Week Three: The Wookiee Strikes Back
So back on it at long last (hence, the Wookiee strikes back), although after a decent gap it was a struggle to get it done. Not exactly 100% I’m afraid to say. Still I’ve been good food-wise, even having a skinny chicken wrap a couple of times! Back at the workhole as well, although I wanted to knock a couple of blocks off for snide comments supposedly behind my back.
I’ve managed to up the weights back to 12kg dumbbells (26.4lbs for those of that persuasion), which made it a bit harder, in a good way though. Hopefully, I can keep it going long enough that something will poke out from beneath my sleeves other than bingo wings. I’m not entirely sure the vague selection of exercises I have are going to be enough. Any recommendations? I don’t have a barbell.
I have found a couple of routines I like the look of and did it once that nearly killed me. Unfortunately, another night of sleeping badly meant the tiredness factor kicked in, and the prospect of it went flying over my head like a freakin’ bad guy in a Jackie Chan movie.
I REFUSE TO GIVE UP!!!!!!!
BUT my crazy big sister has sent me some loop exercise bands from King Athletic to replace my poor beaten destroyed resistance bands. They look epic: 16lb, 18lb, and 20lb.
Hmmm, methinks some pretend archery might be in order on top of the exercises provided on the carry case. Stephen Amell eat your heart out, though the simulation of drawing a bow MUST be good for every muscle in your arm and shoulder, surely?
I’ll let you know how it all turns out (of course). Maybe one day I’ll look like Stephen Amell? Yeah, didn’t think so either.
Speaking of bows and arrows: having been invited to LARPing, and thusly declared myself to be an archer/ranger, I’ve been trawling the internet for ways to build it on the cheap (the official stuff is close to £100 for just the bow).
I found this excellent video, plus a few others:
But, weigh-in day came and went!
DID YOU KNOW?
It is commonly held that the origin of the “Two-Finger Salute” was the defiance of English and Welsh Longbowmen during the Hundred-Years War. It is said that Longbowmen captured by the French at the Battle of Agincourt (where eighty-percent of Henry V’s army was made up of longbows), had their two firing fingers cut off. The English and Welsh then began the defiant salute at the French, which holds today some nearly 600 years later.
That is widely believed.
Did you know, however, that it’s never been historically substantiated?
Okay, so that’s got nothing to do with fitness, but it’s related to the post, so there….