I really didn’t want to work out today but it’s Monday, Upper-Body day and I’ve come way too far to slow down now.
I actually got done a while ago but I just don’t feel like writing right after I run.
Push-ups Three Sets of fifteen Shoulder Presses Three Sets of ten at 20 lbs Back rows Three Sets of ten at 40 lbs Kick Backs Three Sets of ten at 20 lbs Curls Three Sets of ten at 40 lbs
I rest 30 seconds between sets and about two minutes between exercises.
Stretching and Calisthenics Routine
Ab Wheel Ten sets of Three Standing Bicycle Crunch Five sets of Eight. Horse Stance Cross Punch Five sets of Eight. Oblique Knee Raise Five sets of Eight. Front Kick Five sets of Eight. Leaning Knee Raise Five sets of Eight. Round House Kick Five sets of Eight. Front Kick Five sets of Eight. Back Kick Five sets of Eight.
I ran two and a half miles today and the change in how I’m running is already showing improvement. My time per mile is dropping and my wind is improving.
With limited resources it can be a bit of a challenge to get in and stay in shape, but let’s face it, no matter what you have to work with there will always be challenges to overcome. Time being the biggest. I have the time down fairly well, less than an hour on upper-body workout days plus about a half hour of running. With that in mind you may have noticed I do two different …Continue reading →
One of the most popular, and least followed through with, New Year’s Resolutions is to lose weight. Those that reach their target weight are often dissatisfied with the results. You can be the right weight and still be flabby. Weight loss without resistance training is only half of the battle. To look good in a tank top you want two things, defined shoulders and a narrow waist. There are two easy to do shoulder exercises …Continue reading →
I wrote this post for another blog on Feb 20, 2010, when I was writing it I recalled the “Four Food Groups” touted in my youth. Those Four Food Groups kept a large part of the Country lean and fit. With the Covid-19 Pandemic going on right now this really underscores why Politicians need to stay out of Medical decisions.Letting General Mills and Kellogg’s tell the USDA what is good for you is killing us. …Continue reading →
A day late working out but posting on time, I’ll take it as a win. As I said in Tuesday’s post I’ve been putting in the wrong kind of effort, not really focusing on the task at hand, just going through the motions. Which is better than nothing but not what I’m aiming for. That goes for my running also, when I switched from my run, walk, run workout to straight running my speed suffered. …Continue reading →