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Workout, Day 16

I worked out my legs and back today: 1. Leg curl: 110 lb 2. Leg press: 315 lb 3. Calf press: 315 lb 4. Leg extension: 105 lb 5. Hip adductors: 110 lb 6. Hip abductors: 110 lb 7. Back extension: 45 lb 8. Lat pull: 42.5 lb 9. Lying row: 40 lb 10. Seated […]

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20 things I learned in the inner city

I lived a significant portion of my teenage years (from 11 until 14) in the inner city of Regina, also referred to as North Central or Moccasin Flats. It’s the most impoverished and most crime ridden neighbourhood in Regina. While things were not all rosy while I was there in the 1980s, things are far […]

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Workout, Day 15

I started my first Simplan plan today. Here’s what it is: Warm up 4 x 25m Freestyle Swim (even pace), rest 0:10 / 25m Build up (repeat 4 times) 1 x 25m Freestyle Breath Left, rest 0:10 / 25m 1 x 25m Freestyle Breath Right, rest 0:10 / 25m Core 4 x 100m Freestyle Swim, […]

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Workout, Day 14

I worked my chest and abs today. 1. Oblique stretch: 42.5 lb 2. Crunches: 80 lb 3. Situps: 25 4. Incline press: 30 lb 5. Seated press: 75 lb 6. Fly press: 120 lb 7. Pullover: 45 lb 8. Dumbell press: 25 lb I think I’ll increase the weight on the crunches. Everything else was […]

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Workout, Day 13

I worked out my arms and shoulders today. 1. Hammer curl: 25 lb 2. Tricep pull down: 40 lb 3. Concentration curl: 27.5 lb 4. Tricep extension: 27.5 lb 5. Wrist curl: 35 lb 6. Military press: 80 lb 7. Reverse fly: 60 lb 8. Lateral raise: 12.5 lb 9. Shrug: 47.5 lb 10. Dumbell […]

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Workout, Day 12

I came across a website called Swimplan, which creates personalized swim programmes. It needs a benchmark to base the programmes on, so today was a benchmark swim day. I swam 100 metres (4 x 25) doing the front crawl in 3:30. It took me 174 strokes. After I was done that, I did two sets, […]

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7 reasons why I take the bus to work

It’s blowing wet snow in Lethbridge right now and temperatures are below freezing. It made me think about why I take public transit to work even though I have a car. Here are some reasons I came up with: I don’t have to clean off my windshield. I don’t have to wait for the vehicle […]

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Workout, Day 11

I worked out my legs and back today: 1. Leg curl: 100 lb 2. Leg press: 255 lb 3. Calf press: 235 lb 4. Leg extension: 90 lb 5. Hip adductors: 100 lb 6. Hip abductors: 100 lb 7. Back extension: 35 lb 8. Lat pull: 35 lb 9. Lying row: 35 lb 10. Seated […]

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Workout, Day 10

I worked my chest and abs today. 1. Oblique stretch: 40 lb 2. Crunches: 70 lb 3. Situps: 15 4. Incline press: 25 lb 5. Seated press: 75 lb 6. Fly press: 115 lb 7. Pullover: 35 lb 8. Dumbell press: 22.5 lb I think I’ll increase the weight on the dumbell press, pullover, incline […]

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Workout, Day 9

I put in 650 metres today. I thought for this post I would report my swimming in sets rather than totals. 1. 4 x 25 m front crawl 2. 4 x 25 m breast stroke 3. 4 x 25 m front crawl 4. 4 x 25 m breast stroke 5. 4 x 25 m front […]