Gym Day… Chest, Back, Abs!

Hit the gym earlier and hit it heavy!

Chest, Back, and Abs
Approx – 75 mins

Extremely busy day today and been packing all night.  Leaving early in the morning for a trip tomorrow.  But I did manage to take a drive over to Gold’s Gym NoHo and get one more workout in.  I pushed heavy chest and back today and rocked a few sets of abs too.  It was a nice way to clear my mind after the day and prepare for our trip.  I WILL be working out while out of town… I just don’t know exactly what and where yet.  I did pack our exercise bands, so in case I can’t get to a gym, I will have the ability to still keep it going.  I don’t think I’ll be able to blog much while gone, so just in case, I’m gonna add one more here tonight and then wrap it up.  I wish you all a great week and a fantastic Labor Day Weekend.

Gym Day… Shoulders and Triceps!

It’s been a long day and I’m exhausted, so I’m gonna make this one brief.

Shoulders, Triceps, and Abs
Approx 70 mins

Got to Gold’s Gym Hollywood this morning for an explosive Shoulders, Triceps, and Abs workout.  Once again, pushed it heavy and felt great.  Then went on to several appointments.  It’s been a busy and exhausting, but most beautiful week thus far.  And these next few days aren’t gonna let up either.  So I’m gonna cut it here, finally grab my shower, and relax for a bit before bed.  Nite nite.

Gym Day! Chest and Back!

I finally caught up on a little sleep this morning after staying up late again editing video.  I could still use more… but I did feel refreshed.  After my power protein shake, I jumped up and headed out the door.  Destination… Gold’s Gym NoHo!

Chest, Back, Abs
Approx. 75 minutes

I took a nice 10 minute stroll on the treadmill to warm up.  I would have jumped off sooner, but my Chicago Bears were laying a hurt on the Washington Redskins in a preseason game, so I had to watch a little more. 🙂

After that I stretched out and than hit it hard!  I alternated between 3 sets of chest and 3 sets of back and threw in a set of abs in between when I switched.  I again went heavier than I have in a long time… actually heavier than ever on a few exercises.  It felt awesome!  I felt like beast… strong and energized.  I wanted to go even heavier, but without a spotter, I held back to not risk injury.  I’ll have to find some more workout buddies if I wanna keep this up.

I powered through and completed chest, back, and abs and then off I went.  I’m working on the new TV show “How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life” tomorrow and have a 7am call time.  So I’m glad I was able to complete my workout and get back.  I’m gonna clean up and pack my stuff now so that I can have a nice productive evening and hopefully get to bed early.  It’s gonna be a long day tomorrow, so I will probably make it a rest day… but ya never know. 😉

Hope your weekend was great and wishing you a fantastic week ahead!

P90X – Round 2, Day 81!

Slammin’!

P90X – Back Chest and Biceps
P90X – Ab Ripper X
Total Time = 73 Minutes

You will notice a line through Back above and in it’s place Chest.  Today I guess would have been a chest and something day.  But I wanted more bicep action… especially since we got the new 90 lb. stretch bands.  I gotta be honest as well… tomorrow I am working on the NBC show “The New Normal”.  This is the rescheduled date from last week.  I will be playing a Go Go Dancer in a gay night club and of course will be shirtless.  I wanted to get a good pump today so that I’m looking extra swelled tomorrow. lol. Chest, biceps, and abs seemed like the best way to go.

I did the back and biceps routine today as that is the best bicep workout in the program.  During the back exercises, I subbed in chest.  I pretty much followed the chest routine from the chest and back workout.  I hit em both hard.  Using the new heavy duty stretch band, I really was able to work my biceps.  It felt like I was pulling a lot more weight and I was diggin’ the challenge.  Overall a great workout… and then I hit abs.  I was pretty burned by then.  The last few workouts, I did Ab Ripper X first which proved to be a good idea.  Doing it at the end of an insane workout is tough.  But I chugged along.  I wanted to mix it up anyway today, so I did about half the moves from the program and the other half with my own twist… planks, various crunches, etc.

Ok… now it’s off to groom and prep for my shoot tomorrow.  I probably won’t be checking in here again til Friday, so enjoy the rest of your week and have a great night!

P90X – Round 2, Day 79!

Sunday Mashup!

P90X – Ab Ripper X
P90X  –  X Stretch
Total Time = 80 Minutes

As promised, I moved my ab ripper x workout to today.  I warmed up for a few minutes and then kicked off with abs.  It’s great doing abs first.  Doing them with full energy allows a better ab workout and getting them done and out of the way is also a nice relief. 🙂

I then jumped into the X Stretch, a workout I have not done in a while.  Today I needed it as I have been pushing my body hard with weights workouts lately.  So, a good ab workout mixed with a nice hour of stretching was the perfect program for this hot Sunday afternoon.

This also frees me up for a busy and productive night ahead of editing text for our book and editing video for 2 projects in the works.  Nothing like another productive weekend.  Hope you had a great weekend as well and are ready to kick off another big week!

P90X – Round 2, Day 77!

In a strange twist of the day, I got this workout in after all.

P90X – Shoulders and Arms
P90X – Ab Ripper X
Total Time = 81 Minutes

We started the morning with a headshot client here at the studio.  And then I was getting ready to head to set as I was going to be in the show “The New Normal” today.  At the last second, production called and had to cancel the shoot and reschedule for next week.  Bad news… no shoot.  Good news… I still get paid and still get to shoot!  Plus I got to take care of things today as well as get in a much needed nap.

