Weight Lifting Routines
Fitness Training – Robert Barnett – 2nd. Quarter 2013
Well today I listened to Ben Bernanke and there will probably be no reduction of QE until later this year. But regarding my weight lifting routines, there will be tapering.
These last three months I’ve only been doing gym training – both free weights and machines. I haven’t been doing TRX Rip Training but not by design. I still support this training for core development.
My training has been at the Renaissance Club Sports in Aliso Viejo, CA. Again, they have the best equipment that I have ever used, and I’ve used them all. Typical Week:
Mon: Machines: Chest Press, Lat-Pulldowns, Shoulder Press, Curl Machine and Triceps Machine.
Tue: Machines: Leg Extensions, Leg Curls, Standing Toe Raises, Ab Machine. I also do Planks.
Wed: Rest and Tai Chi
Thur: Same as Monday
Fri: Same as Tuesday
Sat: Tai Chi
General Comments: I’m 66 now (5/12/47) and I’ve had more aches and pains than I did last year. I’m very stubborn, and most frequently fail to warm-up properly and stretch even when my wife keeps encouraging me. As such, I end up with backaches which I address with foam rolling and Tylenol. Therefore, my advice to you if you are 50+ is to acknowledge your aging body. I truly haven’t made many age related adjustments to my training in ten years. My goal therefore is to incorporate much more stretching before and after workouts. I know that stretching before workouts is not good for max strength training, but I’m not doing that anymore – time to adjust. Additionally, I’m reluctantly trying to walk more. My wife and I bought Jawbone Up devices that monitor our activity and sleep, and it has been very revealing. My wife’s deep sleep patterns indicate a need for improvement, and the number of steps I take in an average day is far too little. Regarding nutrition, we have both good and bad eating habits and even though we are seniors we really need to make some gradual changes. It would be great if I could drink less beer and my wife have less deserts. But on the other hand, we mostly eat very healthy and are disciplined with our supplementation. But it is time to make some changes! More stretching, more walking, better nutrition.
See Weight Lifting Routines for Workout Suggestions.
Robert Barnett 6/19/13