Sunday, August 9, 2009

Body Sculpting – Part 4

Lets recap what I have done so far. I started working out again 3 weeks ago. After a very long time of not stepping foot into my gym; I made a decision to get back into it and that has been the best move I have made. I sleep better and wake up refreshed. Many of the creeks have gone away.

Back in 1993 I was in a car accident (I was rear ended) and left me with a herniated disk. Neck surgery fixed me back up, but for years I woke up with a bit of a stiff neck. But, since I have gotten back into the gym that stiff neck is no more.

The first week began with a full body workout – using very light weights; 2 sets of 12 – 15 reps. One exercise per body part. Then moving onto week two, I split my body up to two sections each. Arms and shoulders, chest and abs, back and legs. This schedule will be for two weeks; with 2 – 3 exercises per body part, 10 –12 reps, 3 sets each.

In my last post I mentioned that I worked out with free weights. I feel using a variety of dumbbells, barbells and certain free weight machines gives your muscles an overall better workout. Mix up your exercises with every session. Not only will you never be bored, you will find that your muscles will have better response.


  1. Nice move!
    ...I heard that Swimmers have such a veracious appetite because they use absolutely every muscle that has never been used before.

    Walking and weights are so necessary for us all, especially as we get that much older. We have to be able to keep up with our better Self.

    Be well.

  2. Hi Bonnie, I got a workout partner, Donna Ditges, and she keeps me focused as I kick her butt at the same time. I used to be a body builder in the early 90's and want to build up my arms, especially. Yours look great!