12 January, 2011

Bringing the Pain

The temporary epidemic that is running rampant right now, as it does every year, is the pain of soreness involved in getting in shape. Here's the truth. This is going to hurt. It may be a little and for a few hours or it may be intense and last for days but soreness is your muscles natural coping mechanism for change. To schools of thought go along with the soreness. Some believe that you can ease very slowly into exercise and avoid any pain associated. While it may be a valid thought it is painfully slow and doesn't show results fast enough for my liking. The other school of though is the high dive into the deep end approach. This is where you hit a good high intensity workout like the one I'm about draw out for you, you accept any and all consequences for your abandon, and you find the speed, quickness, strength, and incredible figure. Those are your options, but I am not going slow so if that's your preference...I'll attempt to control my ego in the last half of this statement. While I am thinking about ego it may be a good idea for you to spend a few minutes in front of the mirror this morning and revel in the gloriousness that is you. I'm just saying.

5 min. warm up
3x 10 inverted rows
3x 10 chest presses(if you have trouble with this, do push ups)
3x 10 alt. overhead presses
3x 10 single leg squats
2x 25 reg. crunches
2x 25 neg crunches
2x 25 palm to knee crunches
2x 25 bicycle crunches
5 min cool down

2-0-2 tempo,45 sec. rest between sets
Tomorrow we'll go into how to deal with the pain once it is taking place. today is just about getting to it!



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