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11-01-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Today I tried an interesting experiment:

I noticed that the Tivo had recorded a Tom Selleck movie, an adaptation of a Louis L'amour novel- a Western!

I knew this was going to be good! I had gotten up early, as I always do- and this was my day off!!!

I had all the time I needed...

I went into the kitchen- I set the kettle to boil. Then, I added frozen mixed fruits, frozen mixed vegetables, orange juice, ground flax seed, yogurt, whole milk, a peeled orange, a peeled banana, and a handful of cranberries to the canister of my Vitamix blender. Turned it on, and walked away to turn on the TV and the computer...

Wow! The Tivo had recorded a movie that sounded great! And I had a good two hours til the rest of the family awoke...

I stopped the blender, poured out a couple of glasses, and also poured out some tea. (Red Rose- I love it!)

Taking my tea into the living room, I did my normal workout: DVR's, followed by some select isometrics and Maxalding exercises for chest and back. Back bridge;t hen, a trio of situps- hindu pushups- hindu squats.

Neck and arm DVR's.

At this point, the movie was really getting exciting! I took my glass of the juice drink I had made earlier, and returned to the "move/exercise room". Ty the cat was waiting- I swear he thinks he is duplicating my efforts!

At this point, I pulled out the "Perfect Pushup" device. I got the new, improved one- the original wore out after a couple of months. The new one is GREAT! Smooth; and you can tell the ball bearings are up to the job!

Anyway, I just started doing pushups, whilst watching the movie...

I'd do regular pushups, followed by wide grip pushups, followed by narrow grip pushups...

Over, and over, and over, and over, and OVER!

The movie was two hours long, and I kept up with it to the end! When the bad guy in the black hat (and with the black horse!) made his appearance, I think my pushups gained greated intensity just from that!!
(I hated that guy!)

I think that this technique would be great for LOTS of guys! Instead of just SITTING and WATCHING something (Football, or any other spectator sport), go ahead and WATCH- just commit to DOING PUSHUPS FOR THE DURATION!!

It really worked for me! It's almost like a theme park ride:

"How many pushups can he do before the ride ends"????

And, when you are done, you have not only completed probably more pushups than you ever have...

You have also finished your (perfect Juice Drink) breakfast!
 
 
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11-01-2009, 06:27 PM
 
I prefer squats over pushups when doin' "marathons"
 
 
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11-01-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Sounds good... but why not do BOTH??

After all, variety is the spice of, uh, Transformetrics!
 
 
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11-01-2009, 06:42 PM
 
A medley of exercizes could be performed without resting; DVRs would be a good choice for active rest between various sets Power Cals
 
 
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11-01-2009, 07:09 PM
 
As would be sipping your highlyl nutritious juice drink between "sets"! And tea....

I really enjoyed my morning "movie and pushups and breakfast and tea".

All the bases were covered!
 
 
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11-01-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Hey Jaymo:

What you wrote sounds like it was enjoyable and a great workout. Good thinking and a great job.

Keep up the great work.


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11-02-2009, 01:37 PM
 
hey Jaymo,

I once read that Ricky Henderson trained exactly the same and with fantastic results.

---John Peterson
 
 
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11-02-2009, 01:46 PM
 
3 cheers for multitaskin' - let's hope more TV gazers get off their apathies
 
 
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