July 20, 2012

The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life

Rant and Tip for July 20, 2012

Quote:  The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.”  ~Cyril Connolly

I have found this to be true. The first purpose for losing the extra weight I was carrying was to get my blood work in line. Once I had done that through proper diet and exercise that purpose was gone. Now this is where I think many of us fail, because the original purpose for weight loss has been accomplished and we do not have a purpose in front of us to maintain the eating style that got us there in the first place, we go back to our old eating habits. Inevitably the weight will come back on. Many a person on weight loss websites that have forums will have posted, “I am back” or “Round 2 and this time I plan to stay” I am still on round 1 and do not plan on leaving. What makes it easy for me to remain committed to watching what I eat is my desire to compete and be successful. If I wasn’t competing it would simply be the desire to get stronger in all my lifts. Setting personal goals after you have lost the unwanted fat is still very important to maintain all the hard work that got you there in the first place. I encourage you to continue to make goals after you have achieved the level of body fat% that you desired. Remember to re-establish a purpose with each achieved goal.

Trained the back yesterday and today will be shoulders and triceps. I will not be able to workout in the bench shirt on Sunday as I had hoped so instead I am going to destroy my triceps and work the supporting muscles around the shoulders. A lot of shoulder presses are in my schedule for today and heavy ones at that.

Have a great workout!

Tip: Dumbbell Shoulder Press
·         Keep your elbows rigid without locking them at the top of the movement.
·         Press your back against the back support without flattening out the curve in your back.
·         Bring your arms and elbows down, keeping your elbow joints in line with your shoulders.
·         If the bench is tall enough, keep your head against the back rest.
·         Don’t wiggle or squirm in an effort to press the weights up.

From my very first meet. January 2011


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