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Daily Workout - Back in Home Gym

Winter is a bit of a downer, it's dark at around 4pm and my body just wants to really do nothing except take it easy. Even so, you just have to get yourself in the gym and at least do something. I generally put on a few pounds in the winter but the key is to not let it get out of hand, so when spring comes along it only takes a bit to shed the few pounds gained over the winter.

My main goal is to try and keep the muscle on so my metabolism stays higher - so if I only have the energy for weights and not cardio then I just do weights that day! Today was one of those days!

  • Elliptical - I looked at it for 10 seconds!
  • Wide Chin-ups with pulley bar.
  • Narrow Chin-ups with pulley bar.
  • Seated Rows with pulley bar.
  • Abs: Misc Abs - Crunches and Leg Raises.
  • Misc. Stretching

Total workout time: About 45 minutes.


Daily Workout - Back in Home Gym

I did a late night workout this evening and I wasn't really looking forward to it. I just didn't feel like I was going to have much energy and motivation for it. On my way back from Texas I stopped in a Seattle Mall to pick up a few gifts for the family and I came across a booth that was selling PowerCore Bands. If you don't know what one is, you can check out their Website for more info. The short explanation is they are supposed to help with your Power, Strength, Balance and Flexibility by making sure your bodies natural energy frequencies are in tune.

Sounds like hogwash right! Well I did a balance test and it made a big difference. Since I purchased my PowerCore Band I have done two workouts and in both workouts I felt noticeably stronger. I'm not sure about the flexibility part yet as I tend to fluctuate every day. But even today heading in to the gym felling like I was going to be low on energy I still pumped out a good strong workout.

  • Elliptical for 12 minutes.
  • Wide Chin-ups - 3 sets of 10 each.
  • Narrow Chin-ups - 3 sets of 10 each.
  • Smith Machine Pull-Ups - 3 sets of 10-15.
  • Abs: Leg Raises (100).
  • Misc. Stretching

Total workout time: About 1 hour.


Daily Workout - Back in Home Gym

Got in the gym a bit late today but at least I made it! I also had a pretty good eating day so maybe I'm back on track again. I feel a bit weak as a result of not being as consistent in my workouts lately, but it usually comes back pretty quick -  they call it muscle memory.

  • Elliptical for 10 minutes.
  • Wide Chin-ups - 2 sets of 10 each.
  • Narrow Chin-ups - 2 sets of 10 each.
  • Knelling bent over rows - 2 sets of 12.
  • Abs - Side twists.
  • Misc. Stretching.

Total Workout about 1 hour.


Upper Body Workout Using Body Weight

This video looks at using mainly body weight exercises with a some inexpensive gym equipment that will tone and build muscle in the upper body areas.

Some of the exercises demonstrated are: Pushups, Chin-ups, Pull-ups, Shoulder Press, Shoulder Raises, Bicep Curls, and Triceps Extensions.

Not all of these exercises can be done by only using your body weight, but by adding some inexpensive Dumbbells and a Chin-up bar, all of these exercises can be achieved.


Daily Workout - Back Chin-ups in Home Gym

Sorry no Picture today! But I did make a new video about doing an Upper Body Workout using body weight exercises. I'll have it up in a bit...

So today I did my back using my Smith Machine. It has a nice angled Chin-up bar on it and I also use the straight bar to do standing bent over rows.

  • No real Warmup today other than some stretching :(
  • Wide Chin-ups - 3 sets of 8-10.
  • Narrow Chin-ups - 3 sets of 8-10.
  • Standing bent over rows - 3 sets of 10-12.
  • Abs - Wheel Extensions from kneeling position.
  • Misc. Stretching.

Total Workout about 45 minutes.