Sunday, December 03, 2006


I only had a few minutes, but I wanted to get a workout in. I went downstairs to the apartment gym, which was already somewhat full. I staked out the decline bench -- the one where your head is below your feet -- and grabbed a couple of 25 pound dumbbells. The next few minutes proceeded quickly and intensely:

  • 12 reps of dumbbell presses; no rest before next set
  • 12 reps of dumbbell flyes; no rest
  • 12 reps of dumbbell presses; no rest
  • 12 situps
Rest 30 seconds
  • 12 reps of standing alternating dumbbell curls; no rest
  • 12 reps of dumbbell shoulder presses
I saw a girl looking at me. Probably noticing that I was hardly resting at all, just going in there like a tornado, busting the place up, and getting the hell out of there. I put the dumbbells back, grabbed a cup of water, and left the gym. I was positively giddy! I wanted to laugh, or shout, or jump for joy. It was a great little workout, a great boost of energy, and I could just feel that it was doing my body good.

I think that's what I need. More mini-workouts to keep my heart pumping and my muscles growing. In just a few minutes, I had hit my pecs, abs, biceps and shoulders. Take note.