Thor’s Day…

New idea for workouts.. Focus Thursday workouts on sledge hammer, and become dedicated with it… We’ll see if I can get up early enough in the morning tomorrow. (last night I was still online playing Entropia Universe due to insomnia and gerd at 2 AM so slept in more than usual so no time for workout this morning… apartment in game does look rather spiffy though… )


edit… well, here I am typing on this at 12:33 am again… so probably not this week, but maybe next week…

Need to think this through, may develop a sort of specialized workout plan each day instead of just going at this random as I have… consistency is good, but boredom comes easily, and I don’t push myself enough, especially when I am lacking sleep due to blasted gerd and insomnia, not to mention a few other things…


I just started organizing a couple of tool boxes with pencils, color pencils, erasers, etc. I think I may start doing more drawing when I have free time, assuming the supplies don’t all break in the frigid hot and cold outside in the vehicles? hmm… need to think about how to do this more.  I like the idea of having art supplies nearby at all times, especially for times when my camera dies on battery life, but the weather does it some damage, so hmm… most of em are low priced stuff like ball point pens, off brand color pencils, etc. so it may be worth the cost I guess?


Extremely dry throat woke me up this time… mainly… I have a bipap machine and it has enough water in it so I don’t understand why… maybe the temperature in room is too different from temp in the reservoir or something?

Probably more of an allergic reaction I guess?… Pizza buffet at Breadeaux last night… I’m slightly wheat allergic…

What I need to probably do is detoxify and go with the No S diet and paleo-ish as much as possible… but it’s so hard to break old habits, especially when you are tired as hell due to insomniac nights of little sleep and coffee and diet soft drinks taste so yummy…


bleh, just need to say to hell with it it all and work out like a maniac even on nights when I’m only on 3 or so hours of sleep?… urgh…


The Chris Hemsworth workout : Thor’s Thunder God routine to build muscle


DAY 1 – Back

5 sets x 20, 15, 12, 10, 10 reps

5 sets x 20 reps

Hammer strength machine rows
4 sets x 12 reps

Dumbbell rows
4 sets x 12 reps

Swiss ball hyperextentions
4 sets x 25, 20, 15, 15 reps


Day 2 – Chest

Barbell bench press
8 sets x 12, 10, 10, 8, 8, 6, 4, 4, 4 reps

Incline dumbbell bench press
4 sets x 12 reps

Hammer strength chest press
4 sets x 15 reps

Weighted dip
4 sets x 10 reps

Cable flyes
4 sets x 12 reps


Day 3 – Legs

Back squat
7 sets x 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 3 reps

Leg press
1 x drop set to failure

Walking lunges
4 sets x 20 reps

Leg extension
3 sets x 20 reps

Single-leg curl
3 sets x 20 reps

Standing calf raise
3 sets x 20 reps


Day 4 – Shoulders

Military press
7 sets x 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 3 reps

Arnold press
4 sets x 12 reps

Barbell shrugs
4 sets x 12 reps

Dumbbell lateral raise
3 sets x 15 reps

Dumbbell front raise
3 sets x 15 reps

Dumbbell rear delt flyes
3 sets x 15 reps


Day 5 – Arms

Barbell biceps curl
3 sets x 10 reps

Skull crusher
3 sets x 10 reps

Ez-bar preacher curl
3 sets x 10 reps

Dumbbell lying triceps extension
3 sets x 10 reps

Dumbbell hammer curl
3 sets x 12 reps

Rope pressdown
3 sets x 12 reps

Barbell wrist curl
3 sets x 20 reps

Barbell reverse wrist curl
3 sets x 20 reps


yes, back to bed for now… maybe next week?

Power 90

This morning did Level 1-2 Power 90 Cardio/Abs Beach Body DVD.  I didn’t do jumping jacks or bunny hops since I need to do the alternative so I don’t hurt my knees due to that being a bit too much plytometric work for these ol knees at my current fitness level. (Yes, I do have the dvd, and used it, but am posting video below since that’s what I like to do with these types of posts for folks viewing this that are new to the workouts mentioned here and/or so that the copyright owners can know where the urls are to the online videos if they need to have them removed or whatnot.

Yes, I did do the whole video… now need to hop in the shower ASAP so I am not going to be late to work, etc.  I may start doing the Beachbody stuff more, but we’ll see.  The Jillian tape the other day was a bit too much at current fitness level I think, but I will get there.

Aquatic Dumbells…

At swim lessons tonight I pulled out the aquatic dumbells and went to town in the deep end with curls, arm extensions, and even a few fly/ swiming push ups… just basically constantly moving during the entire class, watching the other end of the pool to keep a bit of an eye on Katrina when the Lifeguard was with the other kids.  It was fun. Arms got quite a workout tonight.