Monday, February 8, 2016

#SelfieSaturday #MotivatedMonday and The New Life

My morning Cindy Lou Who Hairdo ...
I woke up today, did my workout and shovelled an awful lot of snow. The reward that I had gotten for all of this was a scale that read 175.6 which for anyone keeping track is about 7 lbs in one week. This is a good thing since I am in the process of total domination of my company's Fat Out and all the wonderful prizes that will come with it! (Muahahahahahahahaha) I also happen to be a little over a week into the Home Gym, Bowflex, Power Blocks experiment. Actually it isn't an experiment no matter how much lying I do to myself, it is the new life. On a brighter note, my lemons are making an interesting lemonade.

By the end of this last week I had managed to have a very good lower torso and leg day. That of course was the overwhelming fear that I had when limiting myself to the Bowflex and no gym. The limitation of the Bowflex of course being that that I have a maximum "theoretical" weight of 155 lbs per side (310 lbs combined) and could easily do a 1050 lb leg press or a 560 lb squat, which basically meant, sorry Charlie. Now the brighter side of all of this is that with the leg attachment I tapped out at 160 lb leg extension and leg curl and it is actually a better feel than the normal machines at the gym. On another bright note, I have a good imagination and have figured out a few more tricks, like using the machine for deadlifts which made my legs wabble quite well the next day. Stiff leg variety as well which made my hamstrings very crabby the next day.

Here's hoping I can keep the momentum, and for those interested, here was what my back & shoulders day looked like this morning courtesy of my favorite Android App FitNotes ...

Workout - Saturday 6th February 2016

** Wide Grip Pull-down (Bowflex) ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 100.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 160.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 200.0 lbs x 12 reps

** Indy Arm Pull-down (Bowflex) ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 100.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 160.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 200.0 lbs x 12 reps

** Indy Arm Seated Row (Bowflex) ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 100.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 160.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 200.0 lbs x 12 reps

** Front Dumbbell Raise ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 10.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 15.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 20.0 lbs x 12 reps

** Lateral Dumbbell Raise ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 10.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 15.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 20.0 lbs x 12 reps

** Rear Delt Dumbbell Raise ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 10.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 15.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 20.0 lbs x 12 reps

** Seated Dumbbell Press ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 10.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 15.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 20.0 lbs x 12 reps

** Indy Arm Seated Press (Bowflex) ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 30.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 50.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 70.0 lbs x 12 reps

** Indy Arm Upright Row (Bowflex) ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 30.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 50.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 70.0 lbs x 12 reps

** Indy Arm Pull-in (Bowflex) ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 30.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 40.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 50.0 lbs x 12 reps

** Indy Arm Stiff Arm Pull-down (Bowflex) ** (Day One Back Shoulders Home)
- 30.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 40.0 lbs x 12 reps
- 50.0 lbs x 12 reps

Oh and here is the before and after of my snowpocolypse training as well ...