22 Jan Brian Carroll – Training Update 1/22/24
It’s been a minute since I gave a training update with some footage.
Most of the time, I don’t want to bother posting my pathetic lifting. I do think it helps keep me accountable. So, I will do better about this and start pushing more. I know it’s not pathetic, but it feels pathetic compared to the way I used to train. It’s less exciting and intense.
I joined the local gym, the same one I started at in 1997, and am enjoying the machines a great deal, specifically the chest and back machines, which I haven’t used in over a decade (at least much). I’m training 2x per week at home and 2x at the gym – bench day here – and squat and deadlift day here.
The leg machines at the gym, or any gym, suck, and I have the best one on the market here in my home gym for leg use, the Squat Max MD. I highly suggest this apparatus for every gym and lifter I speak with. I’m waiting on my free/floor model (mine is attached to my power rack) and can’t wait to get that one going. I will update you on this soon when I get this set up.
I haven’t weighed myself since October 22; I believe I was 280-ish at the doctor’s. I am motivated to continue getting in shape. The biggest struggle isn’t the training; it’s the eating. I love food, and I wouldn’t say I like food that isn’t tasty. I go in phases, and it seems like I get off track around the holidays and then back on track in January. Here we are again! I’m back on the wagon.
If I had an excuse, it would be that I was on a great track before SWIS 23, then jacked up my foot and got off track with the walking. I’ve been back on track, but I’ve been easing into the walks since I moved to BearFoot shoes.
As I write this, my foot is doing so much better, and I’ve been building my feet up over the last couple of months, wearing Bearfoot about 90% of the time. I’ll add more on this soon, but I learned a lesson about my Padded Hoka’s. I endorse BearFoot because I’ve seen the change over the last three months.
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