If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.
~ Robert Pirsig
Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3
Music: Workout III playlist
Strength: Using novice guidelines and the Legs, Back, Chest, Arms template found at ExRx.net: One warmup set per exercise using 50 percent less recorded weight for 12–15 reps. After warmup, one set of 8–12 reps per exercise to volitional fatigue. Once 13–14 reps has been achieved, increase weight 2–10% for next workout.
- Lever 45° Leg Press (plate loaded): 10 reps @ 95 pounds
- Lever Lying Leg Curl: 11 reps @ 70 pounds
- Lever Standing Calf Raise (plate loaded): 16 reps @ 15 pounds
- Lever Seated Row: 14 reps @ 100 pounds
- Lever Bench Press: 11 reps @ 80 pounds
- Lever Lateral Raise: 14 reps @ 65 pounds
- Barbell Curl: 9 reps @ 50 pounds
- Cable Pushdown: 13 reps @ 30 pounds
- Sit-up: 13 reps
- Hyperextension: 16 reps
Note: Running for 30 minutes, then lifting weights directly afterwards is quite the challenge. But, I survived. And, as Friedrich Nietzsche said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
One of my goals for this site was to publish a motivational quote every morning. I thought it would be something nice to help brighten your day. But, I’m ramping up my efforts to complete the Nutritional Education Trainer (NET) Certification Program. In fact, my next book in the series—Nutritional Sciences: From Fundamentals to Food —will be delivered later today!
So a lot of my free time will soon be gone. Therefore something has to go. And since my primary goal is to report my various activities, I have decided—for now—to throttle back my quote posts to Wednesdays. Hence the title of this post. Okay, sure, I could have titled the post better but this John Landis’ gag, including an image from An American Werewolf in London, seemed so oddly apropos.