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 and muscular structure.  So, when we’re doing the same exercises, she sometimes don’t believe I lift much more than her.  It’s More...

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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...

The 13 Vitamins
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 30th, 2013

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...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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Understanding What Exactly Is In My Blood and What It’s Telling Me

Deep down inside I still feel as indestructible as I did a decade or two ago. But as I approach 40, I’m slowly starting to accept that something could go wrong; hence, I’ve been going to the More...

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By David Gaines On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Breaking In The New Nikes With a 6.29 Mile Walk Across DC

Though walking in Tims isn’t the ideal scenario, I think it was more painful for the lady than for me. So painful [or is it pitiful?] that she bought me a pair of Nikes. What would I do without her, More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

No Snow In Sight After 6.79 Mile Saunter through Downtown Washington, DC

We were expecting 3-8 inches of snow. At times the forecast said up to a foot. Before the clouds even appeared on the radar the federal and local governments shut down, schools shut down, snow plows and salt trucks More...