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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Getting started with an exercise program!

How does someone get started with an exercise program? For myself I don't have to worry about it because I have exercised if not acually trained regularly for the past 8 years. But for most people the biggest hurdle is to actually get started exercising in the first place. The first thing you need to do is to decide to start exercising. The second is to committ to that program.

Once you have made the committment to start a program you need to consider the different aspects of fitness such as cardio, flexibility, stability, strength, muscular endurance, and power. Their are different ways to learn about ways to exercise. You could find someone else who allready exercises and try to learn from them. You could watch youtube of different exercises. You could buy a book such as The Abs Diet Get Fit, Stay Fit Plan. Probably the number one way to get started is to hire a knowledgable trainer to start training you.

What should you look for in a trainer? Probably someone who knows anantomy, saftey precautions, many exercises, has a legitimate certification such as ACSM, NSCA, or the ISSA. Probably the most important thing when hiring a trainer is to figure out what kind of trainer you want to help you reach your goals. Because if you want to be in shape like a navy seal yo probably need a drilll sargeant type trainer but if you just want to be able to do everyday tasks like put something away in a cupboard above your head that weighs 20 pounds the drill sargeant type is not the kind of trainer you want. You might want a trainer that you consider a friend. You probably do not want someone who looks like they are off the cover of a muscle magazine unless you are looking to get into bodybuilding.

What kind of trainer am I you might be wondering? I am not the drill sargeant type. I will make your program harder as you progress through the different stages of fitness from flexibility and stability all the way through strength and power.

If this is something you are interested in you can reach me at:

614 499-4633

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Jerry Rice greatest receiver ever!

I'm sitting here watching sportcenter and Jerry Rice and Emmit Smith are getting inducted ino the Football Hall of Fame today. Both of them have numerous records but when people talk about the best receiver ever their ususally is not even anyone else mentioned in the conversation. When talking about the best running backs ever I hear the names Walter Payton, Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, not ususally Emmit Smith. Why was Jerry Rice the greatest ever at his position? Was it his genetics? Was it playing with Joe Montana and Steve Young or was it because he prepared smarter and harder than any other receiver in the history of the NFL? Jerry Rice is a legend and still runs 20 miles a week.

What are you doing to be the best athlete or person that you can be? I am very proficient at creating training programs. However I am not very good at following programs that I create for myself. If you want or need a program let me know and I will try to help you inyour goals.

On a side note my workout yesterday went for an hour and a half. I got my bench back up to 285 after only benching for about 4 weeks. I was not able to do very much upper body lifting for a while because of a torn extensor tendon in my right pinky. My grip strength as measured on a dynamometer wit my rigt hand went from 127 psi to a sad 65 psi. Also yesterday I hexbar deadlifted 405. I my have to get some 100 pound plates soon if I'm going to continue to go up in the hex bar deadlift.

I have a basic plan for the gym for te next 6 weeks. I am going to do hangcleans twice a week other than that I will go to Ausstralian Rules Football Practice. I'm sure I will do other lifts too but will not have a plan in place because I know when I make a detailed plan I just stray from it.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kettlebell Sport & Fitness Premiere Issue

I purchased the premiere issue today Summer 2010. The whole magazine is about kettlebells. For those of yo who don't know kettlebell is basically a cast iron ball with a handle on it. So far I have read two articles one on the kettlebell explosion in Iceland at Mjolnir Gym and one on kettlebell swings. The kettlebell classes in Iceland now have 50-60 people in them and their are over 50 certified kettlebell instructors in Iceland.

The artilce on swings is called Climbing The Swing Mountain by Budd Jefferies a former powerlifter who squatte over 1000 pounds drug and equipment free. Budd decided he wanted to do 1000 reps of the swing. He worked his way up from 50 reps with the 24 kg bell all the way up to the 48 kg bell. He recently did 2000 reps with the 24 kg bell nonstop for 48 minutes. In two years of high rep swinging he lost 100 pounds, 14 inches off his waist, 12 pants sizes, and his forearms got bigger.

All this talk about swings inspired me. I had never done more than 20 reps of the swing with my little 20 pound kettlebell but tonight I did 60 reps in a row. Hopefully at the end of August I can swing my 20 pounder for 250 reps in a row and my 3o pounder for 100 reps in a row.