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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Supplemental Workout Post

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Joseph

I look forward to getting back to the gym. In the meantime, I'm continuing with cardio exercises. I set aside time for stair climbing because it is very convenient and provides me with an excellent cardiovascular workout.

When I do return to the gym, I'll be lifting heavy.

I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Cycling: Health and Fitness Guide

Cycling: Health and Fitness Guide
By Joan Bishop Denizot

When it comes to convincing people to try cycling, some would usually ask, "Why go cycling when you can burn your calories in the gym?" While it is true that working out in the gym can help in losing weight and toning our muscles, outdoor cycling has its own merits.

Cycling is a low impact exercise meaning it does not put too much pressure that strains our joints unlike in running or high impact aerobic exercises and weight training in the gym. Our muscles can get a real good workout since cycling uses all the major muscle groups as we pedal our way through bike paths, roads and hills. Furthermore, as an aerobic exercise, cycling is an ideal cardiovascular workout since this activity makes us breathe deeper, experience increase in body temperature making us perspire, an indication of burning calories and a way of eliminating some toxins in the body like body fat. Cycling is an exercise that does not pressure us since we can do it at our own pace. It is also fun to do because we can do it with our friends or family and unlike in the gym where we are just confined training with various equipment within the walls, outdoor cycling gives us a sense of fun and adventure as we travel pedaling our bike.

According to research, steady cycling can burn as much as 1,200 kilojoules or about 300 calories per hour. Studies also show evidence that a half hour bike ride everyday will burn nearly five kilograms of fat over a year. Do the math and see how much fat can be burned when we ride our bikes for an hour or more every day. We use our bicycles not just as a form of leisure exercise, but we can also use them as our mode of transportation especially when we have gained that confidence on the road.

Of course, like any other exercise, we can get the most benefit from cycling when we pair this activity with proper diet and proper eating habits. It would be beneficial for us to come up with a meal plan so that the exercise would be complemented with the proper diet.

Experts suggest that we increase the protein in our diet, eat a nutritious breakfast at least an hour before the ride and have a protein-packed food for lunch or dinner. A healthy light snack can be taken in during long rides.

Whether you are an average sized rider or a heavier one who wanted to try biking for recreational purposes, commuting, or losing weight, check out Zize Bikes for a line-up of custom made, extra sturdy bicycles for everybody that can support ALL riders of ALL sizes (up to 550 pounds).

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Exercises and Workouts - Three Ways Exercise Benefits Your Mental Health

Exercises and Workouts - Three Ways Exercise Benefits Your Mental Health
By Beverleigh H Piepers

If you are planning on becoming healthier and improve your overall well-being, it should come as no surprise to know exercise is one of the most critical factors for your success.

However, what many people do not realize is exercise also boosts brain health. It is going to do so much more for you than help ensure you can keep your weight in a healthy range and protect your heart. It will also keep your mind sound as well.

So, how can exercise improve your psychological well-being? Let us look at some of the ways it helps you achieve this...

1. Reduced Stress. Like many other risk factors that may contribute to Type 2 diabetes or heart disease, we are now exposed to far more stressors than earlier generations have been. Stress is naturally something that can get you down, leading to burnout, feelings of depression, and anxiety. If not controlled, it could also lead to weight gain because you are not keeping your cortisol levels in check which can promote fat storage around the abdominal region.

Lowering your stress level is easy when you exercise. You will get the release of positive "feel-good" endorphins, which will help give you a boost and ensure you are feeling calmer and more in control of your situation.

2. Greater Self-Confidence. When you exercise regularly, you can also notice improvements in your self-confidence levels as well. You will see what you can achieve with a little time and effort, and this can help you move one step forward on your pathway to success. When you are gaining confidence in your abilities to exercise, you will also gain confidence in other areas of your life. To achieve this, it is vital to employ an exercise program that helps ensure you are progressively challenging your body so you can see continual improvement taking place as well.

3. Improved Memory. Exercise will also help to boost your mental health and enhance your memory abilities: this is one factor many people do not realize. When you exercise, your hippocampus begins to grow, and this is the area associated with improved memory.

If you are finding yourself a little forgetful lately, adding a little more exercise to your plan may be just the thing you need to resolve this.

Hopefully, now you can see how many benefits exercise will bring to the table. It 's well worth putting some extra time and attention to carving out a spot for training in your week. Your health depends on it.

Although managing Type 2 diabetes can be very challenging, it is not a condition you must just live with. Make simple changes to your daily routine - include exercise to help lower both your blood sugar levels and your weight.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Supplemental Workout Posting

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Joseph

 

I did not work out at the gym this past week. My work has kept me out of the gym, but it has not prevented me from doing cardiovascular exercises. It maybe another week before I'm weight lifting again, which is just the way it will be; until that time, I'll be cardio training in earnest.

Als, a word about perseverance: push ahead and win. The forces that fight against you do so because you're better than they are. I am better than the forces that fight against me; I am stronger, better and more focused than they are. All that I'm working toward, I will have.

When I return to the gym, I will be lifting heavy.

 

I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Supplemental Exercise Posting

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Joseph

I didn't go to the gym this week but I did not let that stop me from doing cardio. I did a lot of stair climbing which helped me to burn off calories. When I return to the gym I will be lifting heavy there. 

Don't allow anything to prevent you from doing what you know to be right and doing what you need to do. To the devil with anyone who thinks they are better than you. I'm not saying that because I did not exercise at the gym, I say it about life in general. 

