Friday, January 24, 2014

No less and sometimes more

My busy work season is now front and center in my life.

It always presents a real challenge for me getting to the gym.  

I’m the type who prefers going to the gym, rather than my basement or garage, for his fitness training. 

“Something is better than nothing” will continuing being an affirmation I chant during busy weeks in which I’m tempted to skip my gym workouts. 

During one of these workouts I’ll perform my 6-grip pullup/chinup medley demonstrated in this recent video from last Saturday:

My busy work season lasts until the middle of April so my planned twice-a-week workouts must be smartly designed for me to be efficient with my scarce training time.   

My experience is that intensity fuels efficiency so it – INTENSITY - will continue being the theme of my training particularly at the end of a workout when I complete a short and intense anaerobic cardio conditioning closer lasting 10 to 15 minutes. 

So for the next three months, my workouts will be at least twice-a-week, no less and sometimes more.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum


Anonymous said...

Very impressive! I suppose a purist would comment that you are no going all the way down. However let them try to duplicate your ability.

Pierini Fitness said...

I agree my form could be better; it always can be better but the marginal benefit may not be worth the marginal cost of that added perfection.

We each need to decide the range of motion best for us while keeping us safe and I'm not so sure a fully-extended dead hang is safe for many particularly middle-aged men like me at 200 lbs.

This was a good workout along with the dumbbell bench press work. I did the math and calculated I pulled 6 tons with that medley workout.