Well, the evening workout just FLEW by, my friends. I banged out 350 odd pushups and a total of 150 squats, and it JUST – FLEW – by.
500 reps, and it took like about an hour in all, and this WITH stretching. Seems like I’m flying past 250 pushups these days, and pretty soon 500 a day will become the new norm.
I’ve done 500 before, and have blogged about it before on my old site, but for now, let me just say that I’m feeling great, despite having wasted my time with yet another “time waster” (though it was an online seller this time, as opposed to more freeloaders, hehe).
The one thing I do want to post about is soreness – before I head off to finish my writing for the day, of course – I’m looking forward to another THREE SOLID hours of writing – maybe less. Depends on how long it takes me to get to 21 K odd words … and of course, the actual tale itself, hehe.
Anyhow, I’m sore throughout my chest area today, but NOT the actual pectoral itself. I’m sort of sore in that little area UNDERNEATH the pecs – right where my left pec meets my ribcage, and thats the best way I can think of to describe it.
Probably because I’ve been doing a SUPER DUPER advanced version of my very favorite exercise for the past few days – and NO, the best thing to do is NOT to sit on my ass and “hope it recovers”.
I’m a huge believer in active recovery unless of course it’s something more serious like a torn muscle or a fracture, but even then, I recall a time when I was 17 and fell out of a running bus RIGHT on my right hand. BANG – OUCH!
My entire right forearm was in a cast for the next two weeks, and while I wasn’t near the exercise fanatic I was back THEN that I am NOW, I do remember going stir crazy not being able to do the upper body stuff I did back then – and I DID move around a lot even during that period.
And what I’m doing now is the same thing. I simply modified positions etc slightly to make sure I hit the muscles a bit differently, and so I’m pretty sure I’ll recover from the muscle pull, or ligament strain, or sore tendon, or whatever the heck it is pretty darn soon!
There’s a tip right there for ya – but the other thing, of course, is that that fall meant my right wrist, which for whatever reason has ALWAYS been weaker than the left from birth (stronger side, and all that jazz) became even weaker, as it apparently didnt heal correctly.
Fast forward to the age of 26, and I developed a nasty bone spur in my LEFT wrist, pretty much because I was doing handstand pushups when I was NOT ready for them (and NO, I was NOT overweight at that point in time either).
Fast forward to now, and my grip – on BOTH arms – is EASILY one of the best parts of my overall strength “portfolio”, although you may not think it by looking at me.
I took my weak areas – and I TURNED THEM INTO MY STRONGEST AREAS, my friend.
And THAT is what it’s all about.
You are only as strong as your weakest link – always remember that.
And on that sage (not) not, I’m out. More later!
P.S. – I am not going to post details of what I am currently writing here, but there’s a lot of interesting stuff you can check out right HERE: – Others