Eat More Spinach

Recently, I’ve made some effort to eating healthy.  Well, healthier than before.  Whereas I used to drink several bottles of Mountain Dew every day, it’s being replaced by water.  I got a 40 oz vacuum sealed water bottle and make it a goal to drink 80 oz minimum each day.  I’ve also significantly reduced my gluten intake. More...

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By David Gaines On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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Eliminating Triclosan To Remain At Least 10% Human

Looking for a book to read the other day, I decided to go off the beaten path, onto a path I’ve been down before.  I wanted to get a book not about some country’s history, a memoir about a More...

By David Gaines On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Building Biceps With Wide, Shoulder or Close Grip?

For the first time since getting our weight bench, I hooked up the preacher curl padding to do some preacher curls.  I’ve neglected my biceps [for 40+ years!] so I wanted to add some bicep work into More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Time To Focus on Trapezius

When I first started pushing weight, and even now, Nduku underestimates that I actually have some muscles.  It’s not because I’m strong; it’s because men tend to have a stronger frame More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Working All The Various Parts of the Pectoral Major Muscle

As I started to read more about pushing weight, just when I think I understand it, I find out how much more there is to learn.  For the rookies like me, the chest muscle is the pectoral major and minor More...

By David Gaines On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Setting a 1RM Goal For the Pectoral Muscles

What really got me into lifting weights had nothing to do with a desire to actually lift weights.  Or look more muscular [I still have a long way to go for that]. Or get in better shape.  It had more More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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Recommitting To Last Year’s Accident Goal of Getting In Shape

Last year I had an epiphany.  Nothing serious, nothing I didn’t already know, but something finally clicked.  It’s a simple concept — when you exercise, you lose weight. I started the year More...

By David Gaines On Monday, June 6th, 2016
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Introducing the Dumbbell Cross Body Hammer Curl

While reading about the different muscles worked for different exercises, I’ve come to learn a bunch of different muscles that unless you were a pre-med major in college or a weightlifter, you probably More...

Marcy Weightlifting Bench
By David Gaines On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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How In The Hell Did I End Up On This Bench!?

Funny how one thing leads to another then another, and the next thing you know, what you thought would never happen has happened. Whatever. I got Nduku some home gym stuff.  Workout stuff.  Most ladies More...

The 13 Vitamins
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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The 13 Vitamins From A to K

I confess. As I was getting a better understanding of my blood test results, I was eating fried chicken and steamed white rice from my favorite Chinese take-out joint. Guilty.  More...