Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

It doesn’t really need to be said, but I’m going to say it anyway: Life can be stressful. And when that stress builds up, it can be damaging to your health. I’m not talking about a little bit of stress which is simply a part of life we all have to deal with, but if times are too tough and stress goes unchecked, bad things start to happen. Luckily, there are some fairly simple ways to reduce stress. [Read more…]


Don’t Have Time to Exercise? Wrong!

We’ve all been there at some point. You’ve got so much going on in life that you simply don’t have time to exercise. The only problem with thinking that way is that you’re wrong. [Read more…]


Tuesday, Oct. 29, ’13: Back, Delts, Biceps

I should’ve just trained when I woke up! By waiting until my normal training time, I had already been awake for 4 hours. I woke up 3 hours early, so that meant an extra cop of coffee, but low blood sugar from being up so long. Surprisingly good workout, though…

Back: Supported under-grip DB rows (3×15,12,8(12)—last set was an X-cel drop set); Pullovers (3×15,12,8(10)—last set was an X-cel drop set); Supported bent-arm bent-over laterals (3×15,12,8(12)—last set was an X-cel drop set)
Delts: DB upright rows (3×15,12,(15)—last set was an X-cel drop set); Seated laterals (3×12,10,8(12)—last set was an X-cel drop set); Alternate DB presses (3×15,12,8) 

Biceps: Standing curls (3×15,12,8(10) + X Reps—last set was an X-cel drop set); Incline curls (3×15,10,8(12)—last set was an X-cel drop set); Concentration curls (3×20,15,8(12)—last set was an X-cel drop set) 

Note: My current PowerBlock gym program is based on the Alternate Phase 2 workout in The Size Surge Workout 2.0 plus 4X, TORQ and Super TORQ techniques, as well as various hybrid techniques from Beyond X.

Summary: I’d like to blame the storm for waking me up so early this morning, but I think it was a combination of many things. Regardless, I was up a few hours earlier than I needed to be, but managed to get a lot done, and managed to get a fantastic workout!

I decided to do DP 3X on everything today, along with an X-cel drop set tagged on to the end of every exercise other than the Alternate DB presses. The pump was out of this world, and I’m likely going to use the same approach for the rest of this week, minus the 3 a.m. wakeup. Although, I’m feeling surprisingly good right nowZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.