21 December 2008

New Exercises, Same Muscles

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.


  1. Just wanted to drop by and wish you and yours all the best for this holiday season.

    I'm an old fart of 61 and in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in but I find it impossible to stick to any kind of exercise routine. Sure, I'll start something, but soon give it up out of boredom. Ha! I even tried joining a fitness center but after one visit and looking at all those young guys doing their thing, I got turned off - heck, I couldn't even figure out how some of the equipment worked!


  2. I'm glad you found new exercises for your Total Gym! We did the Jillian Michaels Wii game last night for way too long for the first time trying it and I'm feeling it today. But, it's fun so hopefully I stick with it - I get easily bored with exercising.

  3. Irene: Thank you and I'll let you know.

    Robin: I can't afford to join a gym, but I would probably not know how to work that stuff either. I even had to LOOK at the instructions when I got my Total Gym. Happy Holidays to you as well. Have a great Christmas:)

    BeadedTail: That sounds like a fun program; I may take a look at it. I know what you mean about getting bored. That happens to me every time I use the Nordic Trak

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