Thursday, November 20, 2014

While standing tall

So now I'm within three months of age 60 and a new decade in my life - if I make it!  Wise enough, though, to know that I can be here today and gone tomorrow.

But as of right now, the plan is to be here today and tomorrow so I'm training with that in mind.

Sitting for a living and glued to my computer keyboard while working, aging and other forces known and unknown to me, within my control for the most part, make me on some days wake up feeling like an old rodeo cowboy who has been thrown from a bucking bronco one time too many.

In other words, middle-aged man stiffness is now a force to be reckoned with by me on some days - not all but some.

So I have two choices:  I can sit back and let it happen; looking like a vulture sitting high on a power line hunched forward looking for road kill below, or I can do something about it.  I've chosen the latter over the former.

There are several things I do to keep my body feeling supple and one I'm sharing with you today.  It's a spinal alignment and shoulder flexibility drill I discovered made my spine and shoulders feel good one day when I felt like that old rodeo cowboy mentioned above.  It felt so good after doing it that I decided to make a short video demonstrating it.

Here it is:

Take it for a test drive and if you like it, I suggest a regular dose of it Monday through Friday before your gym workouts and when taking a break at the office if you're one of those poor souls like me who sits for a living.

It'll keep us standing tall and upright and keep our shoulders and entire posterior chain feeling great.

It'll keep us - for the remainder of our middle-aged man journey of life - marching forward while standing tall.  

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

Saturday, November 1, 2014

With less than 4 months to go!

Here are a couple short videos of some recent workouts.

This one is an early morning "short on time workout" consisting only of a single set of pullups and bar dips and then a tough cardio closer of Tabata burpees:

The next one is me doing a "beat the clock" kettlebell workout.  The complex is called the Power 5 single kettlebell complex and I learned of it on YouTube channel of Rdella Training where there's lots of good stuff to view and learn from.

I'm relatively new to kettlebell training and have much work to do improving my form.  I'm using a 20 kg Ader kettlebell that I recently purchased.

I'm training for age 60 with less than 4 months to go!

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum