Friday, November 30, 2012

Back in the saddle - yes, really.

I never did post anything up about Jacked N Ripped. The reasons for that are two-fold:

1 - I mentioned I wouldn't post anything that would give away content that was protected within JNR as a workout plan / methodology. JNR is a paid program by Mark McManus and I have absolutely no problem protecting his intellectual property as it pertains to JNR. I have no problem with this (even though that's already the right thing to do) because he gives so much more info away for free, constantly, over at his main MuscleHack website.

2 - I went through about 6 weeks of JNR, and while it kicked my ass harder than any other program that Mark has EVER come up with I still didn't give it the full test drive that it deserves. It's on my list for a revisit later this winter (after Christmas). I'll write a bit more about it then.

So, with that out of the way, what the hell else have I been up to? Well, what I've been up to pretty much encapsulates the reasons that I haven't had time for JNR, or really much working out at all of late. At my worst, I've been in the gym once per week for maintenance following MuscleHack's THT HIT program. I've lost a bit of muscle, but I've stayed right on around 200lbs. Now that the last few weeks have allowed me some more time into the gym - and to myself - I'm able to ramp up some into a THT 3-day Volume cycle. WOOT!

Work has been keeping me VERY busy. This is a good thing, even though it has been keeping me out of the gym lately with after-hours meetings and other duties. I can deal with that. We opened an additional office here in my home town and I've been busy deploying hardware to our wholly-owned subsidiaries around the world as we move closer to integrating them with our head office. Lotta OT. Phew.

Also, I signed on with a volunteer organization that works in concert with the Canadian Department of National Defence. The org is called CASARA, and it stands for the Civil Air Search And Rescue Association. I've been trained as an aerial Spotter, someone who looks for target objects on the ground / in the water depending on the incident. It's a great feeling to volunteer as what amounts to being a "first responder", and to put in some time with a charity that knows your name. Our CASARA unit is a great bunch of folks and I'm both honoured and proud to be a part of their group.

 So, what does this all mean?

  • If you've crashed somewhere in the Eastern / Northern Ontario area, I might get called out to find you.
  • I'm even more ready for the zombie apocalypse than ever.
I'll post up some pics shortly. I'm on track, again, for 210lbs and under 10% BF all over again. It feels great!

Lift hard and train smart, MuscleHackers!