Tue 29 May 2012
Posted by Doug McGuff under Uncategorized
Sunday was the 23rd anniversary of my graduation from medical school. It is hard for me to believe it has been so long. As much as I complain about the state of medicine, I have got to see and do some amazing things. I celebrated with the following WOW.
MedX Overhead Press
Thick Bar Biceps Curl
EZ Bar Reverse Curl
Nautilus Plateload Triceps Extension
Formulator Wrist Flexion/Extension
MedX Leg Press
I incorporated rest-pause after failure on each movement. I was concerned it may have been too much, but I am recovering quite well. I suspect a long period on day shifts may have helped.
Recently I have encountered or read about numerous people my age and younger who have had their fitness activities put on hold while they recover from surgery to treat injuries sustained in the pursuit of fitness. I was discussing this with my wife Wendy who commented how lucky I was to have been influenced by Arthur Jones when I was young and by Ken Hutchins right before I entered middle age. Arthur always admonished good form and avoidance of ballistic movements, and this advice got me into my 30’s in great shape and without injury. In my mid 30’s I became interested in Ken Hutchins’ SuperSlow (now RenEx) as a means of taking my intensity and condition to the next level. The fringe benefit that came along with it was an even more strict emphasis on safety. Even better, the protocol made things harder and safer simultaneously, where other protocols did exactly the opposite. So here I am as strong and well- conditioned as I have ever been, but without the aches and pains that most people have experienced on the way to 50 and none of the surgeries. John and I are proud to continue the promotion of exertion that gets safer as it gets harder, and support the works of Arthur Jones, Ken Hutchins, Mike Mentzer, Bill DeSimone, and the trainers listed on our directory. We truly promote elite fitness (without the torn rotator cuffs).
Post your WOWs and your thoughts.