Sunday, May 22, 2011
So, I have a 16 kg kettlebell (thinking a 12 kg one may have been a better choice) and I am doing 2 arm swings, 1 arm swings, squats, high pulls, cleans, squat jumps and figure 8's.
Great fun and very tiring.
The other day I also started helping my brother with some house removals. That is real work. Knackered now!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Bruce Lee's abdominals were so well defined you could lie Bruce down on the floor and stand slices of toast in between them.
Bruce trained his abs relentlessly. Every day he did core exercises, either as part of a martial arts workout or bodybuilding / weight training.
A lot of the exercises Bruce did are no longer recommended due to back problems. But he loved standard military style sits ups, Roman chair exercises, as well as crunches and weighted abdominal exercises, hanging leg raises and side bends.
But getting abs like Bruce Lee is not just a matter of training like him. You need his genetics too, and eat like him, and have his willpower. I lack all of that myself. I binged tonight. I want to be fit, but I obviously just do not want it that much at the moment.
Even adjusting for their real age, sex, and the environment in which they grew up, the perceived age of the twins was linked to their physical and mental agility and with the ability of their cells ability to replicate, a key sign of ageing.
Prof Kaare Christensen from the University of Southern Denmark, who led the study, said that the findings could prove the usefulness of comparing a person’s real age with how old they look as an indicator of their overall health.
“When assessing health, physicians traditionally compare perceived and chronological age, and for adult
patients the expression “looking old for your age” is an indicator of poor health,” the authors of the research write.
“Our study indicates that this practice, which has existed for decades if not centuries, 14is actually a useful clinical approach especially given that in a clinical setting perceived age is based on an array of indicators in addition to facial appearance.”
The research points out that many lifestyle habits which are bad for overall health, including smoking, sunbathing and eating junk food can also cause people to look older.
The findings were published in the British Medical Journal.
Monday, December 14, 2009
But how? Learn how on the web. Head over to Linkpedia and check out their health and fitness section. The directory includes information websites, personal trainers, gyms and fitness stores. Oh, and just found this list, its a bit slow to load, but a few tasty treats.
Friday, February 20, 2009
On the bright side (of this week) my kung-fu master contacted me yesterday to ask when I will be training again. I have yet another cold at the moment, but hope to get back into training soon. Not everyone has the opportunity to learn the five point exploding heart technique from a kung-fu master, so I really should attempt to prove myself worthy and get my ass back in the swing of things.
Maybe tomorrow if I feel better.
Monday, February 16, 2009
If you want to learn more about the man, how he ate, how he worked out, then head over to MotleyHealth.com, as they have a few good articles on Bruce Lee.
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Talking of quaffing, Terry Pratchett has Alzheimers, that is sad news. Was that new news in 2008? I think so. Great writer, hope he stays well long enough to write some more disc world novels.
So, what will I be doing in 2009 to get myself in shape? Maybe I will drink Wu Yi tea and eat Acai berries. Then again, maybe I will get real and realise that these are just stupid marketing tricks that dumb witted nonces fall for. I mean, how can drinking tea and eating berries make you lose weight? What a load of bull. Just because Oprah Winfrey endorses these products does not mean that you can throw all logic out the window. Instead, drink PG Tips and grapefruits. This will help you lose weight just as well. In fact, grapefruit boosts your metabolism, so that will actually help.
I may start the MotleyHealth daily weight loss diet. Here it is:
Breakfast: Start the day with muesli and a grapefruit
Morning snack: Cottage cheese makes a good morning snack as it requires not preparation.
Lunch: Extra hot mince beef chilli, with extra kidney beans. For dessert eat a fat free yoghurt.
Afternoon snack: If your energy levels start to wane, grab a bag of pistachio nuts and munch your way through them. This should keep you going through to dinner. Have a whey protein shake too.
Dinner: Soup of the day, followed by baked salmon served on a bed of watercress and rocket.
Post workout (any time of day): Whey protein shake.
Wish me luck. String Vest really wants to get fit and lose some belly fat this year!!!!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
You see, I have a theory. In men, beer bellies are really the norm, onlt freakishly thin guys have six packs. So my master plan was thus: to build up my biceps and shoulders, to make my gut look smaller. If people see my huge arms (and biceps seem to be almost as easy for me to grow as a belly) then their gaze will not fall so rapidly to my fat beer belly. So I dedicated the next few weeks to working my biceps, triceps and shoulders to build my upper body. I decided to do a little research, and came across an article on how to lose belly fat. Already I see good results, my arms are bigger, and my gut has even got a little smaller due to me following the rules in the said article. So things are moving in the right direction. Already I have managed to tighten the belt, and maybe in a few more months I will be back to my old slim self.... maybe!