After my workout on Sunday, Monday was my “off day” and so today, Tuesday, was my day to work out again. The BowFlex comes with a number of suggested workout routines, and I started with the 20-minute Better Body workout. It has nine exercises, and they recommend doing it 3x a week. Initial stretching. As I mentioned previously, I don’t have a good stretching routine set up yet and today was the clear evidence of that…I did some hip and quad stuff, some arm and neck, and a bit of back arching, but I’m hoping to get it down to …Continue reading →
September 11 is the start of my new attempt at body transformation. My intent is to do all my measurements and photos on the first of each month, and so I’m a bit behind in a sense, but I need to set my baseline now. I have to start somewhere and there’s no real reason to delay until October 1st. So here it goes… Physical baseline Weight: 343.4 lbs … My highest top out was 350 even and that will be my overall mark from which I’ll do my formal deductions in the macro sense, so in a sense, I …Continue reading →
So this morning I decided to work through all the exercises for the first time and decide which ones I can do and at what power for now. A “starting” point, if you will. Initial stretching. I don’t have a good stretching routine set up yet, so I’ll have to add that to my list. I did the basics: Achilles Tendon and Calf –> Hands on wall, one foot back and lean in; Qaudriceps –> Pull one ankle up behind your butt while standing; Hamstrings –> Leg up on third step (almost horizontal) and lean towards feet; Rotation –> Grasp …Continue reading →
I mentioned yesterday that I have my new BowFlex set up now, and I want to start using it this weekend. While it is a “good problem” to have, my challenge is to figure out which exercises to do and why. For example, the manual that comes with it suggests 26 exercises for Chest (3), Shoulder (6), Back (4), Arm (4), Abdominal (2), and Legs (7). But there are some other variables at play, of course.
Okay, so let’s talk about my experience with various exercise machines. Let’s start with the basic reality that I’m fat and I’m not particularly enthused about working out around a bunch of fit people who know what they’re doing. It waxes and wanes in intensity, but it doesn’t completely go away. I also have trouble being motivated if I have to actually GO somewhere to work out.