Day 21: Chest Day – Asking for Help

When I started this journey of wanting to bench 225, I knew it would be a challenge.  Mentally I am still in the zone and know I am headed in the right direction.  Physically I feel like time trying to make gains a little to quickly which is compromising my form.  One thing I haveContinue reading “Day 21: Chest Day – Asking for Help”

Day 20: Were Back for Back Day

We were back at it again with another back day, and boy was I excited to walk into the gym.  I had taken three days off to heal a sore neck which was starting to feel much better.  This time to let my neck heal also gave my body three days to heal as well. Continue reading “Day 20: Were Back for Back Day”

Day 19: Rest Day – Changes Moving Forward

When I started blogging I jumped right into it, bought the domain, set up the theme quick and didn’t even think through what I wanted to write about or the strategy I was going to use.  It was just something that interested me as a young marketer who needed to become comfortable writing content.  IContinue reading “Day 19: Rest Day – Changes Moving Forward”

Day 17-18: Rest Day Thoughts

After getting back at if for only three days I made the call to hold off for a couple of days to not aggravate my neck strain.  This is a weird strain that doesn’t seem to be recovering.  Normally with injuries they tend to start feeling better each day but with my neck it’s justContinue reading “Day 17-18: Rest Day Thoughts”

Day 16: Legs

Working out chest the day prior, I knew my upper body needed a day of rest to deal with the strain.  My legs however felt fine, which meant it was their turn to do some work in the gym. I’ve been amazed at how quickly my legs have gotten their strength back.  At the startContinue reading “Day 16: Legs”

Day 15: Chest – Dealing with Injuries

When I woke up in the morning, I felt something every lifter fears.  The day before I had hit some heavy deadlifts and felt great when doing it.  But the morning after, I woke up feeling like I pulled or strained something.  It was a weird feeling on the right side of my neck downContinue reading “Day 15: Chest – Dealing with Injuries”

Day 14: Back Day – Confidence

I walked into the gym feeling confident, which for me is huge.  After my rest day, my body had recovered well and I was feeling strong.  For a lifter looking to make some gains, confidence is huge.  It gives you that extra boost you need to push yourself through obstacles, challenges and setbacks to achieveContinue reading “Day 14: Back Day – Confidence”

Day 13: Rest Day – What I Think About

The old stereotype of the gym is that it is seen by many to be this shallow place reserved for bodybuilders and men with high testosterone.  Men mindlessly chasing their dream body through a pump.  I was always able to see past this stereotype because I know each person in the gym has a story. Continue reading “Day 13: Rest Day – What I Think About”

Day 12: Arms

Today was about those glamour muscles.  It might be late November but were prepping for beach season with this workout.  Working out arms is a fun time for this guy.  Once you get that bicep vein showing like mine has been lately it puts motivation in front of you in the form of a mirror.Continue reading “Day 12: Arms”

Day 11: Shoulders

After three good days in the gym, my body was just not ready to go for this workout.  Each weight felt like it had ten pounds added onto it.  I was fighting everything but that’s how it goes in the gym on some days.  The important thing is to get in there, spend some time,Continue reading “Day 11: Shoulders”