Mon 13 Feb 2012
I did the following WOW on Sunday morning. It was a quick solo mission as we had to drive to a neighboring town to spend the day with friends.
Lumbar Extension on SuperSlow Systems Pulldown (as pre-exhaust for)
MedX Leg Press (with end-stop technique).
MedX Chest press
Nautilus Pullover with SS retrofits
MedX Compound Row with SS cam
This was a brief, but intense and satisfying workout. Today I feel great with very little systemic fatigue. It has been very busy, so I do not have a scientific topic for this week’s WOW. However, my overburdened schedule did prompt me to think about about the efficiency of the BBS approach. The following is not intended to boast in any way (because anyone can do it), but it does illustrate the effectiveness of the BBS approach. Here are some factors….I am 50 years old, I am a full-time emergency physician in a high volume/high acuity emergency department (one of the most stressful occupations in existence), I work on a rotating shift basis (7am-3pm, 11am-7pm, 3pm-11pm, 7pm-1am, & 11pm-7am are this shifts I rotate amongst). I have two active and willful children ages 8 and 10. My children attend a school that is 45 minutes from our home, along with a full compliment of after school activities. I have been happily married for 28 years. I am a full partner in my practice. I own and operate Ultimate Exercise which has 3 employees. I write, travel, and lecture. I post this blog every week. Despite all that is going on, the BBS approach allows me to be as strong as I have ever been and feel as good as when I was 19 years old. If I can do it, anyone can do it.
In order to serve as grist for the discussion mill, I offer the following link to Chuck Spencer.
This is a very provocative video that will take you “further down the rabbit hole”. Also, not the amazing condition that Chuck is in! Not long ago, this man was dying of advanced rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. He turned it all around with his own variation of the paleo diet and high intensity exercise. Now what you see is the amazing condition that this 50 year old stays in at baseline.