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Kung Fu Dad!
Saturday, January 18, 2014      16 comments

Well, just when I didn't think I could add any more to my plate.... ....our younger boy (#2 son), declared that he wants to start taking karate lessons.....with me!! There's a bit of a story here.... Many years ago (1999) we lived... Read more
Good Morning(s)!!!
Friday, January 10, 2014      11 comments

So in my ongoing quest to lift a combined 1000 lbs between deadlifts, bench press, and squats, I am continuously looking for ways to tweak my training program. I'm very religiously (fanatically, obsessively, maniacally, etc) following the 5... Read more
Climbing Jacob's Ladder!!
Monday, January 06, 2014      12 comments

Hello Sparkbuds!! Well it isn't often that I get my A$$ kicked at the gym, but today.... .....I had my A$$ handed to me at the gym!! It was all because of a guy named Jacob. Jacob's Ladder; ... Read more
Yet another adventure!!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      9 comments

Sooooo.....what have I been up to since my last blog on 2 Nov 2013? Sort of busy, sort of goofing off, working out, settling in to the new house, settling in to the new job, getting ready for the holidays, yadda-yadda-yadda. I've also ... Read more
From Defeat......Victory!!
Saturday, November 02, 2013      9 comments

So how do you handle defeat? What do you say to yourself when you don't measure up to your own expectations? I've got a million examples! Hell when I think back on these past few years on SP, I see tons of examples where my eating, my worki... Read more
Take the Elevator to the Gym....Really?!?!?!
Monday, October 28, 2013      18 comments

There is so much wrong with this picture on so many levels: Seriously though....it's one of my favorite motivational pictures! It reminds me how easy it is to forget abo... Read more
915 lbs of VICTORY!!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      17 comments

WAHOOOO Spark friends, give me a fist bump! So a few weeks ago I set a goal of lifting 1000 lbs in a combination of squats, bench press, and deadlifts. I gave myself a y... Read more
Don't stop till the gorilla is tired!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      9 comments

So you all know I'm a slave to numbers. I love to measure, record, gauge, track, sift, sort, and plot. And so I'm pretty pleased how my new routine is working out. First of all, my new job is totally different from my last one. I now w... Read more
1000 lbs!
Friday, September 27, 2013      12 comments

1,000 lbs.....it's a big number....half a ton....1/4 the weight of my car.....more than 5x what I weigh. Can I lift it? Now why, you may ask, would I even contemplat... Read more
Strength Training, LinkedIn, and Suits!
Saturday, September 21, 2013      8 comments

Hello Sparkbuds! Life's been busy, as usual. It's been a big summer with a move from Florida to DC, new house, new job....and, most importantly, a new workout routine! Somedays I think I'm the luckiest guy in the world....I love my job, it'... Read more
Stasi guy lives on!
Thursday, September 05, 2013      5 comments

So I've been at my new workout routine for about 4 weeks now. This, after about a 6-7 week break from my hardcore routine during our move from Florida to Virginia. To recap, here's my new schedule; Monday - Back (Deadlifts, seated rows... Read more
Day #2 new workout schedule - Chest Day!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013      6 comments

Day 2 in the new job....and it's going great! It's a totally different pace than my last job. And, while I'm not necessarily "in charge" like I was in Florida, it's a whole different level of responsibility. And I get to be pretty active...... Read more
No Elevators! No Escalators! Stairs Only From Now On!
Monday, August 12, 2013      9 comments

I have to admit, I much prefer having a predictable routine for working out than having to "wing it" all the time. Our lives have been in constant churn since the end of June when we packed up our house and moved to Virginia. Today was the ... Read more
Getting back in the groove!
Monday, August 05, 2013      8 comments

Well I've been on a good vacation workout streak. I lifted 5 days last week and did cardio every day, including Saturday. Took Sunday off, then back in for ST and a spin class today....I've got to do something to counteract Mom's home cooking! ... Read more
The Iron Never Lies!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      18 comments

Well, well well.....'tis been a while since I've blogged! Man have we had some major life changes....much too many to put into one blog....so here's a quick reader's digest of the last month; We packed up our Florida household goods at... Read more

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