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.
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
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