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Today was finally a cardio day (or at least as cardio as I currently get).  I’ve scaled these back a little to make room for the more muscle-gain intensive workouts.  I’m tracking my resting heart rate to see just how little cardio I can get away with.  It keeps Lisa from getting worried if my heart rate stays below 60 beats per minute.  I was at 53 on Sunday afternoon.

Anyway, here are the plyometrics and running I did.  Also, I had a pretty spiffy revelation about plyometrics for people with ACL injuries (John, I mean you.  🙂  ) Continue reading


"Foam Rolling" with a PVC Pipe

Those of us who have tried foam rolling know that there’s a certain love-hate relationship that goes with it.  It’s painful because it’s massaging the muscle and fascia, but at the same time that massage is going to help you feel better.

Anyway, for a couple days I had felt some sharp pain in the lower, front part of my knee.  It finally came to a head when I was doing some plyometric single-arm push-ups (with hands on something elevated.  I’m not quite to the floor yet).  Regardless, the force from catching myself was somehow hitting my knees as well, and it was enough that I had to call it quits on the push ups.  Since I’m not too fond of quitting any exercise early, I started thinking about ways to hopefully lessen my knee pain. Continue reading