There are people in this world who enjoy the pain and suffering that goes on around them whereas there are others who have no empathy towards anything living (such people are natural born psychopaths and conscience lost sociopaths), but press on with what you must do and stand up for your principles and ideals. Just do it and soldier on through. To them be damned.

I'll keep you posted.

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 56

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Joseph

 

I was very busy with work so I did not get to the gym, this week, but I still had time for cardio. I made time for stair climbing, putting in good time throughout the previous week. When I return to the gym, I'll be lifting heavy weights.

I'll keep you posted.

 

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 55

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Joseph

 

I was able to get to the gym this week, so I have new numbers for you. Here are the results of the workout:

 

Monday, February 11, 2019
 
machine overhead press
 
weight xsetsxreps
230 lb x2x3
230 lb x1x1
230 lb x1x3
230 lb x1x1
 
lateral pulldown neutral grip
 
120 lb x10x1
160 lb x4x6
lateral pulldown neutral grip
 
120 lb x10x1
160 lb x4x6
 
t-bar row (traditional)
 
170 lb x5x7
 
machine iso-lateral high row
 
320 lb  (or 160 in each hand separately x2x5 right, 160 lb each hand x2x5 left)

I lifted less on the t-bar row than in recent exercise sessions, but overall, things went well; I also shoveled a lot of snow this week. 

Depending on how the roads look, I may go to the gym later this week; although exercise is important, working out at the gym is a luxury, not a necessity when the roads are covered with snow. If I'm able to exercise at the gym, I'll be weight lifting heavy again. I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 54

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Joseph

I exercised outside of the gym this week. I did a lot of stair climbing and snow shoveling. Stair climbing took care of the cardio portion of my workouts, and snow shoveling accounted for the strength training portion. Depending on the weather, I may do more snow shoveling in lieu of the fitness club. If I'm fortunate enough to get to the gym this week, I'll be lifting heavy again. I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Cycling 101: How to Conquer That Fear

Cycling 101: How to Conquer That Fear
By Joan Bishop Denizot

It seems that the advances in science and technology have made life easy for people: transportation that takes us wherever we want to go, machines, appliances, and gadgets that make work easy. Particularly, with the coming of the internet, almost everything can be done online: read, study, online banking, and even shopping. The easiness of life however, has made more people live a sedentary lifestyle.

Living a sedentary lifestyle create health problems for people such as obesity, cardio respiratory diseases, stress, and diabetes among others. Realizing the need for a more active lifestyle, more people are now getting into health and fitness programs to improve their health conditions and to keep themselves fit.

People who exercise regularly attest that they function much better at work. They are often found to have a better disposition in life. Perhaps it is because of the fact that when people exercise, they do not only sweat off all the toxins and burn all those calories in their body, but they also release all the stresses they experience at home, school, or at work. Through a good cardiovascular workout, the force of oxygen in the brain somehow clears the head, improves blood circulation and thus releasing a lot of those tension in the muscles. One good cardiovascular exercise that you might want to try is outdoor cycling or bike riding.

Cycling is a low impact exercise that does not strain or puts too much pressure on the joints unlike in running, walking, and weight training. This means that with cycling, you can have a longer exercise time which translates to more calories burned than with running or jogging.

However, some people are afraid to try out cycling as exercise. Among their fears include:

� There might not be a bike that can hold me.

� I might look awkward since I am not good in riding a bike.

� I am scared getting on the road.

These issues are not real problems, really. There are bicycles for big riders and bike shops can help you with the bicycle that fits you. When afraid of looking awkward or falling, you can practice riding your bike right within your yard till you get the confidence to ride farther from your house. You may practice at your nearby park where there is less traffic. As you keep on practicing you will find yourself being more confident to ride your bicycle. What's fun is, you can ride along with your friends and family

Whether you are an average sized rider or a heavier one who wanted to try biking for recreational purposes, commuting, or losing weight, check out Zize Bikes for a line-up of custom made, extra sturdy bicycles for everybody that can support ALL riders of ALL sizes (up to 550 pounds).

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 53

by

Joseph

I got to the gym last week and it was a decent workout, but not as well as it could have been. I'll give details about that in a moment. Right now, here are the results of my strength training workout: 

 

Monday, January 29, 2019
 
machine iso-lateral high row
 
320 lb total (or 160 in each hand separately x5x5 right, 160 lb each hand x5x5 left)
 
dumbbell stand and hold
 
100 lb each hand x3x30s
 
I will not rerack someone else's weights. This gym is filled with musclehead wannabes who choose to ignore the basic rule of the gym: re-rack your weights. I had a short workout because users abused the gym by not reracking weights after they finished; thus, that was the only heavy lifting exercise I was able to do.
 
This isn't the first time it has happened at this gym; back where I used to exercise years ago, some of the lifters were rude but most of them knew to obey the rules and put their weights back after finishing with them. Maybe it's the symptom of a bigger problem: the people here are generally rude, they refuse to signal when changing lanes in traffic, dive excessively over the speed limit and speed off after hitting pedestrians with their automobiles. 
 
I re-rack my weights everytime I finish my workout, it's good manners and one of the most important rules of the gym. It makes me angry when my workouts become abbreviated because of rude people who liken unracked weights to a dog marking its territory with urine, or are so insecure that they have to show off how much they put on the bar (even if they can't lift what the weights), by leaving them in place after they limp away. The managers seem disinterested in the proper upkeep of the gym, allowing such behavior rude members; since the managers won't enforce the very rule they put in place, they're even worse than the rude gym goers. 
 
 
 
When I get back to the gym I'll lift heavy using the equipment that is available. I'll keep you posted.
 
 
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14
 
 
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