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My Pinky Toes Don’t Hurt

Yeah, that’s pretty much it. Oh, and maybe my eyelids. I think I’m doing something wrong because I feel like I have a perpetual case of DOMS.



Since I went to the obstacle gym on Saturday morning, I’ve barely been able to move. I felt like I had done all 3 strength days combined for full body soreness. Sunday was the absolute worst day because that’s how my body usually works – the second day is the worst. Yesterday was a bit better when I woke up, but then I went to the gym for chest/tricep day and started my new strength routine. My, how things changed after that.

My friend Dan gave me a little exercise to throw in there for triceps called The Monster. I can’t find a video of exactly what it is online but basically it involves 3 exercises performed in succession as one rep: skull crusher, into a lying tricep extension right into a close grip bench press (excuse the horrible videos – I couldn’t really find what I wanted. Try not to laugh at “Buff Dudes”). The whole thing is done with an EZ Curl bar with the close grip the entire time. Once all 3 are done, that’s just one rep. Just one. Are you getting that? Just. One. Rep.

Today, my triceps are angry. Very angry. My chest also isn’t very pleased because in addition to switching up my Smith machine bench press to a flat bench dumbbell press, I also now do decline bench dumbbell presses. That’s a horse of a different color. Who knew they’d be so much more difficult?!?

So yeah…good times. But you know what, it feels awesome!!