Exercise Update: Jan. 14, 2013

I fell off the wagon a bit this week!

A lady smashed into my car last week, creating a lot of extra work for me. Additionally, my son stayed with me this weekend. I am not making excuses, but things like this do happen.

January 9, 2013: This was my arms and shoulders day and I had a great workout. My legs ached, so I took a day off from cadio.

Weight in: 281 pounds

January 10, 2013: Cardio – One hour on a Precor EFX 883 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer set on “Fat Burning.” According to the feedback, I traveled 4.07 miles and burned 738 calories.

Weigh in: 282 pounds

January 10 was the last time I worked out. With my son around, it is difficult to get to the gym. And the gym has shorter hours during winter break. While I have not been reporting my diet, which I plan to very soon, I must admit that I went off diet a lot, eating honey buns, frozen burritos, chips and other junk. We shall see how it affected my weight in tomorrow’s report. But I have learned it is best not to dwell too much on these failures and focus on the next step: Hitting the gym today!

In about an hour, I am working on chest and back. Tonight I will get back to cardio on the elliptical and watch Monday Night Raw at the same time! It’s my guilty pleasure.

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Exercise Update: January 9, 2013 and the Arnold Press

Paul George at 283 pounds. (January 8, 2013).

Paul George at 283 pounds. (January 8, 2013).

I originally planned to write about Japanese samurai philosophy and how it ties into attitudes about diet and exercise. However, I have run out of time. Tomorrow I will post it.

Here’s what I’ve done over the last two days:

January 7, 2013 – Weigh in: 286 pounds. I worked chest and back with weights. I will provide more details about my routine as I get used to documenting everything (which I think is important). Cardio – One hour on a Precor EFX 883 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer set on “Fat Burning.” According to the feedback, I traveled 4.01 miles and burned 786 calories. I am not sure how accurate these machines are, but I’m using the same machine regularly.

January 8, 2013 – Weigh in: 283 pounds. Cardio – One hour on a Precor EFX 883 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer set on “Fat Burning.” According to the feedback, I traveled 4.07 miles and burned 743 calories.

Today I am working arms and shoulders. If I do cardio, that will be later this evening. By the way, after just two days of my workout, I feel great!

The Arnold Press is my favorite shoulder exercise. Here is a video I found that demonstrates the Dumbbell Should Press and the Arnold Press. Where I work out, I never see anyone do Arnolds and most guys have poor form on the regular press.