New Day, New Category, Hoping for a New Me

by Bryan on 8/4/2004 at 8:09 AM in Health and Fitness

Man, I am tired! Up at 6 am this morning for what I hope is the first of many morning workouts. No more going to the gym late at night to avoid the crowds, no more being away from the house, leaving my wife with the kids for 6-12 hours a week while I go to the gym, no more excuses for not going to workout -- I hope.

It's been a long time since I consistently worked out in the mornings, but I've always gotten the best results from such workouts. I am hoping that history repeats itself, even though this will be my first attempt at early morning workouts without a regular workout partner. (I wonder if my wife will get up a little early with me?)

My setup is quite simple. I've been using dumbbells almost exclusively for upper body workouts for the past 2+ years and I need flexibility with regards to the location of the equipment -- it is starting out in the garage, but could move to the gameroom, or even my office -- so I went with Powerblocks, a nice incline/decline/flat bench, the Powerblock stand, and an exercise mat. As far as the Powerblock setup, I got the Pro Rexan set up to 85 lbs each, with the option to go up to the Big Block set (125lbs each) within 6 weeks at the same price as if I had bought it originally (saving almost $100 vs. buying it separately).

Anyway, as I mentioned, the first workout was this morning, and it went well. There is obviously an adjustment period anytime you switch weight systems or routines, but the workout felt good. The weights felt good, and are real comfortable to use.

Now I hope I can make it to lunch without needing a nap. ;-)

Legacy Comments

I noticed your comments on the 4th..Day one of the new regement..hows it going now....on the 16th

Posted by on 8/16/2004 9:52:33 PM

Well, it's been 3 and a half weeks now, and so far so good. I haven't been up at the crack of dawn for a weekday morning workout since that first day, but I haven't missed a workout either. Also, it looks like I am going to need to add the Big Block set soon (takes the Power Blocks from a max of 85 lbs. to 125 lbs. each), as I've maxed out on incline press.

Posted by on 8/29/2004 1:12:36 PM