STRESSED? WHO ME? I wouldn't say I'm stressed but sometimes I try to multitask to good and sometimes not so good results. Yesterday was one of those days trying to make a phone call while speeding in my car which then lead me to hit a curb and blow out one of my tires. Luckily for me I'm an expert on changing flat tires. Actually don't know if that is that lucky after all.
Stress? Nothing that a flat tire can’t add to. pic.twitter.com/QhL0HjoI4b— Joel McKenna (@the17thman) November 28, 2023
After that the afternoon was an easy one. Worked on a social I'm hosting in a few weeks. It's a Golf Cart Scavenger Hunt and I'm coming up with clues while trying to make them sort of "Holiday-ish". I little after 5 pm I headed home driving on my donut tire. Once home it was dinner and trying to relax to go to bed. I started my unwinding routine a little later so went to bed a little later. But I pretty much slept in to almost my alarm went off. So not a long sleep but more solid of a sleep. Which I always need for LEG DAY! Oh yeah, I did drive to and from the gym on the donut tire. Stopping at 8am to get a new tire!
Legs @ gym and home for a 10 min Low Impact Ride pic.twitter.com/uLzgIW5MgZ— Joel McKenna (@the17thman) November 28, 2023
LEG DAY - TUESDAY
BB STRAIGHT LEG DEADLIFT - Now that I got a 1RM / PR the other week I can use that to judge this movement. I know I should be training at 80% of my 1RM but right now that isn't happening. SMALL STEPS ARE STILL STEPS AHEAD. So 67.5% will be my target and slowly moving up from that till I get to my 80% which would be 160 lbs. I know not a lot for some but for this reformed former GROUP EXERCISE GROUPIE it's a START.
PENDULUM SQUAT - Why Is This So Hard? 145 Pounds seems like so much more! But it is more reps at that weight than last time so PROGRESS.
BULGARIAN SPLIT SQUAT - Haven't done this movement in a minute.
OVERALL - WHY 6? Seemed like a good number at the time. Didn't put much thought into it but thought that 8 would be pushing it and it's just new weights and new movements so don't kill yourself.
THE SPIN CYCLE:
10 Minute Low Impact on the Peloton. I don't teach to next Tuesday the 5th.
THE WET NOTE:
NONE. It's 50F! I wouldn't have swam anyways. Will swim on Friday before heading down to Tampa for the Florida Senior Games. Earlier and I can't find it now I was on Facebook and the Heat Seats for the SPMA SCM Masters Championship were posted. I started to compare myself to guys in my age group and boy these day's they'd blow me out of the water. Of course I've only did two swim workouts in all of November so I can't compare myself to anyone but me. Ugh!
THE RUN DOWN:
THE LIFT AHEAD:
TUE - LEG DAY
WED - CHEST DAY
THU - BACK & BI
FRI - SWIM
SAT & SUN - SWIM. Florida State Senior Games
MON - TBD
TUE - SPIN Teaching a 30 minute spin class at 5:45am!
WED - TBD
RANDOM ACTS OF FITNESS:
Today my centers host the cycle club for their ride. I also High-5'ed a bunch of people in my Peloton class.
IN MY HEAD:
GOTTA STOP LOOKING AT MY PHONE WHEN DRIVING.
Yesterday I did like one of my daily reads.
Todays Daily Reader comes from The Daily Stoic @RyanHoliday I do try this at night before bed I do my best not to read or watch anything political. Otherwise I stew in bed on the topic. pic.twitter.com/Iq25OHOBlX— Joel McKenna (@the17thman) November 27, 2023
ONE MORE REP:
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If you build it they will come. That's has been my philosophy over the last year or so. I post daily motivation things on Facebook/Instagram in the hopes that I read them and in time they set in. If I keep putting that out there my mind will catch up someday. Yesterday Robin Arzon posted:
Motivation Monday: Preach What You Practice I think it's more exciting to preach what you already practice than to practice what you preach. I'm only paying attention if you're already living it. This is my framework; what's yours?
Motivation Monday: Preach What You Practice— Robin Arzón (@RobinNYC) November 27, 2023
I think it's more exciting to preach what you already practice than to practice what you preach. I'm only paying attention if you're already living it.
This is my framework; what's yours? pic.twitter.com/G9K5Dwuk1d
I am practicing good thoughts and motivation so I can preach it I do put it all forward in order for me to INSPIRE OTHERS TO MOVE THROUGH LIFE AND SPORT.