Monday, May 06, 2013

Bench Press and Bodyweight Workouts

Ah Monday. Another chest workout. Yep, my Meathead bench press and row workout fell on magic muscle Monday.

Of course, someone else was using the bench press when I wandered in. Fortunately, after doing my pullups, they were done. On to my lifting.

Today's workout:
1) Pullups

2) Bench Press

3) Bench Press using the Rest-Pause method described in Jim Wendler's article (I linked to this yesterday)

4A) DB Row
4B) DB Incline

Great times.

If you're too busy for Meathead training, here's a 4-minute full body workout video for you from me. Happy Monday!

Another reason to exercise (besides looking and feeling amazing): You’ll be surprised by the ideas you get during exercise. In fact, most people find this – along with taking a shower – to be their most creative times of the day.

BTW, here's a training tip for you:
When starting back after time off, the last thing anyone should be doing is "adding extra". They should be starting small and slow and doing just a couple of basic exercises, and just one set for the first week (of 2-3 workouts per week) and then 2 sets of 4-5 exercises in week 2. Then a full program in week 3.

Remember...they weren't doing ANYTHING last week. So a couple of exercises a couple of times per week in week 1 is better than NOTHING. Too much = injury, extreme soreness, and dropout Always be conservative.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
“Small-minded people habitually reproach others for their own misfortunes. Average people reproach themselves. Those who are dedicated to a life of wisdom understand that the impulse to blame something or someone is foolishness, that there is nothing to be gained in blaming, whether it be others or oneself.” – Epictetus, The Art of Living

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude; nothing on Earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude– Thomas Jefferson

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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