Wendy and I both did our workouts this week. It has been fourteen days since I posted, so I will list last week’s WOW first. This was the two-way split that emphasized chest and back: Lumbar Extension on SS Systems Pulldown, MedX Chest Press, Nautilus Pullover, MedX Chest Press (narrow/vertical grip), SS Systems Neck Flexion, MedX Compound Row, SS Systems Neck Extension, MedX Leg Press. Videos and photos are available on Instagram at ultimate_exercise_.
Wendy mixed things up a little this week. Her workout was: MedX Chest Press, Bent Fly as pre-exhaust for, MedX Compound Row, MedX Overhead Press, TSC Adduction/Abduction as immediate pre-exhaust for, MedX Leg Press. Photos and videos will be posted throughout the next few days at Instagram.
My workout this week: TSC simple row as pre-exhaust for, MedX Compound Row, MedX Overhead Press, Nautilus Plate-load Biceps, Nautilus Plate-load Triceps, Formulator Flexion, Formulator Reverse Curl, MedX Leg Press. Once again, watch for photos and video at our Instagram site.
This week I am linking a full-text article that I found through Mark Sisson’s “Weekend Link-Love” (www.marksdailyapple.com). It seems that researchers are jumping on the muscle=longevity bandwagon in a BIG way. This article is just the latest explaining why muscle is such a good thing to have in abundance. Apparently there is a “longevity protein” called Klotho that is strongly correlated with both lifespan and skeletal muscle mass. In this article they show evidence that Klotho is not just correlated with skeletal muscle, but is actually produced by skeletal muscle activity, and that the degree of Klotho upregulation may be proportionate to one’s level of strength and fitness. Here is the link to the full-text article: http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fphys.2014.00189/full.
Finally, my interview with Dr. Mercola went up today. Immediately, Body by Science dropped to #716 on Amazon, an indication of just how big of an audience he has. Much of the interview was spent discussing my recent infatuation with all things myokine-related. I am really pleased with how it came out (except for how my face looks on Skype video). Check it out here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/08/10/high-intensity-strength-training.aspx.
Post your WOW’s and your thoughts