Well that was short. Vacation is over, and all books are now listed for sale again!
Happy New Year to All! Thanks for checking out the TrainRite website 🙂
Just to give everybody a heads up; whether you’re a regular here, or you’ve found the my site through a listing on Amazon, eBay, or Etsy…. I’m OUT!
It’s -24C here in Toronto, and that’s just about my threshold.
I’m on vacation until January 16th, 2015, so I’ve temporarily closed all listings for TrainRite Fitness Journals. If you’re looking to place an order, no worries I will reactivate all listings on the 16th, and will return to normal shipping times. (Did I mention I typically ship SAME DAY?!). So you can wait until then, or you can email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will check these periodically, and alert you upon my return!
Thank you all for an exciting and successful 2014!
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was working on a new journal format completely based upon the feedback from my users over the past year. Again, thank you all who took the time out to give me feedback and allow me to create the best product for you. I’m thankful for all of the positive feedback I continue to receive for my traditional TrainRite Exercise and Fitness Journal. 🙂
So here it is: the TrainRite Compact Fitness Journal – a truly collaborative effort from people like you.
And as always…
I just added this bench press variation into my workout routine: the Neck Press
If you’re like me who constantly has a tight chest, you will FEEL this exercise – and feel it quickly. This is not an ego boosting, heavy-as-you-can-go movement: GO LIGHT to start. Trust me, you’ll feel it. I use this exercise before I do my regular sets of bench presses.
Take your basic bench press, but slide you body down low on the flat bench to allow you to lower the bar over your neck, rather than your chest. Bring the bar down slow, just until it touches your neck, pause, and bring the bar back up to your starting position.
Try this chest routine:
3×12 Neck Press superset with Pushups to exhaustion (no rest between)
3×12 Bench Press (superset with another muscle group)
3×12 Smith Press (superset with another muscle group)
3×12 Flat Bench Cable Flyes (superset with another muscle group)
**I always try to superset with another muscle group to maximize a workout
Now tell me you don’t feel that? You won’t be able to lift the same weight after the Neck Press x Pushups, but still try to safely lift heavy sets to finish the workout. Keep your rest times short as you can.
Matt for TrainRite
This thing took a week to plan, but I really needed to try something new. It’s good to change up the routine often, but I like to plan mine out well in advance so I run them for quite a while. Lots of variation, and I play with different set and reps depending if I do a heavy or lighter weight that week.
It also forces me to research new movements and different ways to do an exercise. I did a quad/chest day this morning and I’m in tough shape!