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Monday
Jun212010

Daily Workout - Arms Split Workout at Home Gym

 

No, that is not a picture of me! I found it online and kind of liked the artsiness of it. I was working from home today and when I find myself at home, I like to take advantage of it and break up my work and workout day by doing some of my workout in the morning-afternoon and some in the evening.

Today I did my Cardio in the afternoon for a bit of a work break and then after the kids went to bed I did my Arms Workout. I find this a great way to make each shorter section easier while at the same time more intense.

  • 10 Minutes Elliptical.
  • Biceps: Dumbbell Curls Standing.
  • Biceps: Dumbbell Curls Seated.
  • Triceps: Seated Overhead Single Dumbbell Extensions.
  • Triceps: Pull Downs with Curl Bar.
  • Abs: Crunches and Leg Raises.

 Total workout time: About 45 minutes.

Sunday
Jun202010

Daily Workout - Yard Work at Home

It's not exactly what most people would call a workout but keep in mind I live on 6 acres of land. Now most of it is used as a hay field but the other 2 acres needs a lot of TLC. Today I needed to give it some of that TLC as our lawn was starting to look like a hay field. I also needed to do some branch trimming and removal.

I spent most of my Fathers Day working outside and by the end of it, it was a workout indeed. By my calculations I burned close to 2000 calories in about 6 hours!

  • Ride-on-Mower: 1.5 Hours. (200 Calories)
  • Push Mower: 2 Hours. (800 Calories)
  • Weed Eater: 1 Hour. (400 Calories)
  • Branch Trimming and Removal: 1.5 Hours. (500 Calories)
  • No Warmup or Abs done today!

Total workout time: About 6 hours.

Saturday
Jun192010

Dad and Son Lego Day

Saturday is usually my MMA workout day but since tomorrow is Fathers Day, my church is having a Dad and Son Lego day. Of course it happened to be at exactly the same time as my MMA workout. How can you say no to your little guy. So off we went to play with Lego! It was a fun day and my Son Gabriel had a great time. As we left he was already asking if we could do it again next time. 

Friday
Jun182010

Daily Workout - Shoulders at Home Gym

For some reason I found it really hard during my workout to get into it. The workout started out OK, but I simply just lost all my energy about halfway through? I ended up finishing but I had to really take my time with the last half. I'm not really sure what the reason for this was, maybe it was the pizza I ate earlier in the day?

When you're starting out with a training program and you haven't got your body used to it, it can kind of feel the same way for a while (A real lack of energy). But in a relatively short amount of time you will start noticing an overall energy boost!

  • Warmup: Elliptical for 10 Minutes.
  • Shoulder Press with Barbells.
  • Barbell Shoulder Flies in Three Positions: Forward, Side, Behind.
  • Upright Row Raises with Pulley.
  • Shoulder Shrugs with Smith Machine Straight Bar.
  • Misc. Stretching.
  • Abs: Misc Crunches & Leg Raises.

Total workout time: About 1.25 hours.

Friday
Jun182010

Lower Body Workout Using Body Weight

This video looks at using just your body weight to do exercises that will tone and build muscle in the lower body areas.

Some of the exercises demonstrated are: Squats, Lunges, Calve Raises, Rear Leg Raises, Side Leg Raises, and Pelvis Raises.

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