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So after a month or so of getting my bearings at the gym after a decade away, I hired a personal trainer to have a look at me and see where I’m going wrong. I’ve had not much success with the trainers I’ve had in the past; Extreme Fitness was the only place I had [...]

Bug’s Brain

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Not much has really happened in the past while outside of me consuming a lot of media and working on fine-tuning the diet and workout. Rogers stock has surpassed $41 for the first time in over a year and I’m torn on whether to sell off some of my shares or not. Potato recommends selling [...]

So as fall has rolled around, I think I’ve finally got all my ducks in a row and am ready, for the first time, to actually do an appropriate size and strength gaining program for the winter. As of right now, I’m at 171lbs. Last week I was at 167lbs. So the increase is coming, [...]

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I hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving. I headed up to the cottage for a weekend with the family. Had a wonderful turkey dinner on Saturday and got a bunch of work done with my brother on the in-floor heating, completing the heat transfer plate installation as well as getting the insulation all up. Framing [...]

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Fitness Institute and Strong Lifts 5×5 Program As I mentioned in my last two posts, I recently joined the Fitness Institute. I’ve been able to work out there twice now, and figured I’d give some thoughts on the 5×5 program and the facilities I’ve used thus far. First up, I am very happy with the [...]

After yesterdays post, I rang up the local gym, Fitness Institute, and spoke with a chap named Brian. Despite the gym closing at 11pm and my current shift ending at 9:30, it still is plenty of time to get over there and do 5x5s three days a week. When I got there, it was exactly [...]

So I was very hopeful with visiting Goodlife today for possible membership. Sadly, I didn’t have much luck. Where the gym is advertised as 24 hours, it would seem that 24 hours does not include the weekends. As my schedule is, odd, to say the least, my workout times would be 10pm on Sunday, Tuesday [...]

Women and Weights

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A quick glance at various facebook updates, blogs and direct questions I receive are fairly indicative of a trend from a number of my female friends to have some misconceptions about “weight loss” and weight lifting. I thought I’d take a moment here to try and provide some insight and examples that expand upon my [...]

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So I’ve been thinking about taking a page from Potato’s blog and run a (hopefully) weekly roundup of thoughts and musings that I had over the past several days. Sticking with the alliteration theme, I’ll go with Bug’s Brain for now. StarCraft II Potato posted his thoughts recently on the game after having a few [...]

I’ve been getting more and more questions lately from friends and family on how to get into shape and feel better. Those of you who knew me in high-school may or may not have noticed, I was one out-of-shape, fat, slow dude. I didn’t play sports and didn’t have a very active lifestyle. Aside from [...]