Work-Fitness Balance: How to Manage Fitness When You’re Busy

Leading a busy career and working on your feet for long hours can make working out a difficult idea to consider. Impossible, even! On day’s that your feet feel sore, it can be easy, even excusable to skip the gym for a day. But, after awhile, that soon becomes an everyday thing: “I’ll just go tomorrow, I’m too sore today”. Yeah, I’ve been there too. It SUCKS. It could take months to get back into the full swing of things, so the easiest thing to do is to take note from someone who knows. A man with a plan, Marcus is a busy Chef in a busy city, and makes time for his own fitness. In this video, the Chef takes us on a run-through of his workout routine, and how he manages fitness-work balance. Watch it, and see how you can do the same in your life! Enjoy!

New Workout Plan!

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Summer is coming, and it is time to kick into gear! I have relaxed way too much this winter, and used most of my energies to writing these first two GymMutt Fitness iBooks, and now it is time to double down on my own workout. My goal is pack on the muscle, and shred up. Below is a rough outline of my weekly split. Each line is a separate session. Each day, a double workout. Its serious game on now. More on specific exercises and daily workouts will be posted here as I go, so check back for more details on reps and super sets! Meal plan will be the usual bodybuilder cookbook: fresh, fresh, and lots of meat, whey, and casein. Creatine will be a major feature in my diet, as well. I suspect I will be taking in roughly 5,000-7,000 calories a day. Typically I aim for no less than 4,800 calories for a single split routine, but I’m going for doubles. So no time to be shy! 

Massive Hypertrophy Weekly Double Split

Monday
Chest/ Shoulders
Traps/ Triceps
Tuesday
Legs= Hamstrings and Quads
Wednesday
Biceps/ Forearms
Neck
Thursday
Chest
Shoulders
Friday
Back/ Traps
Biceps/ Triceps
Saturday
Off
Sunday
– Abs/ Neck/ Forearms

4 Hours of Exams Can’t Stop This!

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4 Hours of Exams Can't Stop This!

This Tuesday I had four brutal hours of exams to march through. All essays, and all kinds of difficult. My stress meter was a whopping 1 billion knots. Yeah, my stress was so bad I’m surprised I didn’t just drop. But the exams went without any “oh crap I don’t know what to write” moments, and they were over before I knew it.

I felt like I had been through a mosh pit, but I was still standing!

So, you know me. I couldn’t just go home and sleep. Nah. I had to get my sweat suit on. I had a mission at hand. Yeah buddy. Time to workout! It had been awhile-too long- since I last had a great back workout. So lats, delta, and arms were on the menu.

2x light dumbbell rotator cuff rotation warm up
2x light dumbbell shoulder press warm up
3x progressive dumbbell hammer curl warm up
2x progressive dumbbell bicep curl warm up

Done with that warm up. Now the real work…

3x lat pull downs- 100ibs, 135ibs, 165ibs. 8-10 each.
3x one arm dumbbell row- 55ibs, 65ibs, 75ibs. 4-6 each.
Chin ups- 4x for 2

Alternating dumbbell lateral raises- 25ibs, 45ibs, 55ibs. 8-10 each
One arm cable lateral raise- 10ibs, 25ibs, 35ibs. 4-6 each
Dumbbell shoulder press- 25ibs, 35ibs, 45ibs. 5 each

Cable rope tricep extensions- 45ibs, 75ibs, 125ibs. 6-10 each
Overhead one arm dumbbell tricep extension- 15ibs, 25ibs. 5 each

Cable bar bicep curls- 65ibs, 85ibs, 125ibs. 10 each
Alternating Dumbbell curls- 45ibs, 55ibs, 65ibs. 6 or 7 each.
Dumbbell negative curls- 15ibs, 20ibs, 25ibs. 4 each.

Then I was toast. Completely toast. So I went outside in the nice weather and walked 2 miles on a trail. Relaxing, and oxygen richness I just couldn’t pass up! Then went and ate two meals. BAM.