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My Physical Training

I have created several playlists on my You Tube Channel ( that I will be adding to over time.

This playlist focuses on physical training (basics about weights and other exercises):

This playlist focuses on Stretching (because I’ve discovered my body needs more coaxing than I had anticipated):

AND this playlist is Yoga and Low Impact Cardio:


I’m bored. I’m bored with the above weight training exercises and I think I need to back off of certain movements due to tendonitis. These are the stretches/exercises I am doing for that:

So, thanks to a post on Fitocracy, I found a new-to-me training program. Since I only have a few plates, I will be limited when it comes to adding weight. The thing that tickles me about this is when I initially planned weight training, I found a copy of Arnold’s “Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding” at a thrift store, and had every intent to train via Arnold. Well, I’ve been too out of shape for too long to do a majority of those exercises. Heck, it turns out I was too out of shape to do some of the exercises above! That is why, when I saw this and saw that he was Arnold’s inspiration, I knew I had to embrace it!

So, today (January 31, 2014) I am beginning Phase One of Reg Park’s 5 X 5 program! To read the entire article (and see the other two phases) go here:

Here is Phase One:

Reg Park’s Three Phase 5×5 Program

Phase One

45-degree back extension 3×10
Back squat 5×5 (Cable Squat)
Bench press 5×5 (Machine Chest Press)
Deadlift 5×5 (Cable Deadlift)
And added this for an awesome butt: Glute Bridge

Video examples of all of these exercises are included in my Training playlist linked above.

Rest 3-5 minutes between the last 3 sets of each exercise.

Train three days per week for three months.


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