Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Monday night bible study!

Monday night saw the start of my Winter 2007/Spring training cycle. One of the benefits of Southern California climate is that the winter is actually a really good season to train in, whereas conversely during the summer it’s just too hot. It’s been a long time since I have seen the inside of a gym and lifted any weights, apart from those I was told to do during my PT. I decided to go “home-style” and scored a good deal on a bench and rack and picked up some weights locally as well so I now have a mini gym in my garage. I recent trip to Barnes & Noble uncovered a great book (click on the book and you can read it on Google Books) that contains all of the exercises that I think I need to work things in the upper, mid and lower range and after reading through the various variations I have come up with what feels like a good all round workout, additionally I also have a medicine ball which I throw around and some small cones; these are used for jumping over and around to work out my core.

I’ll not bore you (or embarrass myself) with the reps, sets and weights but the exercises are:

  • Midsection: reverse woodchop, swiss-ball weighted crunch, a “Good-Morning”
  • Chest & Upper Back: bench press, incline bench press, pronated bent-over row, supinated bent-over row, pullover
  • Shoulders & Arms: military press, lying tricep extension, standing curl
  • Lower Body: Back squat, lunge, step up, side step up, standing calf raise

As it was my first session in a long time, I paced myself but I still managed to feel it this morning!


  1. May God have mercy on your muscles.

  2. LMAO don't worry about embarrassing yourself. Hi, I prefer to only lift weights that are less than 5lbs :-X :-X and not with much frequency.

  3. While I was at the gym tonight, I was thinking the same thing. I need to increase my fitness and thought about getting back into lifting. I think this will have to be on a limited basis since I don't have a lot of time to devote to it. It will help me in the long run though...

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm definitely jealous of the California weather! I am dreaming of the beach on a daily basis!! lol

  5. Don't you love how the body responds when you add something new? Just lets you know you are alive!

    Keep it up!

  6. P.S. The photo of the bling and string is the title photo for my "another day, another mood swing" post.

  7. Thanks everyone...FYI it took five days for my Triceps to stop aching! I am so not a upper body kinda guy!

  8. oooohhh, i fully endorse the purchase of fun new workout equipment! enjoy the new toys!


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