Sorry for the lack of updates, my life has been crazy.
I made up my decision that I am no longer going to do the typical gym weightlifting workout; isolating muscles by putting your body into non-fuctional awkward positions.
There are a few weightlifting moves that are extremely beneficial because they use your bodys natural movement and workout a lot more than one or two iolated muscles, etc: squat, dead lifts, overhead presses.
I have been really getting into underground, high intesity, fuctional training. If some of you dont know what that is get on youtube and check out the 300 the Movie workout. Thats the pro version of it, I am still working on the beginners version.
My home underground HIT fuctional gym now:
100lb punching bag
70lb punching bag
weight bench (no longer use much, except for dumbbells and an occasional dead lift technique)
tires and rope
What I would like to have:
Pull Up Bar
Extra 35lb kettlebell, lighter kettlebells x 2
Last week I did high intensity training. Every other day; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
The first two workouts were without the kettlebell, I did not have it at this time. I forgot to time those workouts though, nor log the reps/sets.
It was almost the same as my Aug 6th post, but I took off the shoulder therapy and in place did sledgehammer swings against the tire with tire pulls.
I felt sore, especially from the sledge hammers, and found the next couple days I had muscles sore I havent felt in a while.
On Saturday I bought a Kettlebell and found an exercise called the Turkish Get Up.
This exercise you lay flat on the ground with the kettlebell in one arm, elbow locked over your head, like you just finished a db press. You then try to stand up. You can use whatever method is easier for you to accomplish this, but your arm must always remain locked and above your head. The finished product is your kettlebell over your head, like a shoulder press, locked. Then you try to lay back down, arm with kettlebell still locked, flat on the ground. Switch and do it with the other arm, that counts as 1.
My left shoulder no longer hurts, but my right shoulder is still giving me problems. Thats why I chose the Turkish Get Up for my shoulder exercises. I was reading that it works out all your stabalizers, muscles, heads, and the whole area surrounding the shoulder without putting huge strains on them. They said if you continue to do this Turkish Get Up it almost makes your shoulder uninjurable and helps rehabilitate injured shoulders.
I timed myself for 5 minutes too see how many I can get done. I was only able to do 2 sets. Meaning twice with each arm in 5 minutes.
I also timed my sledgehammer hits and jump ropes, Ill post these later.
Evaluations: My body has never been so sore in its life. There are muscles I didnt know I had in pain. Its wonderful. It feels like all my body gets sore during these workouts, instead of just my bi's or chest. My abs feel like they are actually getting worked out, instead of just crunched.
Today I am sitting down and writing out some workouts that work for me and my situation. Its really hard to find gyms that train like this, thats why this is mostly underground stuff. Even the gyms that train you in this stuff, most are invite only.
There is one in utah called Gym Jones. www.gymjones.com
Will post workout soon.