Archive | April, 2012

Lopsided Arms

13 Apr

It could be down to being right-handed, but my left arm is smaller than my right. This makes exercises which require both hands to pull or push a real pain as the weak arm is the cause of the fail. Tonight I spend half an hour being wobbly and unsymetrical as I tried some new exercises and new ways of doing things.

Dumbell Pullover

I found this on youtube and concious of how easy it seems to be to seriously bugger myself up without proper form I got some chaps at the gym to make sure I wasnt doing it wrong. Here is the link to the dumbell pullover which I did with the ezcurl bar and a whopping 10kg total weight……and it still hurt. I suppose it is muscles that dont get much strain but I was not expecting it to be so hard. Long arms I suppose dont help the physics.

Lying on the Bench

So, whilst I was on a bench, I thought I would do some presses. I normally do these on a Smith machine but I reckon that there is something extra in doing them unassisted, even if it means less weight until I get the hang of it. But it go me thinking about the simplicity of exercise and I am going to have a go figuring out a whole set of stuff I can do on a bench rather than moving around the gym.


Belly now bigger after Easter. And crips and gin. So back to health and some serious gym. I have been 5 times in 7 days and a swim with the kids too. Cardio work tomrrow and some crunches.


Long Time No Bulk

5 Apr

So its been a while. Most of that while I have been fitting in the gym inbetween bouts of illness. Today I have got accute sinusitis which is not very comfortable. As someone who doesnt have much contact with people, going to the gym is a sure fire way of getting sick with the air conditioning pumping “stranger germs” all over me for an hour, four times a week. Still, like a new teacher in a primary school, at some point I will become immune to all of these silly colds and coughs.

No More Bulk

So, distressingly, I am still twelve stones two pounds. But I need smaller waisted trousers again. And I have bigger muscles, especially calves. Also noticable is some little tummy muscles appearing. Also noticable is my lack of change of routine. Even though I have been given a varied routing for different bits of me, in reality the gym is quite full. Big tough blokes come and sit on the benches and occasionally lift something very heavy. Women of all shapes come and do their special womens things. As a result, there is simply no way I can go to the gym with a plan to do lots of chest work, as invariably what I want to do will have been occupied.

Crisp Capitulation

Couldnt do it. Have had a terrible week of poor diet. I’ve had two bags of crisps and a pot noodle and its only half ten. Woe.

Right, off to see if weekday lunchtimes are quiet or busy.