Saturday Workouts

I’m dealing with a calf strain as well as babying my back after a couple of tweaks, so I’m exercising in the garage more than normal. I don’t usually put workouts on this site, but what I came up with today was fun, so I thought I’d share.

The first workout was a pyramid of single arm dumbbell shoulder presses. Start at 5# and do 5 reps on each arm. Add 5# each set, continuing to do 5 reps per arm. Repeat all the way up to 50#. Do a second set with the 50# dumbbell for each arm and then decrease by 5# each set back down to 5#. It ends up being 20 sets for 100 total reps on each arm.

The second workout I did was:

20-15-10-5

  • Burpees
  • Dumbbell Box Step Overs (24″, 35# DBs)

Give these a try and let me know what you think.

In My Gym Bag

I’ve been meaning to clean out my gym bag for months and I finally did it today. I removed a ton of stuff that never gets used and here is what made the cut.

  • AbMat Wrap
  • Bear KompleX knee sleeves (2 sets)
  • Rocktape Shin Skins
  • Valeo Weightlifting Belt
  • Adidas Performance Adipower Weightlifting shoes
  • Rogue wrist wraps
  • Bear KompleX 3 hole hand grips (2 sets)
  • Rogue gloves
  • IronMind lifting straps
  • GorillaPod
  • Glif camera phone tripod mount
  • Reebok sunglasses
  • Field Notes: Expedition
  • Average Broz White Magic tape
  • Athletic tape and a padded tape
  • Tape measure
  • WHOOP bicep band
  • SuperSliders
  • 2 RPM speed ropes and 1 Rx Smart Gear Zeus rope

Parcourse Push-ups

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San Diego’s Balboa Park has an old fitness circuit. Look at that 1975 copyright! Of course I dropped and knocked out a set of 20.