New Hobby: Cycling

When my dad was stationed in Germany, it was common for all the kids to have bikes.  Driving wasn’t really an option for high schoolers, and everything was relatively close enough where a bike was sufficient.  And we rode everywhere, all across Bremerhaven, where we lived.  Just about everyone had a bike. Then one day, to make a long More...

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By David Gaines On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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 More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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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...