Deload Week

Do you ever feel like you are not seeing progress with your numbers in the gym? Or you feel like you hit a wall, are in a mental rut, and are having trouble making it to the gym? It might be time for a deload week. Deload week was not a part of my programming... Continue Reading →

Little Victories in the Gym

Persistence and dedication are key. Two weeks ago coach programmed squats at 195 lbs. As of four months ago 185 lbs was my 1RM. So going for 195 for two sets of four was a bit intimidating. We went for it and it didn't happen. If you remember my post on mental blocks while training,... Continue Reading →

Mental Block While Training

It's my favorite day to train. I am pumped for the gym with my favorite playlist on. Headphones in. Gym bag over my shoulder. Shaker bottle in hand. Let's go crush this workout. Warm up and stretches complete, now time to hit dead lifts. First couple lifts are feeling great. Then I get to my... Continue Reading →

Training on Vacation

Do you workout on vacation or use vacation as a break from working out? As someone who has programmed for themselves and someone who has hired a coach to program for me, I have done both. There has been some vacations where I only get 1, maybe 2 workouts in. Then there is my most... Continue Reading →

My Yoga

I dabbled in yoga before. In high school (why does that feel so long ago?) my sister and I would go to the YMCA for a Saturday morning class. While in Virginia I've explored the world of YouTube for flows I can do at home. Even bought a couple of eBooks. One focusing on core... Continue Reading →

Progress Report 10.25.18

I feel like I just did a progress report... and that is because I did. I didn't wait my normal amount of time to max out because I am starting a new program. I really enjoyed my strength training program that I have been doing since July. But I figured it is time to up... Continue Reading →

Progress report 10/1-10/7

We've hit another milestone in my strength program because I hit another max out week. What I've realized is during this week I get in my head a lot. For example 120 lbs felt heavy on my bench and then this week I loaded the bar with 125 lbs and got that for two. (Also,... Continue Reading →

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