Daily Ramblings – Workout Log

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Today’s Workout:

Today is an active rest day. It will have two 20-minute cardio sessions on a treadmill.

That’s it!

I hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday!!

See you tomorrow…

Dave

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Daily Ramblings – Daily Quote

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Today’s Quote

“You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

All of us experience difficulties from time to time. These difficulties can range from a minor nuisance to a devastating tragedy. In most cases our emotions get the better of us, complicating the situation even further.

Have you ever heard a statement that revolves around being so (whatever the emotion) that they couldn’t think? This is exactly what happens each time our emotions get the best of us.

I do not have any suggestions as to how you personally deal with these things. All I can tell you is about my personal experience. It is simple: Do the best you can with what you have and pass off your worries to God.

I’ve found that when I let go of any attachment I have to a particular outcome, along with the subsequent worry about the future when trouble comes is very calming. After trying this a few times, I also found that I suffered less. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen. The only thing you control is how you react to these difficulties.

I live by two discovered truths:

  1. Everything is in its rightful place in the worlds of God.
  2. God will never give you more than you can handle.

Until next time…

Dave

Daily Ramblings – Workout Log

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Today’s Workout

Chest and Triceps

Just started a second gym membership, since the one I currently use won’t be available if I travel. The membership is Planet Fitness. Not a bad gym. There’s one in my town, one 5 minutes from my sister’s house, and 20 minutes from my brother’s house. Now, I have ZERO excuses for missing a workout. Another bonus is both gyms are open 24 hours a day–sweet!!

Workout Below!

20 minutes cardio
Dumbbell press 50×10; 55×10; 60×10; 65×10;
Dumbbell fly 40×10; 45×10; 50×10; 55×10
Triceps pushdown rope 60×10; 70×10; 85×7; 70×6; 60x 6; 50×6 (drop)
Reverse grip triceps pushdown 40×10; 50×10; 55×10; 50×7 (drop)
Cable cross over high pulley 20×10; 30×10; 35×10; 30×8 (drop)
Cable flys 90×10; 110×10; 130×10; 110×10 (drop)
Giant set 3×7 reps (all exercises below)
Head crusher 30×7; 40×7; 50×7
Skull crusher 30×7; 40×7; 50×7
Rocker 30×7; 40×7; 50×7
20 minutes cardio

See you tomorrow for my rest day! (only 2 cardio sessions)

Dave

Daily Ramblings – Daily Quote

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Today’s Quote:

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

Procrastination is the killer of all goals, dreams, and plans. There are many articles online, books, and other sources that discuss the problems associated with procrastination. The two primary reasons I procrastinate are fear and perfectionism.

When I fear to have to do something, like making an unpleasant phone call or having an unpleasant conversation, I procrastinate. When I am working on a large writing project or some other important goal, I procrastinate because I want it to be perfect.

The logic behind both of these reasons is absurd when you think about it. Feeling fear about an unpleasant phone call or conversation–get it over with. Perfectionism? What is my definition of perfect and how do I know that it will be perfect for someone else? The key to doing anything or make progress is simply to do it.

Weightlifting is a hobby of mind. It is more like a lifestyle. I enjoy working out. I enjoy going to the gym. It was not always this way, however. There have been times where I would just blow off the gym for weeks on end. What I discovered when I figured out that fitness was a lifestyle choice was simply to go to the gym, regardless of what I did. You know what happened? It got easier and I actually enjoyed going. In fact, I look forward to going to the gym.

There will always be internal resistance with anything you try. There will always be some fear, some perfectionism, something that will tell you internally, “hey, why don’t we think about this a little more, or why don’t we wait one more day so we can do this at this time instead?” That internal voice will make a shift when you begin seeing the benefits of your fitness choice. I imagine the same will be true for any other beneficial habit you attempt to bring into your life.

Until next time…

Dave

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Today’s Quote:

“Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always comes around to where you started again.” Stephen King

It seems to me that we are introduced to a problem now and again to learn from. We learn the lesson. We see another problem and again we learn from it. Interestingly, our problems address certain weaknesses we have. Perhaps we are easily duped. The person who learns to avoid this has begun to master discrimination, or the ability to see the truth for what it is when presented with an illusion.

God continues to present us with problems to help us unfold spiritually. Each problem we solve gets us closer to the realization that there really are no problems per se, only wrinkles in ourselves.

Until next time…

Dave

Daily Ramblings – Workout Log

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Today’s Workout:

Shoulders, Abs, and Calves

Today’s workout was terrific! I learned that cardio should be separate from the weight routines. Subsequently, I’ll be doing 20 minutes at 3 pm and another 20 minutes at 9 pm daily.

See you tomorrow! Tomorrow is a cardio only day, so only two cardio workouts at 3 pm and 9 pm.

Dave

Military Press 70×12 90×12 110×12 110×12
Lateral Raise 20×12 25×12 30×12 35×12 (rest pause)
Upright row 40×12 wide 40×12 med 40×12 close
Rear Delt Raises 55×12 70×12 85×12 100×12
115×12 115×12 (rest pause) 100×12
Weighted Sit up 100×20 110×20 120×20
Seated Calf Presses 3 x 60×20
Standing Calf raises 3 x 245×20
Cardio 2×20 minutes separate workouts

Daily Ramblings – Workout Log

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Today’s Workout

Back and Biceps

Good workout today!

Knocked out 20 minutes of cardio prior to the workout. One more cardio workout of 20 minutes for tonight.

See you tomorrow!!

Dave

Underhand Cable Pull Down 60 x 10 70 x 10 80 x 10 90 x 8
Bentover Barbell Row 95 x 10 105 x 10 115 x 10 125 x 10
Hyperextension 205 x 12 205 x 12 220 x 12
Straightarm Pushdown 42.5 x 15 50 x 15 57.5 x 15 65 x 15 65 x 15 57.5  x 15 50 x 15
Concentration Curls 15 x 15 20 x 15 25 x 15 25 x 15 25 x 15
Alternating Dumbbell Curl 20 x 15 25 x 15 25 x 15
Cable Curls 7.5 x 20 12.5 x 20 12.5 x 20

Daily Ramblings – Daily Quote

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Today’s Quote:

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

I think one of the interesting aspects of goal setting is the balance that is required when setting a goal. Set it too far away and we risk losing interest in the goal or frustrating ourselves by trying for something that is above our ability at the moment. On the other side of this scale is setting a goal that is too easy to achieve.

This was the case for me over the last few months. I set a goal of increasing my strength by 20% and reading 3 books. Needless to say, I’ve hit both goals with five weeks to spare.

For the next quarter, I’ll be setting goals that will be a little more challenging. I’ll keep you posted before I set them to keep myself honest!

Until next time…

Dave

Daily Ramblings – Workout Log

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Today’s workout

As mentioned yesterday, this workout has a rest day every two days. On rest days two rounds of 20 minute Cardio sessions are still required. I’ve knocked out one so far (20-minute walk). The next one is due at 7 pm my time. I like our elliptical in our basement’s family room because I can watch television while I sweat.

I hope everyone had a great Wednesday!

Tomorrow I’m back in the gym for a Back and Biceps workout.

See you then…

Dave