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Aug. 15th, 2011

Today I learned that I can't do as many behind the head shoulder presses as usual if I ride my bike to the gym. I think that's because my shoulders get a bit of a workout from the ride, absorbing the impact of potholes &ct. On Saturday when I walked over, I did three sets of 10, but today I could barely make seven, then five, then two. It sucked, because I like doing them because they're hard, and I want to strengthen my shoulders.
So I'm not sure if I should bike the the gym anymore. I'll be going again on Wednesday, and I work at 15:00, so maybe I'll just walk the five miles. That'd count for some cardio.
Also, I want to get a jump rope so I'll have something to do while I wait the minute rest between sets.
I wish I'd started doing this sooner. I like the feeling of accomplishment that comes from my routine. I'm looking forward to getting good enough to switch to the four-day, size-and-strength workout. But I'm not there yet; I need to construct the foundation for my future success. If I jumped right into the other one, I risk injury and I still don't have insurance.
But I will not yield, relent or surrender.
Also, I need to make my tattoo appointment.

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flightofscarlet
Aug. 16th, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
better harder faster stronger
But I will not yield, relent or surrender.

That's how I feel about Shotokan...

I love it b/c it is hard for me; it *is* a challenge.
I love the sweat
and the pain in my thighs
after each practice.

...and in the the end the pleasure is all my own.
I do it for no one but me.

Also, pretty damn skippy to see/feel muscles in my thighs and arms!!!! I'm all like, 'hey where'd you come from?' Yay!

Good luck Mick.
Let me know if you want to do any strength training together ;)

fyi-ironically 'better harder faster stronger' is my 2011 theme...
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