I’m reluctant to share this. Ego gets the better of most folks in gyms (and in all things surrounding fitness). It should be emphasized that being strong is not a marker of real health. I promise I’ll share my A1c when I get health insurance. The point is I’d like to focus the attention elsewhere:
I am sharing this as a simple n=1 validation of four things: the remarkable power of sleep, the value of stress management, the ease of an 80-20 approach to the paleo diet, and the simple effectiveness of Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength.
I can babble endlessly about this stuff but sometimes just seeing a 440 pound deadlift by a wholly typical 172 pound 41 year old speaks more eloquently than random ruminations or ridiculous rants.
NOTE: I know it’s not pretty. Cut me some slack. It’s the most I’ve ever lifted and this isn’t meant to be instructional.
BONUS: I love the Sarah McLachlan soundtrack provided by the gym’s fabulous music programmers). :-)
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