My Physical Training
I have created several playlists on my You Tube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9C9b5srSlNB4DB1c7xVq1Q/feed) 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:
UPDATE: JANUARY 31, 2014
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: https://atkinsjourney.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/shoulder-injuries/
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: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/reg_parks_5x5_program
Here is Phase One:
Reg Park’s Three Phase 5×5 Program
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.