injured but not sidelined
Friday, February 15, 2013      9 comments

Around January 19, my back and neck were so sore that I had a professional sports massage. Then my right bicep got terribly sore. And then, just as I was about to breathe a sigh of relief that my body was done with the b.s., my left wrist star... Read more
Current gym routine
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      5 comments

I used to post my gym routines on here back in the day when I was a more conscientious Sparker. So here's an updated version. My workouts change every week so this is more of a general picture than a prescription. I never do the same work... Read more
I never do cardio, except when I do
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      8 comments

I am a bit of a black sheep here in that I don't do cardio. It's not that I think it's ineffective. I know it's effective, I used to do a ton of it, and I lost a lot of weight during the same time that I was doing it (and also not really eatin... Read more
My warm-up before a workout
Saturday, October 25, 2008      7 comments

There is a thread on the Fitness forum about doing a warm up before strength training and it gave me the idea to write out a detailed description of how I warm up. I do about 3-4 heavy weights workouts per week and each of them starts with this... Read more
Gym update: first week of new split
Saturday, September 27, 2008      1 comments

Photo: My tiny muscles peeking out. Apparently they are camera-shy. (And yes I know I need to clean the mirror LOL!) Starting on September 20, I changed my program at the gym from a full-body routine 3 times/week, to a 5-day split. Here... Read more
Gym update
Thursday, September 11, 2008      3 comments

I'm sort of trying to stay up to date in this blog by periodically recording what my workout is, hopefully by doing it every so often, my progress will be visible. This time there won't be much since my gym went out of business this summer ... Read more
Gym at the end of June
Sunday, June 29, 2008      1 comments

This is what I did at the gym today, June 30, 2008. This is my workout after 6 weeks of working out. Pullup: 4 attempts Good morning: 3x6@45 lbs Barbell squat: 6@45, 4@100, 4@110, 4@120 lbs Alternating lunge: 6@45, 5@75, 4@85, 3@95 ... Read more
Gym update
Thursday, June 19, 2008      1 comments

Just an update from last week's post. This is what I did today at the gym: Assisted pull-up: 2@level 8, 2@level 10, 2@level 11 (Level 8 = 40 lb assist) Assisted dip: 8,6,4@level 13 Alternating lunge: 6@45, 5@65, 4@75, 3@85 per leg Ba... Read more
What I do at the gym.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008      9 comments

For reference, this is what I do in the gym, three days per week. (New split. I was doing a 6 day half-and-half split but changed to a full body 3x/wk one for the time being!) It's in the order I do it. There's a little bit of a circuit on u... Read more
Skin, skin, skin!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008      31 comments

Photo: as much of my skin as I'm allowed to show you! I've received some questions about the issue of SKIN so I thought I would write about it here, so if you're too shy to ask, you don't have to :) When we lose weight, our skin does a... Read more