The week is done.
Machine bench(use the grip that makes your thumbs up) x12
Tri-cep pull x 12
dips Start with 15 then add 10 each each set after
Dumbbell incline press x10
Over head tri-cep press x 12
dumb bell kick backs x10
Narrow hand position push ups 10-15
Dumbbell shoulder press x 20
Dips until failure
Leg extension Wednesday
To be done together
one does one exercise there other does the other
Stability ball squats x12
Leg extension (lightweight) x20
do this 4 times
lunge x16 (walking)
calf raises till other is done with lunges
both do 20 ab exercises your choice
leg extensions(heavier weight) x10
squat and press x 5 each side
side step squats x 10 each
treadmill steps x 6 each
lat pull wide x 10 narrow over hand grip x 10 narrow under hand grip x10
Bent over row x8
side lat raises x20
open hand bicep curlsx 10
upright row x20
hammer curl x10
trx pull x 20
I've been with my trainer Bill Metts for 17 months, and it has produced remarkable results for an old man. If I miss even one week, it sets me back.
Even the trainer has to take time off so I've been working out on my own. Pretty brutal to myself.
I text pictures to him to prove I'm doing it and for self accountability.
Tomorrow is the last day of the week fitness wise. Guns day.
Happy Independence Day. For the occasion I've decided to cook baby back ribs. Usually I'm a spare rib or St Louis style guy, but these baby backs were 1/3 off. I never like to pay more than $10 a rack.
Baby backs will cook faster than the bigger racks and they don't require as much babying such as foil wrapping to make them tender.
A clean work surface:
Removal of the silver skin. Use a dull knife to lift the skin and a paper towel to peel the skin:
A light rub of kosher salt:
Then a light rub of any pork rub:
Now off to the refrigerator for a few hours to absorb some of the salt.
I'm cooking this on the regular Weber. The fire will be to the right, wood smoke on top, with water pan to the left below the ribs. Lower dampers wide open with the electric probe checking the temperature. 275 is the goal.
Study and memorize this chart while the ribs cook. There will be a test.
Trying to balance the temperature to the mid 200s. It's easier in a smoker but I didn't want to dirty up the smoker for one rack of ribs.
They are pulled to rest after 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Turned out that I over cooked them should have stopped at 30 minutes earlier. Can't undo that.
However they were damn good. Max helped me cook them and watched baseball with me.
What I have learned as I turn 60
I finally like beets
I love cooked spinach
Carrots and English peas are da bomb
I rather be home most of the time with my wife
Sleep is wonderful
Sometimes it's great to be alone, but not for long
Fried food comes with a cost
I appreciate my partner like no other time. We love and care for each other.
Dogs are your best friend, the more the better
I slow down and enjoy the moment more, it's difficult
I think I have my arms around dying, yeah.
I love much more, everyone.
I eat much smaller portions but gain weight
I drink smaller portions but the effect is greater
I appreciate my senses especially smell. Nothing dings the brains memory more than smells.
Christmas no longer thrills me. Nor does snow.
Old friends are great
It feels good to feel good and being sick is horrible
Call someone to check on them, it will make you both feel great and nourish your soul
A nap is a gift from heaven
Puppies are special
The ocean smells like life, oysters taste like the ocean
Don't let a mosquito bite your ankle, it will itch for months
Be kind to all animals and as kind as you can be to people
Try and catch a few sunsets, and sunrises
Go to where you can still see the Milky Way.
Floss your teeth, it's a big deal
Always use onions, garlic, salt, and pepper
Splurge on bacon
Help a stranger
Crinkle cut fries are like no other fries
Young love is special, very special
Pizza universally is good
Enjoy mushrooms and stinky cheese
Don't cheat or cheat on anyone
Visit all the big cities in the US
Don't cheap out on ingredients
Thank someone for what they did
When in doubt, order the mushroom swiss burger
There is a deminishing return on pancakes. So good at first and tied of them in ten minutes.
About snow, I do love hearing it fall and the crystals breaking
Given a very dark room, a fan, and quiet, I think I could sleep indefinitely.
Buttermilk is like liquid cheese, so good
Winter is wonderful in the Caribbean, try it
Why do people take pictures of themselves in shorts with headphones and mikes? Can't they hear each other otherwise?
With my iPhone or iPad, I can reproduce the following functions on one device:
Mail, fax, telephone, radio, compass, world map, dictionary, encyclopedia, camera, camcorder, flashlight, Walkman, tv, newspaper, book, calculator, wallet, photo album, store catalog, word processor/typewriter, GPS, personal assistant, music library, general shopping, personal document archive, custom news ticker, social hub, library, film archive, calendar, clock, timer, alarm clock, banking portal, tape recorder, note pad, to do list, video phone, remote control, gaming device, internet browser, and a projector via AirPlay.
Nothing new, all services were available previously. Just not on one device. I am still amazed after ten years.
Dateline Charlotte, NC. - Handy HB2 transition tips. To the new "guys" visiting the men's room. Urine cakes are an acquired taste. You'll get used to them over time. At first, go easy on the lemon ones. Condom machines were originally meant for people with a penis. Imagine how old school that is. The party favor dispenser costs 50 cents each. And the strange low rider facility found in every mens room? That my friend is from the last time the federal government got involved in the men's toilet. If one is wheelchair bound and happens to have a penis, this device is somehow meant to convey urine from the chair to this low side bowl and out to be processed. No one has ever seen anyone use this urinal as intended. No instructions were ever given. It just appeared one day. Feel free to use it as you please.
It's been one hell of a truck. My daily driver is a 2000 Ford F-350 with 347,500 miles.
I'm thinking about installing a new stereo system with Apple Car and back up camera.
It's still going strong.