When it cooled down a bit, I kicked into gear and locked into the Shoulders and Arms workout.  Today I tried something new.  I started with the warmup and stretch but then skipped ahead and actually did Ab Ripper X first.  This proved to be a pretty cool thing.  Since I wasn’t totally spent from an hour of lifting, I had more in the tank to power through the ab workout and was able to hit em harder.  The other great thing was that after I finished the weight workout, I was done!  What a relief! haha.  It was nice being able to just finish up at that point.  Especially today as I really dug in and pushed myself on all of the shoulders, biceps, and triceps moves.  I am trying to increase the weight and my bands are starting to fail me, but I found a way to increase the intensity with them today.  But since I am switching in gym workouts, I will find more time to lift heavier throughout.

We had to split right after the workout to hit Trader Joes and Whole Foods before they closed.  We needed to stock up on healthy eats.  And I’m gonna go make a mad salad now with all kinds of good stuff in it.  Hope y’all had a great day and are staying cool out there.

P90X – Round 2, Day 75!

Swelled up!

P90X – Chest and Back Abs/Core
Total time = 60 minutes

That ended up being a pretty damn good workout!  Since I have been doing so many back days lately, I wanted to chill on that today.  I also wanted to focus on chest and abs more.  So today I did the chest and back routine, but instead of the back exercises, I subbed in various ab and core exercises.  I went extreme on those and because I wasn’t burning out on pullups, I was able to go all out on my pushups.  I went to failure every time… I mean falling on my face, can’t even push myself up off the ground failure.  My chest is super swelled up right now and my abs are feeling tight.  That was a great combination for a workout and I am feeling good now… and kind of shaking a bit too.  haha.  A great way to kick off a Monday.  I wish you all a fantastic week ahead!

Another big GYM Day!

Hittin’ the gym on a Saturday afternoon!

Legs, Back, Abs!
Approx. 75 mins

Today’s P90X workout was Legs, Back, and Abs.  Being that I had some extra time on this beautiful Saturday afternoon, I jumped in the car and cruised over to Gold’s Gym North Hollywood.  I actually haven’t been over at this particular location since last year.  It’s a cool gym… very 70s store front like.  But a cool vibe.  It is also closer to our place, so it’s the best option when I’m not down in Hollywood.

I wanted to push some heavier weight again, so this worked out well.  I am trying to add some size now, so I need to continue mixing up my P90 workouts with trips to the gym.  It also just keeps things fresh considering I have done the same P90X workouts over and over again.  I love them, but I’m starting to know every Tony Horton line and that is scary. lol.

Today’s workout was great.  I pushed myself hard… almost too hard.  But it felt great.  I was loading up the leg sled and pushing a lot of weight and feeling very strong.  My back exercises were great too.  I mixed in pull-ups with lat pulls and did things I haven’t done in a while.  For abs, I used their fully inverted bench and did several sets of upside down  crunches.  Definitely hit some muscles today that haven’t been worked in a while.  When I got home, I was actually pretty spent.  I had to lay down and chill for a few.  Now it’s time to get to work and have a productive and creative Saturday.  Whatever you’re doing… have a blast and enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂

Oh btw… one of our clients here at 3 Cubed Studios… DeeDee Trotter… raced today in the Olympics!  She is rad… check her out on TV tonight.  Her specialty is the 400 meter.  I think she is doing good.  We photographed her last year.

Gym Day!

Lovin’ the gym!

Back, Biceps, Abs
Approx. 75 minutes

Today we were down in Hollywood getting our haircut by the best rock ‘n roll hair stylist in the world… Rayzor at Gorgeous Salon.  After that, we were in the neighborhood, so Mary & I headed over to Gold’s Gym Hollywood for a weight training day.  My P90X schedule would have been Back, Biceps, & Ab Ripper X, so I did Back, Bi’s, and Abs at the gym.  I really focused on my biceps today as I feel that they are one of my areas that need more training.  I also did some back moves that I haven’t done in a while since I have not done back at the gym since last year.  I mixed in some hard abs and finished strong.  It felt great as always.  I love being able to push the heavier weight at the gym and I am really digging the combination of P90X with the gym days.  This round of P90 is obviously taking me way more than 90 days to complete, but that is ok with me because I have been altering the workouts, hitting the gym, and in general just doing a lot more.

Feeling great and hope you are too.  Nite.

P90X – Round 2, Day 73!

Back from another big show weekend out of town… and back at it!

P90X – Chest, Shoulders & Triceps
P90X – Ab Ripper X
Total Time = 77 Minutes

It was a great weekend down in Palm Springs.  We played to a huge and crazy crowd out in the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio.  It was a HOT one down there.  We sound checked in 110 degree temps out in the sun… that was brutal. lol.

Showtime was hot and a bit humid for that part of the world.  We had to dig in for over 90 minutes straight of intense playing.  I gotta say, my stamina is good.  I felt solid throughout… I was even called upon to do an impromptu drum solo.  We rocked the house and by the end I was sweating from head to toe.  And it was all worth it!

We got back to L.A. yesterday and I actually had to do work until about 3am editing a reel for an actor client.  Back to work this morning as well and finally took a break a bit ago and got back to the weights.  It was a little hard getting into it at first as I am a bit run down from the weekend.  But I kept pushing and dug in.  I worked it hard until I could barely move my arms and then powered through Ab Ripper X.  Right now I am feeling it.  And it feels good.  🙂  No time to rest though… gotta throw in laundry and get back to editing the music video that I have been working on for the last week.

I hope you all had a great weekend as well and I wish you a beautiful week ahead!