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 upper-body workouts but always with push-ups. Today I switched the three sets of fifteen regular push-ups to three sets of ten Decline Push-ups.
What’s a Decline Push-up?
A Decline Push-up is where you elevate your feet to put more emphasis on your upper chest.
Decline Push-ups Three Sets of ten Upright Rows Three Sets of ten at 40 lbs Back Flies Three Sets of ten at 20 lbs French Curls Three Sets of ten at 20 lbs Reverse Curls Three Sets of ten at 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, with intention. What I mean by intention is extra effort, pushing a little harder than usual for greater gains. As I said yesterday I’m back to run, walk run. My overall time per mile is about the same with my running time faster and my walking time considerably slower as I’m gasping for breath.
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 →
I’m only one day late posting, getting better. I’ve made some changes in my workouts recently, I’ve cut back somewhat to make greater gains. What?? Do Less To Get More Results? Yes, exactly! You see building muscle, either for strength or show, and yes, you do each differently, is a two-step process. Let me clarify that remark, either way you’re going to get bigger and stronger but where a body builder is trying to define …Continue reading →
I really need to post more consistently, I’ve come pretty far in a relatively short time, seven weeks, with a lot less effort than conventional wisdom dictates. I don’t have much equipment to work with, my Ab Wheel, a ten pound curl barbell with thirty pounds on it and two twenty pound dumbbells. Oh, and running shoes, can’t forget them. I’m still twenty pounds or so over weight, and somewhat frustrated I’m fluctuating between 180 …Continue reading →
Upper Body Push-ups Three Sets of fifteen Upright Rows Three Sets of ten at 40 lbs Back Flies Three Sets of ten at 20 lbs French Curls Three Sets of ten at 20 lbs Reverse Curls Three Sets of ten at 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 …Continue reading →