Exercise Update

 

Photos by MJ Klein

I thought I would talk about how I’m doing with my exercise routine, since I got the new machine a few weeks ago.

Exercise Update

This is my home gym/music room.  Having the Yamaha PA system directly across from the exercise machine makes it nice when listening to music while working out.

Exercise Update

This is a shot of the room from the opposite corner.  I was standing in the doorway for the previous shot.

Exercise Update

I have a Total Gym 9000, and I use it in conjunction with the Johnson gym.  The Total Gym can’t bulk you up but if you use it for certain exercises, it can decrease fat and tone you up.

Exercise Update

And this of course, is the Johnson home gym I recently got.  The preacher curl is the last exercise I do, so the preacher curl pad is on the machine between workouts.

Now, for the workout routine that I am doing:  I used to spend hours in the gym several times a week, in my youth.  I know that many people work out for under and hour and they break up their workouts into body segments, such as chest and back on Monday, abs on Wednesday, arms on Friday, etc.  But I’m used to doing a full workout starting with the large muscles first, and working down to the smaller muscles, and all in one routine.  The total time it takes for the entire routine is about an hour and a half.  So that’s what I’m doing, 3 times a week.  Here is the routine as defined on Jefit:

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Body Part Exercise Name Rest Time Reps Sets Track
Abs Cable Crunch 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Abs Cable Seated Crunch 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Chest Bench Press Machine 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Chest Machine Fly 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Chest Cross Over With Bands 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Shoulders Cable Shrug 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Back Cable Incline Pushdown 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Back Cable Seated Row 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Back Close-Grip Front Lat Pulldown 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Back Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Back Wide-Grip Pulldown Behind The Neck 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Triceps Cable Lying Triceps Extension 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Triceps Cable Triceps Pushdown 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Triceps Tricep Pulldown Over Bench 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Biceps Cable Lying Bicep Cable Curl 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart
Biceps Preacher Curl 60 Sec. 8 3 Progress Chart

I do 5 exercises on the Total Gym and the rest on the Johnson machine.

Jefit is an excellent Android application for defining and tracking your workout progress.  I have a Samsung Galaxy S and it performs flawlessly on that platform.  I recommend Jefit for anyone trying to get back into shape.  It certainly helps me to stay motivated.  The app is fun to use, and very easy.  Check it out!

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  2. Hey MJ,

    Your workout is inspiring! You are doing a great job, keep up te good work. It is fantastic to see you not only doing the workouts along with having the motivation to do it so often, but also you are having fun with it!!
    More people should try to find the fun in the things they do in day to day life, the world may be a happier place.

    Keep it up, and you will reach your goals soon,
    Danielle

    1. hi Danielle, thanks for your encouraging words. i hope that what i’m doing will inspire others to get into some kind of workout routine. once you get into it, you start looking forward to the workouts and not only the sense of accomplishment but the physical response of well-being that your body produces after a good workout. it really is fun once you get past the starting up portion. i’m into my 3rd week of training now. thanks Danielle, and i wish you the best in your workout efforts too!

    1. yes. it took me getting to the point where i couldn’t stand myself any longer, and then i got started. now i’m moving and it’s a lot easier to stay moving than it is getting started. thanks Lady Sniper 🙂

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