Thursday, March 20, 2008

Stress

Is a killer. I have that pain between my shoulderblades that just won't subside. No matter how many times I crack my back and neck, I cannot achieve total comfort. These symptoms are exaggerated while driving (which I do alot of). On average, about three times a week I get the opportunity to get in a workout. Since the frequency of the workouts is not ideal, I really hit it hard while I'm there. I've given lactic acidosis a whole new meaning. I've developed two "sure fire" ways to achieve release. Contrary to my wife's realm of understanding, one of my first purchases when we moved into our new house was a heavy bag. I chained it around a steel beam in the basement. Don't full yourself.... the bag will win everytime, but WOW do I feel better! If you are real daring (or fat) you may try the following. Get the treadmill rolling for 10 mins at 4 mph. Jump over on the elliptical for 20 (minimum level 7). Now rest 60 seconds and get a drink of water. Perform the first set of the first excersise of whatever body part you are working that day. Immediately after the set get back on the treadmill for 2.5 mins and perform set 2. Repeat. I do 3 excercises per body part (broken down by day - chest, shoulders, back, legs, arms). This way you are acheiving constant motion (takes me back to HS wrestling practice). Maintain intensity and you will get a heck of a workout and over an hour of cario! I've lost over 20 lbs. in 3 months utilizing these techniques. Back to the point. Nothing is a better stress releiver than a good workout. It also clears your mind and gives you a chance to put things into perspective. The only challenge is to get past the first week of these methods. After that the results speak for themselves. Keep me posted on your progress...

2 comments:

Heather said...

Well, I like the heavy bag, but not in the basement, and I'd much rather do a boxing match on WII.

Vincent said...

Lets be honest. The only constant motion you achieved in H.S. wrestling practice was running your mouth.

Streett sent me your blog. Very amusing. Vinnie