Alrighty, we’re all caught up and ready to rock & roll for week #3.
Just a reminder, these are legitimately the workouts that I am doing and my real playlists. I appreciate all feedback and would love to answer any questions that you might have regarding these exercises or my training styles.
David’s Training Log (Jan 14- Jan 20)
Decline DB Press 10,8, 6, 4 (weight increases each set)
Squatted Press 10,8,6,4 (weight increases each set)
DB Hammers 4×15 (I used a lighter weight and emphasized my form & squeeze)
Leg Raises 4×15
Tuesday 15 MMA / Lift
Flat Bench 10,8,6,4
Seated Row 5 x 11
Overhead Press 10,8,6,4
Wednesday 16 Cardio / Off
15-20 minutes of HIIT then rode for roughly 13-15 miles
Thursday 17 MMA / Off
1 hour sparring, bag drills et cetera.
Leg Raises 5×11
KB Lunges 4×25 yard
Jump Rope 10 minutes
Sprints 10-15 minutes (set cones a different distances and get to it!)
Leg Raises 4×15
Overhead Press 5×5
Sunday 20 Hike / Off
Hit one of my favorite spots up up near Napa California. about 7-10 miles
Workout Playlist 3
Get Out Alive – Three Days Grace
All Around Me – Flyleaf
Skin – Breaking Benjamin
In The End – Linkin Park
Cold – Crossfade
Bring Me To Life – Evanescence
Prayer of the Refugee – Rise Against
Right Here – Staind
The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
Blow Me Away – Breaking Benjamin
Bodies – Drowning Pool
Addicted – Saving Abel
Wasteland – 10 years
The Last Night – Skillet
Last Resort – Papa Roach
What’s Your Purpose?
Recently, I was having lunch with some friends and everybody’s current level of fitness came up during our conversation. After my buddy Greg & his lady friend Ashley explained how out of shape they felt & how much it upsets them, my other buddy Troy looks at me and says; “McCready, what the hell are you training for, anyway?”
Now, I could have said, “I’m a personal trainer, it’s my job brotha.” Or, I could have mentioned that I play rugby or the fact that my body is a sacred vessel (it is not me – it is a vessel of energy for me) that deserves to be treated as such. Or, the fact that mma aint for weenies, my brand revolves around being fit & healthy or as a mountain biker I don’t see myself flying down a hill at 40+ mph going off jumps with 25+ % of body fat. But I didn’t mention any of these things.
I proceeded to explain to the group that the one and only thing that I train for is LIFE! All of the aforementioned are just a part of my life.
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. I train to assist & enhance that purpose. What do you train for?