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Wrestling Mats Made This Big Boy Feel Like A Champ!

Posted on: January 11th, 2013 by

Well it is a new year officially, no denying that now.  So as many of you out there I have made resolutions to become more active.  Give this working out thing the ‘ol college try sort of speak.  Now after taking the first week and a half of the new year sitting and watching TV contemplating my plan of attack in regards to my new found “motivations” to become more healthy and active; I finally ventured into the local gym.  I did my sign up, paid my fees, signed my Faustian deal in blood, and the inevitable sweat and tears and now I am on my way…hopefully.

Adjusting to a new environment can be unsettling naturally, especially to a gym with its variety of different exercise accessories, where you are the obvious “New Guy”.  Though I must admit, I love to see the people at the gym and their mannerisms when they think that no one is watching.  To see all these hyper-motivated people, dressed in their spandex and sporting their cross training exercise gloves, running, lifting, bending awkwardly over their exercise ball, over-posturing and in general just showing off; it is quite entertaining.  That is until you realize that you are hyperventilating and look like you just got hit by a semi-truck after 5 minutes on the treadmill.

So I decided after my 30 minute brush with death, thanks to the treadmill and elliptical that I would move onto some more strength based exercises.  So I grabbed some of the resistance tubes, which are essentially large rubber bands, and surprisingly very difficult to stretch and bend.  So definitely a good warm up that was to get on the larger machines.  Now there I was, camo-cut off shorts and old Metallica t-shirt lifting 80 pounds, and watching everyone else do at least twice that.  So with my spirit broken I decided to find the nearest yoga mats and catch my breath before calling it a night. Though I pushed through the first night, I am committed to many more.

No grand finale this time dear readers, no real climax, just grinding through and staying on track for now. So wish me luck and with a little luck and lot of work, in the next few months there will be less of me, yet more to write.


Resistance Bands

Posted on: June 23rd, 2010 by

exercise productsYou gotta love the creative ways people come up with useful applications of surgical tubing! Take a look at the photo here of these resistance tubes, also sometimes called resistance bands, even though tubes are typically much stronger—and provide higher resistance—than mere bands. Of all the exercise products available, these are among the most versatile and useful.

You’ve seen surgical tubing used, undoubtedly, for those high-powered slingshots often called “wrist rockets.” The elastic tubing is terrifically strong, providing resistance perfect for a wide variety of workout situations. These are truly a must for the person serious about physical fitness whether aerobic or even strength training. I’d say these are as important to the cardio conscious individual as workout gloves are to the person “pumping iron.”