Tags

Tuesday
Jun292010

Daily Workout Again - Arms - Total Gym

Don't get me wrong, I think Yoga is a great workout and everyone should incorporate it into a fitness program but for me... I feel like I need to do something with a bit more intensity afterwards. That said there are probably Yoga programs out there that would kick my ass! Just not the one I am attend and that's OK because I'm really just in it for the relaxation and stretching. I get my Ass Kicking when I do my MMA.

So tonight I did a quick Elliptical warmup and an Arms Workout on my Total Gym.

  • 10 Minutes Elliptical.
  • Biceps: Lying Down Curls with Total Gym. (3 Sets with an increase in the incline each time)
  • Biceps: Seated Curls with Total Gym. (2 Sets with an increase in the incline each time)
  • Biceps: Arm Curls with Light Dumbbells.
  • Triceps: Seated Overhead Extension with the Total Gym.
  • Triceps: Lying Down Extension with the Total Gym.
  • Triceps: Rear Extension with the Total Gym.

Total workout time: About 1 hour.

Tuesday
Jun292010

Air Punching Bag Cardio Workout

This video shows you how to get a great cardio workout by using MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) style boxing techniques (Punching Bag Optional). I show you basic jab, cross, hook, and upper cut punching techniques that focus on feet, leg and hip movement.

Some of the exercises demonstrated are: Jab Punch, Cross Punch, Hook Punch, and the Upper Cut Punch.

All of these exercises can be done with no exercise equipment at all!

Tuesday
Jun292010

Daily Workout - Yoga at MMA Gym

I went to another Yoga Class at my MMA Gym, it felt better this time around. Things are starting to loosen up a bit, the trick with Yoga is that your body wants to fight the direction you are asking it to go. It knows that if you go too far in that direction it will get hurt, so it sends out pain messages not to go there. You have to gently work into the moves so your body understands that it won't get hurt, once this happens it starts too loosen up, the pain goes away and you get more stretch. You just have to take your time, relax and wait for your body to let go...

Monday
Jun282010

Daily Workout - Shoulders with Total Gym

The two break from workouts was nice, it gave the old body a bit of a rest. Keeping my two young kids out of harms way while camping was not exactly stress free!

So it is definitely nice to get back home and back to my regular routine, picking up where I left off, today was Shoulder day and my equipment of choice was the Total Gym.

  • 10 Minutes Elliptical.
  • Total Gym - Seated Shoulder Press.
  • Total Gym - Reverse Shoulder Raises (Lying on Back Upside-down).
  • Total Gym - Seated Shoulder Raises (Front to Back).
  • Total Gym - Front Seated Shoulder Raises.
  • Total Gym - Abs: Seated Side Twists in Forward Position.
  • Barbells - Shrugs.
  • Misc. Stretching.

  • Total workout time: About 1 hour.

    Sunday
    Jun272010

    Daily Workout - MMA at World Class Martial Arts

    I just wanted to do a quick update as I've been away camping since Friday afternoon. I did however find some time to do get a Friday morning MMA workout in before we left.

    We did a pretty heavy warmup that consisted of lots of skipping intermixed with Push-ups, Sit-ups, Squats, Burpies and sprints. Afterwards we worked on Kicking and Takedowns. It was a great workout!