Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Homework

The kids are being very self-directed on their homework, which gives me a chance to work on my own. Yesterday I did about 3 hours of NASM studying. Today I'm creating files that list all the exercises I know for various body parts. Anyone care to contribute? The only limitation is that it has to be something that can be done with dumbbells or tubing or a barbell and weights -- I'm setting up a training room, but it's not gonna have "the shoulder machine" or anything that specific!

Today was chest, shoulders, triceps, and quads with Darla, and she did something I've seen in books, but haven't done. We did a medicine ball chest press, tossing the ball back and forth. Hard? Yeah, especially after chest press, flyes, and pushups. But fun? Oh yeah!

So if you have any exercises that you especially love (or that you especially hate!), I'd sure love it if you'd pass 'em on. I'll be sure to post my lists when they're complete.

5 comments:

Eileen said...

Here is a good source:

Shape Magazine Workouts

Evelyne said...

Wow, sounds like a great project. If I think of any I will definitely let you know. All I can think of now are the basic moves, and I'm sure you know all of them!

Jen said...

I love Smith Machine lunges - very effective! I just need to do them...

Connie said...

I don't know how or when I came across your blog, but you're very funny! :-D Thought I'd say hi.

I like busy more than idle too!

Have a great day!

jennifer said...

My favorites are:

Hindu Squats
One-legged Deadlifts
Wall Squat- hold for 1 minute BURN!
Alt. Lunge jumps
Burpees

Can't wait to see your list.