Tattooed man doing squats with a lot of weight

Workout Summary: 11.20.18

I haven’t had a dedicated Walk Funny Day in quite a while; man, am I feeling it! I did pretty damn good, if I do say so myself. I know, I know, I messed up by going to the gym on Tuesday, thereby putting my next visit on Thanksgiving. Well, the weather’s supposed to be amazing on Thursday so I plan to go for a Turkey-Morning-Run.

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A man doing tricep extensions at the gym

Workout Summary: 11.16.18

Swept back in to the gym today to try to hit some of the areas that got overlooked on Wednesday. It ended up being a chest-and-back day, mostly hypertrophy. It felt good to lift heaver weights again; I think I’ll keep this up for a while.

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Workout Summary: 11.14.18

Well, it’s been a good bit but I made it back to the gym today. I’ve decided I need a bit of help, especially in winter, so I’ll be buying more personal training sessions for my birthday at the end of the month. Then I’ll be back on the fitness train!

I got in a pretty good total body workout today. Decently well-rounded and I managed to push myself a bit, too.

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Workout Summary: 10.12.18

Even though it’s only begun to get cold and rainy, the lack of motivation to work out is real. I’m happy to say I made it to the gym today and squeaked out a pretty decent total body workout in about 30 minutes, even though I was having trouble focusing.

The thing is, I’ve felt great being back at the gym. Present. Healthy. Sexy. All that good stuff I was looking to regain. And taking a break for a week (or two; I’m not sure) got me feeling like I used to: spacey, depressed, and passive. Just that quickly.

I’ve loved being in my own body (and mind) lately so it’s imperative that I keep working out. I know I only did a short one today but it was better than nothing. And hey, I went up in weight in a few things too, so it wasn’t all bad!

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Sprints With Friends™: 10.10.18

I’ve been slacking off with fitness lately. But my friends and I managed to bang out eight sprints, even though it was 40 degrees outside!

It’s apparent that I need to figure out how to keep up my fitness goals in the coming winter months. That’s when I really start to slack and it’s when I need it the most. Luckily, I’ve got some great friends to help me figure it out.

Fitness Class: Cardio Kickboxing

My wife and I took a cardio kickboxing class at a local boxing gym last night. A good thing, since I forgot to bring my workout clothes to work with me so I didn’t do my regular arm day workout.

It was actually incredibly difficult. I’m not sure how the other people in the class are able to keep up the 3-minute intervals of kicks and punches so well but I was toast. Even my wife, who has been taking private self-defense classes for the last several months, had a hard time keeping up.

It was a great workout, for sure. Lots of cardio and arm stuff. Even threw in a bunch of push-ups and squats and burpees for good measure, making it similar to a HIIT workout.

My hands, though, are stingy and raw. I forgot to take my rings off before putting the gloves on and my knuckles are a bit crunchy.

Overall, it was a great, different way to get a workout in. I like practical exercise and full-body dynamic motion. I’m definitely interested in martial arts as a fitness routine in the future.

Muscular legs on astroturf

Workout Summary: 9.21.18

Pretty standard walk funny day except that I went up in weight with almost all of my reps. Progress!

I figure I’ll keep this routine up for a couple of weeks, then switch it up a bit. I really liked the push/pull/leg format from trainers past. Also, playing with the weight limits for bulking up vs. strength building.

I just feel really solid in going back to the gym by myself. It’s been really nice.

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Man doing pectoral fly exercises

Workout Summary: 9.18.18

I was way too exhausted Monday to make it to the gym so I made up for it with a nice little arm day workout today.

I didn’t smash anything, per se, but I feel like I got a great workout in, did everything I set out to do, and will keep building on my progress from there. The pectoral fly machine was taken so instead of just not doing them, I switched to barbells. Nice!

Overall, I noticed a bit of progress from last week. The lifts were a bit easier and I felt more solid doing them.

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Man doing child's pose stretch in a gym

Workout Summary: 9.14.18

I completely CRUSHED my leg day workout today. I feel so fucking good!

Wow, I really outdid myself. I mean, this is my first self-guided workout where I “felt it.” You know, that feeling that everyone says they feel at the gym: like healthy and alive and full of energy? I’ve only ever had that after a training session.

Today, I came up with a routine that was good and tough and forced myself to do things I don’t usually like to do. The only thing I didn’t get to was the leg press. The machine was taken all day and I think I got enough quad stuff with the rest of the workout.

I feel really accomplished and ready for the next one!

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