Thursday, July 26, 2007

So between my last two workouts I've had 3 new exercises. Some more fun than others. The first of which was box squats. The bar felt pretty heavy on my back, but that is probably because I'm used to doing front squats only.

Another cool thing was the sled pushes and pulls. 3 sets of push/pulls was pretty brutal and I can see how these might crush some peoples ego. Loaded with 3-45lb plates and the weight of the sled itself, it was pretty tough.

The last new thing was bench pressing! I haven't done it since we tested my 1RM a while back. Did 5 sets of 5 at 115. I think just getting the form down alone will help my lift. Kinda funny to think just 2 years ago I would have put my 1RM at 100 and now i'm pushing 115 5 times. Gotta love progress.

In other news, a new study published was sweeping the health sections of the top papers. It's official, you can now blame your fat friends for being fat. The study suggests that if you hang out with obese people, you are more likely to be obese yourself. Sounds like eating crappy foods and being lazy is contagious. The full article can be found here. I'm honestly not one to be politcally correct about people who are overweight. Being overweight sucks to put it bluntly. You're always tired, it's hard on your joints, leads to all kinds of health problems. I think we all need to look around at our circle of friends and try and help one another out rather than placing blame and making excuses.


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