Started the day with an incredible dog walk with ol Bally the Dog under a bright full moon and sky full of stars. The suns also coming up a little earlier each day so it's easier to see him in the still muddy fields. He's hoping for a bit of snow.
This week is an easy week of training for me after 3 heavy weeks. This works well since I'm traveling to Vegas and Denver for a few days.
In the meantime, check out the old bodyweight squats timed intervals...enjoy watching me in pain
And don't miss last week's fitness QnA:
There's also plenty to learn in the latest Men's Health magazine. Check out a program from our favorite Roman, John Romaniello, on page 50 of the Feb 2012 Men's Health.
Roman says it will smoke you. It's a four exercise, 2 superset, descending pyramid workout.
I also have an ab workout on page 111 including a stability plank, jackknife, rollout, and side plank circuit. You'll find it in the Olympic training section on page 111.
From the MH the previous month comes this interesting data:
Here's the 'percent of your body weight' that you are lifting when doing various pushups:
a) Kneeling pushup = 49% bodyweight
b) Regular pushup = 64% bodyweight
c) Decline pushup = 74% bodyweight
Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Failure isn't bad. Failure isn't final. Don't let the fear of failure stop you from achieving the success you deserve.
Never quit. If you stumble, get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today's another day, so get back on track on move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it.
The problem with problems is they get worse if you don't fix them. Attack problems head on today. Whatever is in the way of your success, crush it today.
"Think you can, think you can't--either way, you'll be right." - Henry Ford
And finally, here's how to get more done each day (simple 5-minute task)
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Certified Turbulence Trainer
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot