Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mmmmm McDonald's

McDonald's & protistute

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pain in the AC joint = bad news!

At the end of my last cycle, I felt an increased pain at the top of my left shoulder. I have had the ''piano key'' poping up for a while whenever I was doing to much pressing or perhaps even before, but I can't clearly remeber. I asked around, but it never felt like anything important. After a little research, it seems it could be getting worse and I should pay a lot of attention to it if I don't want to end up on the surgery table.

So far, there are only 2 pressing movements that don't hurt : strict kettlebell press and the handstand push ups. Any horizontal forward press is sensitive, even the landmine press, dumbell floor press and turkish get up. So, I'm going to use the painfree movements instead and reduce the pressing to 2-3 times a week. I will add some more pulling and shoulders prevention movements I piked from Eric Cressey 2 days/week. Icing and rehab exercices and we'll see how that goes.

Everything seems under control and I believe I should be go to go if I'm really careful. Fingers crossed! 

In case of a zombie apocalypse, I want to be able to ....

Primary skills: 
  • Run
  • Squat to eat and take a shit
  • Carry heavy stuff over a distance
  • Picking stuff from the ground 
  • Lifting heavy stuff overhead
Secondary skills : 

  • Smash a zombie's head with a heavy tool
  • Thow stuff
  • How to use a gun
  • General boy scout survival skills (Lit a fire, tie a rope, ...)

    • I should train accordingly.... better be ready right?!

      Friday, July 4, 2014

      Check out the Hot Sardines from NYC

      This was at the Montreal Jazz Fest last Wednesday. Dancing was a bit challenging in the crowd and on the asphalt, but somehow it happened. Fun time! Check out the band's website. A must for any swing event.

      Squats and side presses kinda max!

      Back squat 295lbs x 2 reps with 1 maybe 2 reps in the bank
      Hypothetical 1RM between 335-355lbs

      Side press 75lbs x 2 reps with 2-3 reps in the bank
      Hypothetical 1RM between 90-100lbs
      In the SP, the 1st rep is the hardest, because you have to set the path of the bar, so there isn't much difference between 1 and 5 reps very often.