Suns Out, Guns Out

Summer time fitness check in: It’s been a couple months since the spring semester has let out and since I’ve been back state side (more on my Taiwan trip to come, my bad for the delay!). Here’s what I’ve been up to in my fitness game. First up – Measurements: Neck: 13″ Shoulders: 41″ Chest:…

Spring Break Check-In

Fall semester has come and gone; winter break has come and gone, and now I’m heading into the 10th week of my spring semester a.k.a. spring break! Spring semester is once again my most busy and full schedule and this semester is particularly so. On top of taking 20 credits I’ve started my thesis project,…

2015 Recap

January: Training Runs and Races: 11.5 miles Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 15.7 miles Gym: 9x Kayaking February: Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 34.2 miles Gym: 6x Kayaking March: Training Runs and Races: 27.38 miles Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 74.3 miles Gym: 8x April: Training Runs and Races:…

2015 Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen Bike Race

When I first heard about this event, I thought “no way! this is insane! you gotta be on some other level of crazy to do this!” About a year goes by and as I’m watching the latest videos and reading about that years event I start to think “I could probably do this but I’d…

16 week Check-In

No strength based weight (barbell, DB, machine) assessments for this check in as it fell over finals week and that was a crazy week. Measurements: (up a few inches total since the last measurement in Oct) Neck: 13″ Shoulders: 40″ Chest: 35″ Biceps: 10.5″ Waist: 35″ Hips: 37″ Thigh: 21″ Calf: 14.5″ Weight: 141# Last…

12 week Fitness Check-In

This assessment took place about mid-later November, just before my Thanksgiving break. I’ve added 2 more races to this month (Nov), taking place over the break: the Turkey Trot 5 miler and the Ugly Sweater 5K. I’ve also added a December run: the Jingle Bell 5K. No measurement checks for this round but I did…

4 week Fitness Check-In

It’s been a month since I have been regularly exercising and that means it’s time for an assessment. 1-RMs: Barbells: Bench Press: 90# Bent Over Rows: 110# Dead lift: 140# Squat: 105# Dumbbells: Arm Curls: 25# Arm Extension: 30# Shoulder Shrug: 50# Lateral/Frontal Shoulder Raise: 15# Stacked Machines: Leg Press: 300# (212.1) Calf Press: 300#…

Summer Fitness Goals

I’m happy to be on summer break now after finishing up my first year back in college. I’ve studied hard and worked hard now it is time to play hard. End of spring semester 1-RMs: Barbells: Bench Press: 85# Bent Over Rows: 75# Deadlift: 115# Squat: 115# Dumbbells: Arm Curls: 25# Arm Extension: 30# Shoulder…