The first time I ever had to round up 7 matching pairs of plates.
The first time I ever had to round up 7 matching pairs of plates.

So busy this week that I’m not even going to try to break it down by days. Most important is that I go back to work on Tuesday, assuming that UPS’s doctor clears me. Life will return to a normal that I barely remember and I can start moving forward in something besides powerlifting and blogging. I also finally got the call from UCSF (University of California – San Fransisco) and they are taking me on as a new Parkinson’s patient. Maybe I can finally get rid of this shaky hand for a while again. While we’re at it, let’s go for walking normal, SLEEPING, and getting rid of these leg dyskinesias.

On the powerlifting side, I wrap up my real training today (Sunday 11/1) with a few heavy singles on the bench, bicep willing. A few days ago I made it up to 305 so easily that I decided to try to push a 325lb PR. The good news is there was virtually no pain, the bad news is, my lockout is still very weak. I’m hopeful to finally put up a true 3 lift total next Saturday, potentially nearing 1400 lbs. My peak went very well, but it’s been rough on my body and my achy joints are dying for just 2 days of light lifting in the last 5 before the meet. Then I’m really looking forward to the active rest phase: two weeks of light weights, mobility work and virtually none of the core lifts. Most of all, I look forward to being able to lead with this quote next week: “There is a new deadlift record holder in the 220lb Master’s Division of the USPA, and he is a man with Parkinson’s Disease.”