Friday, December 21, 2007
Who Needs A Gym?
I got my resistance training in at home. I didn't want to go to the gym with my head cold.
I now do five exercises at the strength-training gym: push-ups, dips, crunches, squats and pull-ups. I had to modify things at home because I don't have a pull-up bar or a pull-up/dip machine.
Push-ups, crunches, squats--no problem.
For dips, I did dips using a chair for support. Photo above is from exercise.about.com.
Pull-ups are the hardest to imitate without the equipment, but I did dumbbell exercises called (I think) bench rows, which work some of the same muscles of the back.
I did three sets for each exercise. I did work up a sweat.
Now, it's back to Christmas shopping. I'll also grab some Airborne, which BBM suggested, though I'm afraid I'm too late in the process of the cold for it to help much now.