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If a Obama can find time to get in shape, so can you

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:40pm


Photo courtesy of Barack Obama

Barack Obama manages to keep up a workout routine while running for President in one of our most historic elections. Barack does weight training 2 times a week and the cardio 2 times a week. For cardio, he does 30 minutes of basketball, running on a treadmill, or goes for a 3 mile run.

Here is Obama’s weight training routine, witnessed by Politico and documented by Gyminee.

Tricep Pushdowns - Rope
3 sets: 10 reps, 10 reps, 10 reps
Same as the Tricep Pushdowns except with the rope attachment. At the bottom o Same as the Tricep Pushdowns except with the rope attachment. At the bottom of the movement you should pull the rope “apart” to get the best contraction in your triceps.

Shoulder Press - Dumbbell, Seated
3 sets: 10 reps, 10 reps, 10 reps
Raise a barbell to your shoulders. Sit at the end of a bench, with your feet Raise a barbell to your shoulders. Sit at the end of a bench, with your feet at about shoulder width, flat on the floor. Keep your chest high and your back straight. Press bar to arm’s length overhead. Use a slow, steady motion, without swinging. Lower slowly to starting position. Can also be done standing or with dumbbells.

Barbell Step Ups
3 sets: 10 reps, 10 reps, 10 reps
Place a barbell on your shoulders like you would if you were doing Barbell Place a barbell on your shoulders like you would if you were doing Barbell Squats. Step up onto a flat bench with your left leg. Then step up with your right leg so you are now standing on the bench. Step down with your left leg, then your right leg. Repeat, starting with your right leg this time. Be careful not to fall! Use lighter weights. Can also be done with two dumbbells in your hands instead of a barbell.Read the rest of this entry »

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