My wife's knee is nearly back to normal, she was able to squat on it today, light but still progress is progress! She is glad to be back to training, though not happy to be up at 530 am to do it! LOL! It is nice to train with her again and to see her working so hard. She is very determined, motivated, and hard headed, kinda like her husband. ;)
My training is going well. It is strange training for size and not focusing so much on strength. I never really gave bodybuilding much of a chance, but damn, it ain't as easy as everyone says. As a matter of fact, it is much harder then powerlifting! Training hard with weights, cardio, and restricting calories...tough stuff. So far so good.
Still training my grip. I did a full 4 days last week and added some shot rotations in for hand health. No real goals as far as grip goes, just trying to get a solid pair of strong hands on me again. I have lost some hand strength for sure, but it seems to be coming back quickly with the little routine I have been using. I am lucky enough to have access to a grip machine (similar to the G-Rex) and it has been working wonders, plus I can micro load which I believe is really important for strength. The only thing I would like to do is re-certify some time on the #3. When IM changed the rules, I pulled my name from the list because I didn't think it was fair to have a list full of guys who were allowed to set to 1" and a list of guys who basically no set the thing! I still don't think it is fair, and I would like to do it right. I wont focus on grippers, basically because I don't have any! I do have a 2004 #3 and an IM card (that you can use to determine handle spread) and every couple weeks I am going to chalk up (after my rests days) and give it a go with the new rules. I did this yesterday and I was very surprised at how far I took the handles down. No time limit on this, just would like to do it some day. No plans to buy any grippers, I will just continue using the grip machine and micro loading each week.
That is about it. Oh, yeah, I am still sexy as ever. Of course, that will never change.