Day 4

After 3 days of working out I haven’t been anymore or less sore than in the past. I did’t really expect to feel sorer, but I know there is a day coming when I will just want a break. Until then, I am just pushing forward.

Today was a mixed bag of exercise. I decide I needed to do a little more running than I had been doing, and after lifting I went on a 1.5 mile jog. For flight school I am required to complete 1 and half miles in 12 minutes and 53 seconds. While this isn’t a blistering pace, the trail used is made of mulch and sand. This absorbs energy and slips slightly causing peoples’ time to slow. Anyway I completed the trail in 12:42.

Prior to running I about 45 minutes in the gym lifting. Today was shoulder day with some calf work. I like shoulder days because it is much shorter than the other lift days, but I still get a good pump and am left feeling sore and wiped out. Here is the routine:

  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press 4×12-15
  • Side Lateral Raise 3×12-15calf
  • Single arm front cable raise 3×12-15
  • Rear Delt Flyes 3×12-15
  • Dumbbell Shrug 4xAMAP
    -the shrug is another exercise that I like to use the heaviest possible dumbbell and just burnout my shoulders
  • Seated Calf raises 4×25
  • Leg Press Calf Raises 4×25
    -If you have never done calf raises on the leg press machine, it is time to start. The added level of stretch and the extended range of motion is the ultimate workout for calf muscles. This is a top 5 exercise in my book. (more on top 5 tomorrow)

Get up, Get active, and Get fit! Keep up the hard work and let me know how things are going for you.

Coming up tomorrow- Leg routine, Top 5 exercises, and a new idea for the Blog.

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Day 2

Today is Day 2 of 365. Last time I didn’t make it to day 2, so yeah- high five!

It’s a pretty easy day because of my Medical Exam. I haven’t eaten since 7pm last night because of the blood work required at todays exam. After I have lunch I plan on going for a two mile run with my wife. It has been awhile since I ran on the beach, and I think today is the day. I mean I live in Pensacola after all! Why would I run anywhere else?

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