EST Return to Strength Training Almost - Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646967 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1500227613.jpg"> <BR> Well it looks like WW-III disputes in my neck are being resolved and a treaty of sorts has been drawn up. Had a relatively peaceful sleep last night and in all likelihood the issues of pain in my neck will be resolved. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l45672930.jpg"> <BR> Now it’s time to get things set up for my next adventure. DW and I will depart for our home in Nevada on Saturday whe... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:32:16 EST Return to Strength Training Almost - Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646488 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l409889233.jpg"> <BR> WW-III in my neck has subsided from all-out war, to bouts of skirmishes, to last night’s occasional sortie. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1257826729.jpg"> <BR> The Percocet allowed for a more restful sleep with no ensuing nausea; but I still had to take ½ doses every 2 to 3 hours. I’ve been through enough surgeries in my lifetime to regulate that powerful drug to my advantage. A full ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:26:34 EST Return to Strength Training Almost - Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645543 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2090428546.jpg"> <BR> WWIII in my neck has subsided to bouts of skirmishes. <em>334</em> DW went back to UCSF for some Percocet. The staff there sent me packing with Vicodin which I’m allergic too. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Don’t know how the mix up occurred but the drug was redlined in my records. Oh well, it’s not my usual place of treatment – no real harm done except for the loss of sleep. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> We were p... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:18:23 EST Return to Strength Training - Almost Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644594 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l673654852.jpg"> <BR> I must say that having surgery at UCSF’s Mt. Zion Hospital was quite an experience. The team of doctors and staff left no stone unturned. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1445819040.jpg"> <BR> The lead surgeon, Dr. Steven Wang, was quite clear about what had to be done to remove the cancerous parotid (saliva) gland and adjacent lymph nodes. Some concerns he had was the facial nerves tha... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:15:28 EST Return to Strength Training – Almost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643595 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l631121990.jpg"> <BR> I’m back from UCSF’s Mt. Zion Hospital resting at my secondary home in CA. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l640381638.jpg"> <BR> Surgery to remove the cancerous parotid (saliva) gland and adjacent lymph nodes went well. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l208130906.jpg"> <BR> The day after surgery to get my system motivated again I walked the co... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:59:10 EST Strength Training Week 29 – Tuesday - Wednesday Session http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634534 Note: Week 28 was a rest week. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1757818769.jpg"> <BR> Week 29, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Cardio 90 minute walk that included: Pushups 110 Reps. BW Squats 1 thru 10 for 55 Reps. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1381520163.jpg"> Parotid Gland <BR> As indicated in week 27 a biopsy of my right parotid gland (saliva) proved to be malignant. <BR> <em>527</em> <BR> Well this put a damper on Wendler’... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:26:08 EST Strength Training Ending Week 26 - Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618265 Note 1: Strength training days normally are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Isolation exercises are held as necessary on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. <BR> Note 2: PBWS = Progressive Body Weight Squats – A compound exercise great for cardio. <BR> PPU’s = Progressive Push-Ups – A compound exercise great for strengthening your core, chest, & shoulders. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l234582745.jpg"> <BR> Thursday, February 5, 2014; No Cardio. <em>28... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 23:34:24 EST Strength Training Week 26 – Wednesday Session http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616180 Note 1: Strength training days normally are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Isolation exercises are held as necessary on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. <BR> Note 2: PBWS = Progressive Body Weight Squats – A compound exercise great for cardio. <BR> PPU’s = Progressive Push-Ups – A compound exercise great for strengthening your core, chest, & shoulders. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l155603805.jpg"> <BR> Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Cardio 90 minute walk... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 18:17:40 EST Strength Training Beginning Week 26 Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615495 Note 1: Strength training days normally are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Isolation exercises are held as necessary on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. <BR> Note 2: PBWS = Progressive Body Weight Squats – A compound exercise great for cardio. <BR> PPU’s = Progressive Push-Ups – A compound exercise great for strengthening your core, chest, & shoulders. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l662139589.jpg"> <BR> WEEK 26; Saturday, February 1, 2014; Cardio 90 m... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:09:17 EST Strength Training Ending Week 25 - Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612373 Note 1: Strength training days normally are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Isolation exercises are held as necessary on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. <BR> Note 2: PBWS = Progressive Body Weight Squats – A compound exercise great for cardio. <BR> PPU’s = Progressive Push-Ups – A compound exercise great for strengthening your core, chest, & shoulders. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l523266507.jpg"> <BR> Thursday, January 30, 2014; No Cardio; had t... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 18:57:22 EST Blog 74 Strength Training Week 25 – Wednesday Session http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609615 Note 1: Strength training days normally are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Isolation exercises are held as necessary on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. <BR> Note 2: PBWS = Progressive Body Weight Squats – A compound exercise great for cardio. <BR> PPU’s = Progressive Push-Ups – A compound exercise great for strengthening your core, chest, & shoulders. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1606296856.jpg"> <BR> Tuesday, January 27, 2014; Cardio 90-minute... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:56:31 EST Strength Training Beginning Week 25 Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607588 Note 1: Strength training days normally are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Isolation exercises are held as necessary on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. <BR> Note 2: PBWS = Progressive Body Weight Squats – A compound exercise great for cardio. <BR> PPU’s = Progressive Push-Ups – A compound exercise great for strengthening your core, chest, & shoulders. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l650761029.jpg"> <BR> WEEK 25; Saturday, January 15, 2014; Progre... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:00:56 EST