It’s not unusual for me to get up every morning and go for a short, quick run.
By that, I mean, I take my dog with me, (or he takes me with him, go figure, right?) and go for a walk, sniff, sprint type of run. Maybe a mile or two.
And I literally do that every day. Rain or shine. Or in the case of Las Vegas, extreme wind or shine. (We do get rain every once in a while.)
Why do I do this every day?
I’m glad you asked.
It’s because it is the perfect start to my day and gets my blood up and going. Circulation in action. Oxygen to the old brain-cells, and such.
But, you may be asking, how do you do that in the hot sun of Las Vegas? And isn’t your dog one of those English Labs with thick skin?
Ha-ha, that is my secret weapon.
Here it is…
The Real Secret of My Success
And My Dogs Willingness to Go Out In The Las Vegas Sun,
I Get Up Every Morning At…
You know, “early to bed, early to rise…”
We’re out on the road normally by 4:30 and off to the races. (Kind of… he is a 10 year old Lab now and prefers a slow trot and lots of sniffing to actual running/sprinting.)
And there you have it. The real deal.
Get up early and get started as quickly as possible and you’ll have it done before you know it.
Clear the cobwebs, blow out the fluff, and let your body do it’s thing.
I know, I know, I hear you. “Not everybody can do that! You live in Las Vegas, the land of perpetual sun and dry.”
But stick with me now, and I let you in a little secret.
We go no matter what. If it is pouring down, (rare I know, but it doesn’t stop us), if it’s the middle of winter and the wind is howling and it’s bloody freezing and dry, (cover up, or course), if it’s none of those things and the temp hasn’t dropped from the previous day.
So there you go, we don’t snow except on the rare occasion, but that still wouldn’t stop us.
It’s pure commitment and nothing else.
We don’t make excuses. We just, “Do it Baby!”
What Else Do I Do
To Stay In Such “Fabulous” Shape?
The rest of my weekly exercise routine consists of going to the gym once or twice.
At the gym, I’ve started a new gig.
Instead of the usual walk/sprint on the treadmill to warm up, I now do less treadmill and then straight to the weights.
My thing is to do 5 machine lifts for one set to exhaustion.
Something I recently learned from Dr. Doug McGuff. It’s not a new form of lifting, and I was aware of it years ago, but it is now new to me.
Here’s how it works…
The routine consists of 5 exercises. One pushing, one pulling down, one pushing up, one pulling as if rowing, and one pressing with legs.
Each exercise is started very, very slowly. In fact, you have to begin with a weight that you will only be able to move 5 to 7 times with each movement lasting approx. to a count of 8-10 seconds.
It is different for everybody who does it and depends on strength and longevity.
The beginning is at a snail’s pace and once the weight is moving, you don’t speed up or slow down until you can’t move the weight any longer.
It sounds easy, right?
Not by a long shot!!!
By the time your into your second or third rep, you’ll be breathing like an asthmatic gasping for his last breath.
The effort is like nothing I ever felt. Near the end of your effort you’ll begin to feel a sense of panic. As if you life depended on finishing this rep.
Or as if you defending your life from a Wild-bear attack. And you may just lose if you don’t do something, and soon.
According to Doug, what this does to your DNA is cause it to make adaptations for survival.
And it also builds muscle with less time but more concentrated effort.
Sound good to you?
The Ideal Workout For Those With Limited Time to Spare!
Yes, if this sounds like the thing for those of us with little time to devote to “working-out”, then you are on to something there.
This is one of the things I love about it.
I can get a weeks worth of weight training done in less than 15-minutes!
If you have any questions about this, contact me.
I love to hear from other people seeking time saving ideas and ways to make personal improvements that don’t distract you from the bigger picture of success.
Talk to you later,
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