I have been doing the same exercises for some time now, so I decided to try something new. I started looking at the exercise guide that came with my Total Gym and I discovered a few new ones that I had never tried. I think that the reason I never tried them is because they looked similar to the ones I was currently doing. So, I gave them a shot.
I must say that even though they seemed so similar, I am SO Sore. Okay, I have been exercising these muscles for months, why should they start being sore now? Well, as I was complaining about this, my wife pointed out that even though I was exercising those muscles, I was only doing so in one particular way. With these new exercises, I was working the same muscles, but from another angle.
Obviously I am no personal trainer (although I wish I had one), so I did not know that I should do different exercises on the same muscles. Subtle though they may be, it really makes a difference. I have been working out for over a year now and it seems that I am always stumbling upon something new. This coming week, I am going to work through the soreness and continue these new exercises. It will be interesting to see the results.
21 December 2008
New Exercises, Same Muscles
I am currently a stay at home father/teacher to two wonderful children. I have also authored two books: The Farm House The Farm House and Building Your Retaining Wall, which are both available through Kindle. I like to cook and experiment with new recipes.I also currently have a blog where I write about everything ranging from weight loss to landscaping and just about everything in between.