Today’s Workout, and some words of compassion…

8 jul 2017 2

Hi Bloggers,

Today’s workout:

Squats

Calf raises

Alternating dumbbell curls

ezy bar bicep curls

Cross over (Zane) curls.

I had a really good work out.

Be kind, be kind to yourself, be kind to others. Do one act of kindness. Let someone know how much you mean to them, even if the situation has been challenging. 

Be yourself, don’t compromise who you are, and allow others to adjust to the person that you are becoming, if you are going through changes. 

Love and hugs. Namaste.

8 jul 2017

Today’s workout – biceps and triceps…

Preacher curls on bench 40 lbs/45 lbs/ 50 lbs. 3 sets, 10, 10, 8 reps.

Concentration curls, 3 sets, same weight.

Tricep extension leaning on bench. 3 sets, same weight.

Ezy curl bars, 3 sets, 15, 12, 12 reps.

Cable triceps extensions, 3 sets x 10 reps.

Nice workout!

what did you work out today????????????

17 Jun 2017 1 (2)

Today’s workout – and other ramblings…

4 June 2017 2

So today was a good day. I did a work out this evening. More about that later. It was such a nice sunny day, I decided to go to the beach. Even though I live out in the prairies of Canada, we are lucky enough to have a really nice sandy beach that is on the river not far from the city.

I always wear a man thong when lying in the sun. Its just something I like to do. I’d be ok with being naked too, and often do, but sometimes I think wearing less can be more appealing than wearing nothing. Each to their own I guess. Whenever I get out and about, its always nice to say hi to people, and on the beach most people are quite friendly, especially at the ‘nude end’.

If you are not acquainted with the nude beach scene, its perhaps not what you are thinking. There are guys and girls there, and the atmosphere is relaxed and its quite safe for everybody. People are actually more inclined to say hi or have a conversation. Its like when you take the clothes away, people are just more friendly.

I met a guy from India, and his friend, a girl from China, I met a lady who goes down to the beach a lot, and a couple of other guys that were talking with her. I think I’d summarise it by saying that if you strip away (no pun intended) all the bullshit, and your intentions are good, people are generally very friendly and approachable.

At the other end of the beach – the crowd is certainly more ‘spring break’ like. Coolers are taken to the beach, stereos are blaring, and unfortunately a lot of trash is left which spoils it somewhat for others. Of course this is a few people, not the majority of those who enjoy the beach.

At gym tonight, I started chatting with a young guy, 22 years old, a cop as it turns out. Pretty fit looking guy too. We bullshitted about chest work out or whatever. I was working in with him on the cable fly rack.

Anyway, here was today’s work out, all about the chest and shoulders:

Dumbbell bench press. 10 reps at 80 lb dumbbells, then 5 x 5 sets and reps of 100 lbs.

Shoulder lat raises, 3 x 10. I use 40 lb dumbbells.

Cable cross over flys.

Crunch machine.

Leg curls.

What did you work out today????

 

Todays workout …

So this morning I had a late start, so I made the most of it and went to gym. Due to poor time management and distractions, i.e. WordPress, I found myself having to cram a quick workout in before getting off to work.

Friday 2 June 2017 (2)

Here’s what was in todays workout:

Incline bench press – warm up with 70 lb dumbbells x 10 reps, then went to 80 lb dumbbells for 5 sets of 5.

Chest flyes, 3 x 10.

Dips, 3 x 10

Crunch machine 3 x 15.

Normally I like to do 5 exercises per work out but today was a bit compressed with my available time.

Tonight, I did a session of Yin-Yang hot yoga. It was a great stretch, very calming and a great way to finish the week!

What did you work out today?

Today’s workout – biceps and legs.

Hi Bloggers,

From the other morning actually, but this workout was fairly quick and efficient.

The biceps were done as a superset (one after another 3 sets of 10 reps)

Bicep curls with ezy bar

Standing alternating bicep curls.

Seated incline bicep curls – these really work the biceps good!

Leg extension machine

Leg curl machine

What did you work out today?????????????

Work out 29 May 2 (2)

Buff – its a lifestyle thing

via Daily Prompt: Buff

Hi bloggers, a bit late with this daily post. As you may well know, I enjoy a good workout. Its a lifestyle thing. Eat healthy, stay fit, enjoy life. It’s not something you do after Christmas break or as a new year’s thing, you just have to get up and get going.

That is, if you want to be buff. 

But its more that that. It’s feeling good about yourself, within yourself. Its getting up early in the morning to hit the gym, or squeezing in a work out on a Saturday morning before running the kids to soccer or what ever it is you do with your days.

Its a mind set, if you want to be buff. 

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Today’s work out – chest, back, shoulders and a bit of all over…

Today I did this work out: Work out F in my series of A-F workouts.

