Monday, December 31, 2007

... getting Fit with Mark ..!

... okay, so you wanna get in shape, right?  Let me first break down my approach ... usually I do my aerobic stuff in the winter ... from being a boxer in Detroit, something to do with mental toughness ... but this time, I am going to get with the rest of the world, and do that during the spring and up to the fall ...

Normally, today is the day I go to see my therapist, whose office is 15 miles away ... I count that since I am going to bike there and back ... but today I will have to make up for it ... we've changed the session to Wednesday for this week ...

So that is two hours of cycling ...

... you maybe not so much ... if you are starting out and can get to a bike of ANY KIND ... get 30 minutes of smooth paced revolutions in ...

Floor Work ...

... calling this 'yoga' sounds too pretensious, especially knowing my form is all off ... when I get the money, I will take a class at the YMCA <great place ... encourage you to join a chapter near you ..!> but for my purposes, 15 -20 mins. of 'poseur poses' will do ... nothing fancy ... touch them toes, crossed-legged standing tee stretches, left over right, then flip ... then put one hand in the middle of my back and pull to one side, that elbow with the other hand ...

... try to hold the poses for like 10 to 20 counts ... repeat three times ...

Ab work ...

... Virginia, I want you to listen close to me, because this is key ... to get that six pack ... you will need to sharpen your diet ... that isn't what I am necessarily training to ... by tightening up your muscles, you will loose the inches ... weight loss incurs because the muscle burns up the calories ... now, you want to look like Jillian, Kim and Bob ... that is another thing ... I just want you to feel better about yourself ...

... to the exercises ...

... I have a stability ball ... they usually come with an exercise guide ... select four a five to do each session, with the thinking you are going to do Ab-focused exercises three days a week.  Here is a place where you don't want to cheat ... you can go as hard as you can every day at your gut and butt ... but the monotony will bore you to tears ... so just three days of that stuff ...

... oh, when you go to the store <look, you don't have to go to the excersise store or in a gym to get this stuff ... I got mine at Meijer's> make sure you pick up one of those elastic bands with the handles at the end ... I utilize that too ... Tomorrow is a work day as well, so I will see y'all here then <uh, I consider myself as having seperate entities, so that is why I am referring to a third person plural that isn't there ..!>

... have the best Day ..!

 

1 comment:

toonguykc said...

Sounds like you could *teach* a class at the Y!  Hmmm...a new career path for '08???

Russ