Glad to hear that your taking a break to heal. When we are young we don't realize the wear and tear that we put on our bodies. We will regret it when we get older.<quoted text>
I have been resting it and Im not going to start up again until I stop feeling pain in it. It is still not healed all the way. It is a really nagging injury.
I just like to push myself and continuously improve. Its just how I am. Its not about how I stack up against others I like to compete against myself to improve. Harder, faster, stronger. I track myself and my stats. Continual improvement is what keeps me going. The human body is a pretty cool machine the more you work it the better it gets.
Im probably not as big as your husband. I am more naturally just pretty well built. I have 17 inch biceps and a horseshoe, even without working out, and my arms are pretty lean. So, Im lucky in that I dont really have to work out for purposes of muscle mass, but at the same time Im not like a muscle bound gym rat.
My wife actually doesnt like it when I build too much muscle, either especially when my traps get too big. She just doesnt like it. So when I am training, I train just as hard on cardio as I do for lifting. I have come to really enjoy running, which is odd because I hated running in high school. I have always been a decent runner, I guess, and could run a mile in the upper 5s, without training for distance running, in high school, but I just didnt enjoy it. I thought folks who went out for track and field were masochists. Now I love it.
I couldn't tell you how big my hubby's triceps are. I never thought of asking or even measuring. He's been working out since he was in his 20's. 10 or so years ago, he was doing curls with the straight bar with a lot of weight. He leaned back and then bounced the bar up and it collapsed L4 into L5 of his spine. It immediately paralyzed his right side. I personally think he was showing off. After two years of seeing doctors he was cleared to light lift. He lost all the muscle mass. But once back in the gym the muscles immediately came back, muscle memory. Now he's back into heavy lifting and is more careful. The doctors says that his spine is so full of arthritis but he doesn't feel it because of the muscle that is now surrounding/encasing the spine. I wouldn't call him a gym rat. We can't stand those kind.(lol) His job provides a state of the art facility and they want guys like him to stay fit. His job is to body guard federal court judges. So they want him in tip top shape.