Morning Workout

September 21, 2012

Happy Friday Everyone!

This is my very first Glog post! To start off, I have decided to tell you about one of my passions. I have really gotten into weight lifting over my two years at Gould. I love the feeling of using my muscles to the point where they refuse to work anymore. My friend Doug ’12, found this great workout plan online called, “The Fight Club Workout.” The different exercises were designed by a trainer for Brad Pitt while he prepared for his leading role in the movie “Fight Club.” Let me tell you, this program is grueling. It’s a six day a week program, but Monday is easily the hardest, and here it is:

 

Monday:

(Other than pushups, the reps are 25 for the first set, 15 for the second set, and 8 reps for the third set.)

– 75 Pushups

– Bench press (95 lbs, 115 lbs, 135 lbs)

– Nautilus press (80 lbs, 100 lbs, 130 lbs)

–  Inclined bench press (75 lbs, 95 lbs, 115 lbs)

– Pac Deck (30 lbs, 40 lbs, 60 lbs)

This might not sound too bad, but I promise you, later that day, a pushup is literally impossible.

Just this year, we have run into a problem that any school with kids serious about athletics would want to have: the gym is so crowded at 6 a.m.!

Roughly 10 People

Now, I know that technically it is a good thing that it’s crowded…but it’s so frustrating to have to wait and wait for a different station. Especially early in the morning when you feel like the world is out to get you because you’re just so tired. For those parents out there who might read this and are wondering if their kid is involved, the students who are often seen down there are: Sawyer ‘14, Doug ‘13, Justin ’14, Stephen ’14, Chase ’16 Brendon ’16, Kathleen ’13, Kenzie ’13, and Mona’14. If one of these athletes belongs to you, please call them and tell them how incredibly proud you are that they drag themselves out of bed when it is below freezing outside and it is sleep-in just to make themselves that much stronger!

Until next week!

Alec

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