Working on some coding for this project in Computer Programming, I quickly realized it is getting late and I need to get my workout for the day.

Yesterday, I did my more athletic workout with weights.  It consisted of controlled movements with heavier weights.  I did 6 different exercises and 2 circuit routine of four exercises for the abs.  Remember kids, abs are really made in the kitchen.  Here is the layout for those of you that want to try it:

Warm Up Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Bench Press 10 reps 10 reps 8 reps 6 reps
Cable Rows 10 reps 10 reps 8 reps 6 reps
Warm Up Set 1
Incline Dumbbell Press 10 reps 10 reps
Dumbbell Row 10 reps 10 reps
Dips 10 reps 10 reps
Hammer Curls 10 reps 10 reps
Ab Circuit
Hanging Leg Raises 12 reps
Sit-Up 15
Russian Twist 15 reps
Modified V-Sit 15 reps


There you have it. I’ll post today’s after I do the workout. I’m going to post some links to some healthy recipes for you guys, too.

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.

Workout A:

Warm-Up:

1 Minute of Jumping Jacks

20 Burpees

I always warm up with 1 set of 10 reps per exercise, too.

Exercises (Rest between 30 seconds to 1 minute between each set):

  1. Bench Press:  3 Sets (1:10, 2:8, 3:6)
  2. Seated Cable Row:  3 Sets (1:10, 2:8, 3:6)
  3. Dumbbell Incline Press:  2 Sets (1:10, 2:10)
  4. Dumbbell Bent Over Row:  2 Sets (1:10, 2:10)
  5. Dips (If not able to dip, Do dips on Bench for the Bench press): 2 sets (1:10, 2:10)
  6. Seated Hammer Curls: 2 Sets (1:10, 2:10)

Ab Circuit (No Rest Between exercises):

  1. Hanging Leg Raise (For Now, I am sticking with Knee-Up to chest.  I am not advanced enough for holding the leg straight and bringing it up yet.  If you can’t even do it hanging, try it on an incline bench holding onto a barbell and try to bring the knees up to the chest): 1 or 2 sets (1:15, 2:10-15)
  2. Curl-Up, or Sit-Up: 1 or 2 sets (1:15, 2:10-15)
  3. Russian Twist with a Weight in Hand: 1 or 2 sets (1:15, 2:10-15)
  4. V-Sit: 1 or 2 sets (1:15, 2:10-15)

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.  

Deadlift Warm-Up:

3 sets of 87 lbs at 10 reps

Working Lifts:

Dead Lift:  5 sets of 117 lbs at 4 reps

One Arm Dumbbell Row:  5 sets of 40 lbs at 8 reps

Lat PullDown Machine:  3 sets of 130 lbs at 8 reps

Core Work:

Circuit with no rest in between - Plank, side plank (each side), flutter kicks, L-sit

Stretch for 5 minutes

It was a good workout, but I am going to return to my older bodybuilding style workout.  That way i can get y bodyweight exercises in.

I will be starting a healthy blog explaining the science that is “Nutrition”. Any ideas on what to include alongside the blog posts?

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I completed one of the hardest workouts I have come across.  I loved every ounce of pain and sweat that went into it.  I think there is something wrong with me :P