B) Next, Zach (who is the 5th biggest gainer entry) sent me this LINK regarding barefoot running. Basically, the cushioned shoed runners strike the heel more and have greater incidents of repetative injuries. Go Vibrams!
C) More good abuse at the gym today. Did a 24 hour IF and pressed on at the gym after not making it due to work reasons:
- 155 on scale this morning
- 10 x 9.5mph intervals
- squats, up to 165
- calf raises up to 90
- DB lunges w/35lb
- triceps pulldowns 150
- super set dips and leg rasises.
D) I thought I heard on sports talk radio that Bill Belichick had told his players "Don't confuse activity with achievement." (actually I think John Wooden had originally said this). Regardless, it is a powerful statement that I am continually reminded of at the gym. It's January and of course that means an influx at the gym. But look around and how many are doing some honest work. Lot of people carrying water around in gallon containers or talking on the cell phone - or both.
Does not matter to me too much except to provide extra motivation to really make the gym time a quality workout. Only time it gets to me is when people are lounging around on equipment. Two recent cases come to mind where one guy was chatting away on his cell phone for a solid 30 minutes without doing anything other than precluding anyone from doing any seated rows. Another pair over the weekend was relaxing and having a spirited conversation while occupying the squat rack for 20+ minutes. Of that pair, one of them did 1 set of squats and 1 set of shoulder raises then he went out the door. Does that even count toward going to the gym?
Anyway, next Biggest Gainer weigh in: 2/1