Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Negative Lifting Routine + Movie Review

3:00pm: I'll tell you what, it's getting harder and harder to get up in the morning. Now, I didn't wake up at 3pm, but it was the first time that I did any other activity besides work. If I don't get to the gym to do cardio in the morning, cardio just doesn't happen. I can still do it later on during the day at the gym, but as far as walking the old pooch around the block, ain't happening. It is too stinking hot and getting up before it gets that way is getting tougher and tougher. This morning I woke up to my alarm go off at 6am but then some how blinked my eyes and it was 8am. Whoops. The morning was full of work and a little tv, but then I finally made it to the gym around 3pm.

I did a different arm workout today than I usually do and it turned out to be pretty cool. I think my muscles enjoyed doing something different and experiencing other lifts. I did a lot of "negative" lifting today. Every time I would bring the weight up, I would do that fast, but then I would lower it at a very slow rate. This is a good way to really get the fibers shaking and burnout the muscle quickly. I also did different lifts than I'm used to so I hit areas of my muscle that haven't been hit for a while. By the time it was all said and done I got a very good pump and my arms were fried. After lifting I hopped on the exercise bike and did thirty minutes. I tried to keep up a good pace but I was distracted often watching Sportscenter on ESPN and catching up with the latest from some gossip magazine that Mandi brought. I guess there's some huge love affair going on with actors from the movie Twilight. I've never seen it (is it a movie or a tv show?) and I couldn't pick put the parties involved from the crowd. I guess it's a pretty big deal though. Those magazines sure do make the time fly by!

Total Distance: 6.8 miles

Side Note: I went to see the movie Public Enemies tonight with Mandi and friends. Here's my review: 5 out of 10. It's just an average shoot em up old timers gangster movie. They do a great job at developing the main character (Johnny Depp) but I found myself bored when there wasn't a bank robbing scene. If you like the classic gangster movies I'm afraid that this one falls short.

Total Distance for Day: 6.8 miles

2 people had something to say...:

Kellee said...

We havent watched Public Enemies BUT You and M should def. go see Transformers!! It was awesome!

Do you work your upper body everyday? And if we are not getting sore does that mean we are not doing something right? said...

I haven't even seen the old Transformers! I'm guessing that I should see that first?

I do chest/back on MTH, arms on TF, and legs/shoulders on WSun.

Make sure that on some of your lifts you're going to failure, meaning at the end of your set there is no way you'd be able to lift the weight even once. And remember that when lifting you should feel a "good" pain (that would be your muscle fibers tearing).