Sunday, February 24, 2013

New deadlift PR

New sumo deadlift 5RM: 75kg

Feeling pretty elated. And utterly exhausted.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New toy: olympic barbell

Okay, remember that that home gym wishlist I posted some time last year?  Well, I've already managed to acquire 2 out of the five things I've been drooling over.  The first one was a medicine ball.  Pretty easy to get.    The next one I got was the olympic barbell weight set. And I bought it at a price cheaper that what was initially quoted for.  Bless the Chinese New Year discount.

So overall I now have 140kg worth of weights to play around with.  Woohoo!!

And here are some eye candy for you:

My shiny new olympic barbell.  Love the fact that I have collars now.
Much quicker to load weights after this.

Tri-grip weight plates.  Now I can just do farmer's walks with the plates. 

Homemade, dairy-free post workout smoothie

So you're allergic to dairy (not that dairy is good for you in the first place) and that hinders you from consuming the usual, overrated expensive post workout shakes that are ever so popular among gym goers.

Interesting colour, eh?  That's what you get if you blend red dragon fruits.
If only white dragon fruits are available, you can make the smoothie look more
delicious by adding in strawberries into the mix.  Tastes good too.

Me, I just put together a simple post workout smoothie that does the trick just fine.

Frozen bananas
Dragon fruit
Strawberries (if you're feeling like you have the cash of Donald Trump, or else you can still do without)
Almond milk (adds to the volume of the smoothie)

Making a smoothie out of frozen bananas also ensures there are no wastage, especially if you make it a point to consume over-ripe bananas as pre and post workout fuel.