>Saturday 24 July. I graduated USMC recruit training 12 years ago. Walked off the motivated island with Old Dad and Ma, shinier than a rifle expert badge. Got lots done in the last 12 years. Lots more t’do. Feel it comin, feel it out there. It’s shaped me. It’s ate me. Last night i saw The Black Keys play on the river. Night of blues, big ticket, lots of changes. Hendrix revival complete; summer marches on.
Body-weight 240 lbs.
NECK 17″, SHOULDERS 49.25″, CHEST 45.5″
LEFT UPPER AM 16″, FOREARM 13″
RIGHT UPPER ARM 15.75″, FOREARM 13′
NAVEL 37″, WAIST 37.5″, HIPS 43.75″
LEFT THIGH 26″, CALF 17.25″
RIGHT THIGH 26.5″, CALF 17.25″
Last night i drank alcohol for the first time in two months. I was trying to lose belly fat by not drinking, but it seems that i gained about 10 lbs. of muscle as soon as i began eating all meats and animal products again [same time i stopped drinking]. So, i have not stripped down an absurd amount of fat in 8 weeks, which was the plan. However, i am pretty big and kinda lean and i feel that my movement qualtity is increasing and the remainder of this state report may shock you:
No multiple injury flare ups.
Cartwheel to handstand and free handstand QOM is getting better.
Janda sit ups with no power breathing and minimal tension are testing well.
I am going to hit some weighted pull ups and get my arms up 1″, as i desire consistent measurements from neck to calf to upper arm in circumference.
Jumping rope will have to replace the Art Museum steps for now, as the last trip there wrecked me. The run there banged me up, the steps themselves tested well and trained just fine. But i was silly. I was in a rush, and i ran from 30th st. station to the museum, hit the steps for 18:00 and then ran back to 30th st. Bad idea, won’t be repeated.
Next up: Handstand push up training, 24kg snatches with minimal Effective Amount of Tension [none at all], jumping rope, getting tan, moving on. . .