Week Eleven: The Gains
No not the gains that measure the voltage of an amplifier (see, I know stuff), but the popular term of putting on muscle and getting “swole”. That is a term, by the way, meaning essentially the same thing, to get buff. Just so you know.
Of course, I’ll probably never be big like the Buff Dudes (personal trainers and brothers Brandon and Hudson), but I can definitely feel and see some definition, and watching their instructional videos has helped immensely. My form definitely needs sorting, especially the overhead press where I lean back too far. And they have some serious gains on them.
I’ve finally started braving leg exercises –leg gains-, one of which was inspired by Arrow’s Stephen Amell (see below for my own “attempt”), and I’ve restarted using my dusty old abs wheel. Yes, before my wife laughs, one of the doctors in Grey’s Anatomy DOES use one, and that was where I got the idea from originally. I’d say see below, but I haven’t the patience to go find the episode in question and get a screen grab. I’m sure someone will be able to tell me….
I definitely need to lose this flab, at the very least to be able to do overhead presses without exposing the embarrassment that is my stomach. It would be nice to be able to walk around with a tight fitting t-shirt and not be embarrassed by my belly wobbling about. Gross.
Haven’t lost any weight this week, but I’ve decided to document (or at least include) rest days/bad days in the countdown. Otherwise, it feels like I’m cheating somehow.
The obligatory montages:
DID YOU KNOW?
Buff Dudes Brandon and Hudson White (both personal trainers) are the sons of Duke (known as Buff Duke or Buff DIY), who in turn was once a bodybuilder inspired by the legendary Steve Reeves. Their business is based out of Oregon, on their parents’ farm, although they themselves live in California. Both are models, and Brandon is even familiar to those of you of the gaming persuasion:
I refuse to give up!