My bad. I haven't posted anything the last few days. But I'm on to this new week.. staying true to my concept of "six days a week" working out. Basically, I workout of 1-2 hours, six days a week, taking Saturday off.
Hope ya'll are staying healthy in some way or another. Feel free to chime in with your two cents about weight lifting or fitness related activity, and leave a comment.
Did a workout Thursday and Friday evening and nights.. about 1 to 1.5 hours each day.
Worked out (or tried to anyhow), the 9 body areas I explained in my earlier posts.
Ok, so I hope you guys get the point, that I'm dedicated to preserving and even building my body up, along side playing the trumpet and making music.
Hope you guys are inspired or think about it as well.
Good times and hope you all are well.
Remember, six days a week and a near full body workout is the way to go, if you ask me. And take Saturdays off, for resting.
Got in about 2:30 and stayed a little after 4PM. Tried to get all nine areas of the body.. to workout with weights.
The workout was fairly successful I thought.
What I really got out of today's workout, was to just keep the daily consistency, as I felt my muscles are getting more pumped by the day, even though I still am not overly muscular.. I do feel the muscles being pumped and tighten little by little every day.
It reminds my of the days I used to practice at Berklee in Boston.. where I tried to literally practice for hours on end, through the Arban's. I also tried a bit of that in middle school and high school with the trumpet - it really did create a scar on my upper lip but these days, I'd almost rather work on my complete body as a whole, first, before practice time on the trumpet. I'm sure I passed the 10,000 hour mark on the trumpet, so all those years of practice weren't in vain.
Point is, I think taking care of the body is a hip thing to do, as well as practice your instrument as well.
Keep on keepin on.
(I'm training out of a small gym in Napa Valley, California).
Fairly nice and interesting day in Napa Valley today. It was sort of clear, but sort of cold.
I only got about one hour of weight lifting in today. My warmup was for about 5 minutes and I once again tried to use the nine body parts workout "theme." So one hour is not really a lot of time, so I felt really rushed. But I got it done for the most part. Actually, I didn't really workout my back today, for lack of time.
Ok, well.. cheers to another day tomorrow hopefully.
Wish my nutrition was better today, but keep on keepin on.
Just tried to get to the gym today, and got there about 7:30pm. The local gym closes at nine, so I only had about 1 solid hour or so..
I warmed up a bit the back of my arms. Warm up took about 10 minutes and then I went right into different exercises. I think there are nine areas I try to work (not eight, like I said on the last post): 1. chest 2. back 3. abs 4. biceps 5. back of arms 6. calves 7. shoulders 8. quads 9. back of quads.
Despite my eye glass problem, I got through the workout.
One thing I'm sort of trying to figure out is how to use the leg extension machine. Do you think you can make legs gains with?
Worked out (with weights) for roughly 1.5 hours today. Todays Sunday, so its sort of quite in the area and at the gym.
Today, Saturday I took off from lifting weights. I usually try to lift 1-2 hours a day, six days a week.
So, later today, I will hopefully go in the local gym and lift some weights. I really feel like it's been helping me physically. My endurance is better, as far as just having some extra energy and strength for every day tasks.
If you are a musician, I really think it is cool to train in some sort of way physically. To me, lifting weights is the way to go, as its a good idea to maintain the muscles you do have and hopefully add a bit more. As we get older, we could potentially lose some muscle.
Music is not a totally physical thing, so it's probably a good idea to take up some kind of health and body fitness regiment.
Here's where I've been training. A local gym, and a small gym but it has all the basic equipment needed.
If you are a musician, a creative, a trumpet player, etc, let me know if you'd like to train a bit with me. I'd be glad to share what I do know about.