Fitness

My BHAG: To fight off death (by being strong and harder to kill)!

Current Status: Lifting weights again (using the Starting Strength program). I think it is a great program and it has help me feel better than I’ve felt in years. Also walking/hiking…tons of that with Emily. Biking less these days (which makes me sad)!

STRAVA

If you want to follow along and give me crap if I take a few days off in a row let’s link up on Strava (https://www.strava.com/athletes/19668663).  If it ain’t on Strava it didn’t happen!

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10 (More) Things I’m Changing To Better Manage My Hormones

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Starting Strength

My favorite podcast.  Rip knows more about more things at a deep level than anyone I’ve ever listened to. Disregard his gruff demeanor and foul language and politics (although I like all that too).  He is a genius (with 45 years of experience) when it comes to strength training. If you listen to him your…

2021 Fitness Update – Second Year of Weight Training

My Fitness Journey Use it or lose it!  My 11-year fitness journey in a nutshell. 2011 – Got a GPS watch and an old mountain bike and began riding on the road.2012 – Continued riding the bike longer distances, started doing Couch to 5k (running) and did a complicated weightlifting workout program in my basement…

Dumping Iron: P. D. Mangan

There are a few books you read and when you are done you think… Life-Changing! I’ve had Dumping Iron by P. D. Mangan (a guy I found on Twitter) on my reading list for a long time. Christopher Smith (another guy I found on Twitter) recently prompted me to move it to the top of…

1 Year Lifting Weights: My Progress And What I’ve Learned

A year ago, I decided to start lifting weights.  I’m assessing where I’m at right now, what I’ve learned this year, and what my goals are for the coming year. This is where I’m at now:  Start (12/6/19)Now (12/12/20)Workouts073Body Weight173 (@ 5’ 9”)190 (@ 5’ 9”)Squat45 (3×5)215 (3×5)Deadlift95 (1×5)230 (1×5)Bench Press45 (3×5)150 (3×5)Press45 (3×5)95 (3×5)Power…

My 8 Year Fitness Journey

Several years ago, as I was approaching the Big 4-0 I realized I needed to make some changes.  All my fitness measures were as bad as they had ever been in my life and going in the wrong direction.  So, my Fitness Journey began!  After some fits and starts and 8 years later I am…

So Many Miles On The Harpeth River Greenway!

I have ridden so many miles on the Harpeth River Greenway.  It is #7 on my favorite Nashville park list but it isn’t really a park at all; it’s a greenway.  It is an awesome one too.  It runs along the Harpeth River from Edwin Warner Park out to Bellevue.  I ride my bike on…

Fitness Update (2019)

It is no secret looking at my Dad bod that fitness has never really been a strong point for me.  I am 1) short, 2) weak, 3) unathletic, 4) uncoordinated, and 5) generally a mess in the genetically gifted department.  On top of having all this going for me (?!?) add in the fact that…

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