Scared To Death & The Drop.

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Saturday I was doing deadlifts, form was good, weight was only 185, well within my limits when I set to pull and something popped in my back. Those of you who have paid attention will know I have a long history of back pain and issues along with 2 major surgeries. I am very familiar […]

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Forced Rest. Ten Days From Hell

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I hate rest. I hate having to take time out to recover and recharge. I know the value, I just don’t enjoy it. So you can imagine my state of mind now after 10 days of forced rest due to my back being uncooperative. I am still not sure what it was that caused the […]

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Betrayed By My Own Body – Or Reminded Of Humble Beginnings?

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This morning my back went out again. It’s been since April of 2010 that my back has been OK. Not to say that I haven’t had the occasional bout of soreness but it hasn’t debilitated me like this for nearly 2 1/2 years. I guess that’s a pretty good run but I was hoping that now I am […]

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Don’t Tell Me You Can’t. Don’t Tell Yourself You Can’t or You Won’t.

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I presently have difficulty with… says Tony. I tend to say I’m working towards it… Some things are going to be harder than others… It’s not just the rope jumping either, it’s the handstands. But I guess if you don’t have something to challenge you and to work towards then what is the point right? […]

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Day 43 – Stop! This Ride Is Over.

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Injuries are a fact of life. Some people have bum shoulders, sore knees or dickie elbows but me, I have the Holy Grail of injuries, a back injury. I have mentioned it many times before, sometimes at length other times as a reason to whine about my progress or make excuses for not doing a […]

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Round Two, Day 32 – Pure Cardio, Pure Hell

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Pure Cardio is the epoch of everything that is wrong with the Insanity program. Well, let me rephrase that, it represents everything that is wrong with the way I am approaching these workouts. I am so used to Tony giving us breaks and time to recover before again blasting the bodypart that my feeble brain […]

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