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.