Basement Gym Workout
It's always nice to have some exercise equipment at home for when you don't feel like going out into the world and travel to the Fitness Center.
Today was a day like that for me. I was at home, feeling good about being there with my cat and didn't particularly care to interact with a human being😎
I'm becoming less and less- 'A people person'... for better or worse.
It was chest day- mostly bench presses. Yet, since I have an adjustable bench, I'm not restricted to flat bench presses; I can also do incline presses, as well as declines if I choose to do so.
Those three exercises alone make for a well rounded chest routine. Sometimes I might skip the flat bench presses and just do inclines and declines. Alternating how you train, keeps things interesting. It can also serve to stimulate a muscle group to become stronger after the recuperation period.
In the above photo, you can see me gripping the EZ Curl bar as I get ready to finish my workout off with some triceps work, which is a common thing to do on chest days, because the triceps are directly engaged with any pressing movements.
The only movements I did for triceps today, were close-grip bench presses and skull-crushers😝
Skull crushers are a type of triceps extension, but you lay on a flat bench holding the bar over your chest (as if you are about to do a bench press) then you bend the arms at the elbows, lowering the weight to your forehead and back up again.
Some people kick in some shoulder work as well on the days they train chest. I'm not a big fan of combining shoulders and triceps along with chest on the same day. I've always found that system to be more of a hindrance, if one is training for both size and strength.
By the time I finish chest and a second pressing type body-part routine, I feel as if I don't have enough umfftttt left to hit a third muscle group intensely enough. So, I save either shoulders or triceps for another day.
Since the leg extension apparatus was right in front of me, I decided to do a few sets of light leg extensions, just because I felt like it...😎 My pecs and triceps might have been burnt out, but that doesn't mean my energy was completely depleted.
Yeah... I did leg extensions on squat day two days ago. That means the ole quads were pretty well rested by today and a little boost of encouragement to grow, seemed like a fine idea.
Well, that was about it for todays basement gym workout. I did some sit-ups as well with my knees bent over the end of the bench and feet tucked against the leg-extension pads.
It was a good day... and... a good workout. If I keep training like this, I might go on to live for another 71 years...??? Of course I'll need to eat right too, or at least half-way right...😏
Here's hoping you had a good day too, my friends and enjoy a long, healthy life.