Year of me
  • vicar

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Like most I only post in facebook now but last night I talked to old friends who were reminiscing about missing "eljay." One thing I am happy about in the trolltastic land of facebook is that I FINALLY found a group that is something like this community was:
People who train or train others
Experts who exchange ideas nicely
Spam and questions about toning abs getting slammed hard

So "Barbell Medicine" is a group in facebook I'm digging and I recommend checking out. I posted my birthday lifts video on there and got congratulated, form checked, and slammed for calling 50 old. I thought in case anyone here also misses gymrats you might check that group out.
long kiss goodnight

Two things

(Well, three if you count the fact that I left my Dreamwidth password at home...)

Not happy about what Russia is doing either, but I blame Trump.  ;)

I'm recovering from an appendectomy (laparoscopic, about five weeks ago now), and I've hit a snag.  My abdominal muscles are shot.  Not that they've ever been great, being a middle aged woman weighing over 100 kilos, but this is ugly.  I'm having great success with kinesio tape (two vertical strips for the abs themselves, plus two horizontal for navel sensitivity).  I rode 20km on the bicycle last weekend which is a first for me even before the surgery.  However, I'm finding that my ankles, already a weak point, are taking some of the strain from this and are more easily offended than ever before.

Do you know a way of supporting weak abdominals that will not push the strain downward?  Maybe a different way of taping?  I'm trying to avoid compression garments because they mess up an already touchy digestive system.

Second, I'm drinking a healthier breakfast.  It used to be a mocha or a latte plus maybe drinking yogurt, but I've finally found a decent protein powder to blend with milk, banana, and espresso.  Next week I think I'll get some frozen strawberries so I don't get tired of banana, and because...while the calories for this protein shake are the same as that of a mocha, I find myself getting hungry about an hour before lunchtime.  A Snickers bar in my desk fixes the hungries but is a lot of calories and I can't afford to gain any more weight. Any suggestions for adding fiber to this drink or otherwise keeping the hungries at bay?

I'm certain the added protein/reduced fat made the long bike ride possible, but it is imperative I not gain any weight.
Year of me
  • vicar

Throwing in the gym towel too

Hey y'all - I'm having to give in. I'm throwing in the gym towel.

In fb a friend noted this, I also shared it:
TLDR, the servers were moved to russia (which was not "ever going to happen" and shortly thereafter a bunch of dissident bloggers were jailed, it's rumored), and now to view eljay you have to click this non-binding english privacy policy change or not be allowed to view you PAID account (or otherwise).

My interest waned long after everyone left, and I have some good memories and can't let go easily...but sadly it's time to go.

I'm in facebook as "Jose Vicar," living in Washington DC I think. I'm pretty add-friendly so feel free to link with me there. I have looked at groups there but not found any group quite as informative and bitchy-hilarious as good 'ol gymrats.

Sheer fucking fuckery. Wish y'all the best and really, REALLY, really fucking appreciate the tips, criticism, pissed off jealousy, "inspiration," bitchy smackdowns, and great information I got here.

Gym crap: I'm following utube bearded monster Allan Thrall. It's been maybe a year since my inexplicable nerve pinch issue and while my bench is still 3/4 meh (it's never been good),
my DL is back to around 425 or higher. I'm re-training myself to fix form after seeing a video of myself doing 405 or so and realizing I was hinging really bad (hinge - lifting legs first, then all back - how did I not know?)
Squat - a little stuck at 345, so I'm pushing more support work. I'm actually not doing as many front squats and trying to train more in my min/mid glute and form check. It may be power-training session time as well.
OP - is also weak but I feel better about my form than I used to. I'm only doing 135, recently failed at 145 when I used to get singles or a rare double at 155.

But at 5'5", maybe 155, it's neat. I'm finally putting on some weight in a good way so if I can keep from any more random injuries - an issue as I age - I hope to push more fo'real gains in the coming years.