Friday, December 24, 2010

Strong Training

I like training at the YMCA because they always ask me if I'm a student when I buy a day pass.

Today's workout was inspired by the movie, "Strong". It's a documentary about Joe DeFranco's warehouse gym in Jersey where he trains a lot of NFL players, hardcore college kids, and anyone with a never quit attitude. It will get you pumped to train. Check out

The movie is awesome, but just the parts about his dad training, arm wrestling, and being a cop will make it worth your time. It's different than Bigger, Faster, Stronger, but like that movie, it is mandatory viewing. I can't believe I let it sit around for over 18 months before watching it.

My training:

1A) Db press
1B) Wide grip row

2A) 1-arm neutral grip db shoulder press
2B) DB chest-supported row

3A) Chins
3B) Dips

4A) DB tri extensions
4B) DB curls

All done in about 35 minutes.

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Be good,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

PS - Don't forget...

It is better to give than to receive.


Kasey Brown Fitness said...

Thats a pretty good and simple routine... hitting prime movers and antagonist one right after the other.

I usually end up getting a bit more complicated with mine.

Melt It Off said...

Thanks for this post. It looks like a great routine. Also, thanks for the movie tip!

Abdonda said...

This sounds like an interesting movie. Thanks for the tip. It's good to have those motivators to help pump you up.

Los Angeles Personal Training said...

Interesting workout routine you have planed for yourself. A well planned and timed workout seems to provide motivation. Great post.