Well, this past weekend I was part of a wedding. Being my first wedding as the main photographer, I was nervous, but I did my best. I learned some valuable lessons and cannot wait for my next wedding! I think this is what I am going to pursue full time, photography that is. It is a passion and doesn’t even feel like a job. Pray for me if you feel led to about my decision in this matter.
As far as working out is concerned, I am going to leave you guys with my workout that I will be following. It will be divided into three different workouts. I will post each one before I begin the workout and then you guys can follow it if you want. If you are an advanced weightlifter, you may find this to be a bit boring. Try it if you like, but remember challenge yourself.
1 Minute of Jumping Jacks
I always warm up with 1 set of 10 reps per exercise, too.
Exercises (Rest between 30 seconds to 1 minute between each set):
Ab Circuit (No Rest Between exercises):
Ten exercises. Hopefully that is enough for some of you to get a nice workout. For the weight lifting, I would suggest 45 seconds for rest in between sets and exercises. The Ab Routine, you can do 1 or 2 sets per exercise, but this is meant as you can do all in one circuit (Circuit routine means no rest between exercises) and then repeat once you finish the last exercise. If you do two circuits, make sure to at least get 30 seconds rest before starting back at the first exercise.
If you happen to have any questions, ask me in my ask box or comment on this post. I will try to help the best I can.
I started off with two minutes of jumping jacks then went to work. Pay attention to the notes on the exercises.
5 sets of 20 pushups (Note: I lowered myself slowly and exploded upwards to the starting position. I took about a 2 second lowering counting one Mississippi, two Mississippi.)
5 sets of pull-ups (Note: Again, I lowered myself counting the Mississippi way and then raised myself as fast as I could, or exploded upwards.)
Circuit for Abs (No Rest between exercises)
Flutter kicks: 20 reps
V-Sit up: 20 reps
Leg raises: 20 reps
Plank: 1 minute
Side Plank (each side): 30 seconds
Next week when I do this workout, I will up the circuit sets to doing two circuits of the exercises.
Overall this was a pretty challenging workout especially since I had nothing in my stomach. Some say that one should workout on an empty stomach, some say you should eat something. I think if you are trying to put on mass like me, you need some kind of energy. I hadn’t eaten at all so I was depleted of energy long before I started the workout. I felt sick afterwards, which doesn’t usually happen. Note to self, have something light before working out.
God Bless you guys! Jesus loves you! And stay fit!
Doing a circuit of 16 exercises with 8 supersets of lower body exercises. I will post the actual workout when I am done with it in case you would like to try it. It is for people getting ready to start deadlifting, the king of lifts. I hope everyone else has a great morning!! God Bless!
I did a nice workout. Using slow controlled movements, I am easing my way back into weightlifting. Here is the layout:
V-Crunches: 15 reps with 3 seconds lowering my legs and upperbody
Static Lunges: 15 reps per leg with 3 seconds lowering my body
Bent Over Dumbbell Rows: 15 reps with 3 seconds lowering the weight
Upright Row: 15 reps with 3 seconds lowering the weight
Situp: 15 reps with 5 seconds to raise body and 5 seconds to lower the body back to the ground
Bench Step: 15 reps alternating legs with 3 seconds lowering body
Single leg Calf raise: 15 reps per leg and 3 seconds lowering body
Dumbbell Pullover: 15 reps and 3 seconds lowering the weight
Dumbbell Bench Press: 15 reps and 3 seconds lowering the weight
Pushup hold: 15 reps with holding for 3 seconds at the bottom of the movement
Body Drag Curl: 15 reps with 3 second lowering of weight
Bent over Tricep Extension: 15 reps per arm with 3 second lowering of weight
The three second lowering of weight is hard to explain. Think of doing the Dumbbell bench press; once you get to the top of the exercise, where you pushed all of the weight up, lower it 3 seconds back down to the starting position.
For this exercise, I did more of a circuit routine. I only allowed the rest to be as long as it took me to set up the weight for each exercise. If it was just my body weight, I did not rest until after the exercise.
Going to try and post more workouts soon!
I have to say I am very impressed with this movie so far. It brings me back to my ole’ Active Duty days. I kind of missing the days now.
In other news, I had a great workout. Calisthenic exercises are the way to go for overall performance I think. I am a bit scared to post progress pics right now, but one day in a few months I will compare how far I have come.
How has everyone been doing?
So, I have two new links located at the top of my blog. One is my PhotoBlog and the other is my Facebook Page for my Photography. I will be adding a fitness link soon with a blog about my fitness coming with workouts and healthy eating tips.
Also in the works, is a Youtube Channel for those of you that want to cook healthy foods. These foods will mostly be for the people with allergies such as myself and my significant other (just a fancy way of saying girlfriend). We always say, “if you can feed people with allergies, you can feed anyone!”
Last but not least, I am thinking about making a new theme for this Tumblr. I am not a graphic designer, but I figured I could dabble a little bit into designing a tumblr blog. What do you guys think?
Well, I haven’t done such a hot job with keeping this thing up to date. I hurt myself about a week ago doing some squats. I had like a sharp pain from the back of my head spread all over like a massive headache and it pretty much put me on my face in my gym. No one knew exactly what was wrong since I had perfect form. I may not have warmed up properly. Needless to say, that doesn’t stop me.
Yesterday I tried some calisthenics, and it felt great! Here is the layout for those of you that may care :)
I ran a mile to warm up then
Circuit 1 repeated 4 times:
Circuit 2 repeated 4 times:
10 Sit ups on the monkey bars
10 Leg raises
I plan on doing more calisthenics mixed with my weights since bodyweight is great to strength train with, too!
Also, I ran a mile back to my house. I did some sprints in between, too.
One of these days I will post a picture of my progress.
I hope that helps some of you maybe make your own routine. God Bless!