I’m going to have to renege on my Friday Bullshit! for now. Too much going on, there was a doggie crisis the last couple of days (better now) and I’m working more and more on “the book” and might even have some interesting news along those lines shortly.
I’ll do the BS pieces, but probably not regularly or every week. Sorry for the premature announcement if anyone really cares.
So perhaps you’d like to know how I’m progressing along on my super-secret program to lean out to a state of rippedness. Today marks the end of week 4. OK, here’s the deal:
- In spite of the — gasp! — potato carbage, I’ve lost a net 4 pounds since starting.
- In spite of losing 4 net pounds I have increased impressively in all exercises but one (bench press). For instance, I’ve gone from 185 x 8 to 205 x 8 on the deadlift. But I’m most proud of the back squats. Four weeks ago I could only get 165 x 8 without feeling I was going to hurt something. Today I easily went for 200 x 8 and could have probably done two more if I was willing to compromise form. The legs are getting stronger. For leg extensions on the machine, 110 x 9 four weeks ago and today, 140 x 8.
So there you have it. And here was yesterday’s lunch whereby I made my own Caesar dressing using a recipe from Epicurious (Wolfgang Puck’s) on my new 3G iPad right there in the kitchen. No more printing recipes. Both the Epicurious and the Big Oven apps are fantastic for the iPad. Click for the hi-quality version.
Today I had a great lunch on the sunny outdoor patio at Gordon Biersch in downtown San Jose with Patrik, creator of PaleoHacks, an increasingly popular Q & A resource for Paleos. Go get your questions answered by others who’ve gone through what you’re going through. And the best answers always rise to the top.