Today was a good preview of what I can expect for the next few weeks at the gym. There were more bodies in there than I have seen in a very long time. It is the annual migration of the gym resolutionists. I think today however was more people doing pre-emptive exercise to offset expected calorie consumption.
The resolutionists are those people that wait until the turning of the new year as motivation to finally make the effort to take responsibility for their health. Of course I would argue that if you are using a date on a calendar as a reason to get in shape you are likely not going to enjoy any long term success. If you decide you are sick of being overweight or unhealthy you make the change immediately instead of allowing some external thing to control when you begin. If you aren’t motivated enough to start right away, you aren’t motivated enough to succeed, period.
This was my last gym workout of 2016. I didn’t go crazy, my badly swollen right knee and sore right shoulder sucked some of the energy out of me.
5 minutes cardio/stretching
20 pull ups
50 push ups
Seated weighted ab crunch – 100lbs x 10
Seated weighted oblique rotations – 100lbs x 10
Seated weighted ab crunch – 115lbs x 8
Seated weighted oblique rotations – 115lbs x 8
Seated weighted ab crunch – 130lbs x 6
Seated weighted oblique rotations – 130lbs x 6
Hanging L-seat hold x 20 seconds – Neutral grip
Hanging L-seat hold x 20 seconds – Pronated grip
Hanging L-seat hold x 20 seconds – Supinated grip