Here’s what was in it:

Wide grip chin ups

Cable cross over chest flyes

Combination dumbbell lat raise with overhead press

Bent over rows

Power clean to squat to overhead press (prob not the technical name for it but its a combination of power clean to get the bar up then a squat press then bar goes overhead).

23 May 2017

Working Out in Hot Shorts – A Natural Option for Me!

Hi Bloggers.

Disclaimer, this will be a completely self absorbed post. If you find yourself rolling your eyes or snickering, good for you. If you’re fist pumping and saying ‘right on!’ then you’re my kind of blogger! Lighten up, have some fun, ok?  On with the post… 

Ok, lets talk about a subject near and dear to my heart, and my arse and thighs and everything else – lycra, spandex, tight shorts, long tights etc. So I haven’t worn baggy shorts in the gym for probably the better part of 10 years, and even before that I was probably mostly or occasionally stepping out in some bun hugging shorts.

So in the scale of worldly important issues – global hunger, nuclear arms, radical politics, it probably doesn’t really rate a mention. On a more personal level, and even culturally, it gets a rating of fuck this is really important to me. So, how/why do I find myself here, on WP blogging about tight shorts? Firstly, this, for me is a celebration. Anytime a person finds simple pleasure or joy in something, then I think its worth celebrating. Secondly, this is a kind of rebellion of sorts, my own counterculture stab at convention and in that way its a middle finger to society, in my own way. I’m not out to be disrespectful, I’m just making my own personal choices without having to have permission or whatever.

So my ‘history’ (just lie on the couch, I’m going to ask you about your mother…) is that there is without a doubt, a sexualized component in this for me. From adolescence, I found the material highly arousing. I liked the way it looks, and feels, and honestly I like the attention it gets. There, I said it, unashamedly. Its out there. Lets all take a breath and accept that. But over the years, the intensity of this experience has normalised somewhat and these days, its more about comfort and function, but I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t enjoy the sensual aspects of wearing this kind of thing 😉 . hot shorts 2

So what happens when a guy steps out in a pair of lycra long tights or shorts? Well, here’s the good news: nothing, or almost nothing. Maybe that could be stated as people are generally respectful or don’t care, or for the most part discrete. I find this aspect liberating, because it is ok, really, its ok. I’ve worn this stuff pretty much everywhere from Walmart to the movies, to camping trips, the café, etc etc. Ok, just to be clear, the hot shorts have only made appearances at the gym. My tight shorts choices for outside the gym are more bike short length above the knee type options or long tights. There are a couple of notable exceptions as to where I wouldn’t wear it – that being the workplace, and family bar-b-que.

There might be the odd comment behind my back – I don’t worry about that. Occasionally, normally younger girls (in pairs) will be elbowing each other and talking behind their hands, ok whatever. If I had any real concerns, it was about how would I be treated by other men? Well, again the good news is that for the vast majority of my experiences, and I mean like hundreds of work outs in various gyms in Australia, Canada and the States, guys are content to work out alongside me with no issues. Further, as I have become more comfortable, it really isn’t an issue, and I talk to people at my gym all the time in general conversation. It’s ok.

But there is a kind of ‘dark side’ to this subject. Lycra, for guys gets a lot of shit. You only have to do a search of opinions etc. to realise that there is the opposite of cultural acceptance when it comes to guys in tights. I think that this is in part body image driven, and in part a kind of man-shaming where our body parts are ‘not supposed’ to be displayed.

While I understand the logic, I think its fucking bullshit. Girls get to wear their Lulu’s hugging their arse and vulvas all over the place, including at the gym, office, or wherever. Disclaimer, I’m not complaining about their fashion choice, in fact I love it when girls wear this stuff. Its a total double standard that I think is bullshit. Further, its often the other guys that guffaw over this subject, with generally derogatory/homophobic comments when the subject comes up in general man-talk in groups. I accept that, I don’t think I’m going to sway public opinion with one post here, but that’s ok.

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So there’s a kind of a contradiction going on. If you look at all the instances where men in tight gear is ok, and there are plenty of them – generally sporting arenas, but then there is also dance, yoga, cycling, running (anybody been to a fun run or marathon lately, its a spandexathon for men these days). It seems that all this is ok, or should be ok. Millions of people are watching NFL every week and guys have the tightest material hugging their thighs and arse. I think this is fine, but the contradiction is that is ok in some places, but not others….? That’s fine, it is what it is.

So my favourite shorts? The Better Bodies men’s hotpant. Ok, I’m not on commission here. They feel great. Always team these up with a man thong for support. I just love the way they fit my body and kind of keep everything supported but give me total freedom to move about. I wont lie, having an inch of inseam on my thighs feels wickedly nice!  Don’t worry, in the picture below the shorts were washed, you wont finhot shorts 3d any unfortunate stains even if you strain your eyes!