Workout Number 10 – Bench Presses and Deadlifts

This is Workout Number 10 and I’m starting to feel a lot better. I’m just now beginning to feel my strength coming back. In this one I did about 10 sets of the bench press and then about 6 sets of deadlifts. I’m still not lifting anything very impressive, but I am beginning to feel my strength come back. After a month, I’m finally getting a lot less sore between workouts too. I’m anxious to see how the next month goes. I thank you for your support and really do appreciate you watching!


Workout 9 – 100 Lbs One-handed Press, Squats, Overheads, Cycling


Decided to post another workout vid, because we don’t have any car videos on the hard drive right now. Jordan and I hope to go film some new one’s in the next day or two. The weather has been terrible this past week. Anyway, for those of you that have been following the workout videos, I thank you for your support. After 9 workouts, I can feel my strength beginning to come back and I’m feeling better in general. I’m excited to see what the next month brings. Thanks for watching!

Workout 8 – One Month of Working Out – 12 Sets of Bench Press

Dec 26th marked one full month of working out again, after about a 2 year layoff. This is workout number 8 and I’m finally starting to feel my strength come back a bit. In this video, I did a pyramid of bench press sets, followed by 5 additional sets for more volume. I’m hoping the extra volume will help me start building some muscle. As always, I supersetted the Bench Presses with pulldowns on my homemade lat machine. Jordan and I also threw in some punching on the speed bag and heavy bag. We goof around a little bit just to keep things interesting, so we don’t get bored. Hope you find the video interesting, thanks for taking a look!

The background track playing during the heavy bag is The Rise, by Ethan Meixsell. It’s available in the YouTube Creator audio library. You can download the track at:

Workout Number 7 Squats, Curls, Presses, and Kicks


I was feeling pretty worn out, but I decided to get a workout in anyway. Posting these videos motivates me to keep going. In this one, I did some light squats, some true strict curls, and some overhead presses. I felt especially weak in the overhead presses…I’m guessing as a result of my bench press workout two days earlier. Anyway, I pushed through and decided to end with some speed bag work and some kicks. I suck at kicking right now, because I really need to increase my flexibility…but it’s still kind of fun. I’m trying to improve my diet, so I can have more energy and so I can recover more quickly. I’m adding in more protein, to help build back what I’m tearing down. Hopefully it all starts to come together as the weeks go by. Thank you for watching, I appreciate it!

Workout Number 6 – Bench Press, Lat Pulldowns, Heavy Bag

This is Workout Six in my “Getting Back in Shape” series of videos. I’ve just returned to lifting regularly after a couple of years away from it. I decided to post videos of my workouts from the beginning, so that I can track my progress over time. Knowing that I’m going to post the videos, keeps me working hard. In this one, I warm up with some punching on the speed bag and heavy bag, then move over to the bench. I’m trying to take it slow and use strict form on the bench press. I’m not using much weight yet, but that will come in time. I like to superset by bench pressed with a pulling movement…in this workout I used lat pulldowns. I think they are complimentary to the bench. I hope you find this interesting, I’ll be back with another video in a few days. Thanks for watching!
The background track is Stalemate, by the Jingle Punks, also from the YouTube audio library. You can download it at:

Punches, Kicks, Squats, Presses – Workout Number 4

If you are a regular subscriber, you can rest assured…we’ll be getting back to more consistent car videos soon. This is the 4th full workout in our video series of me trying to get back in shape. I did another workout a couple of days prior, that I didn’t film, so this is truly my fifth full workout after about 2 years off. In this one, I did my regular heavy bag and speed bag punching, but also decided to throw in some kicks. I threw some straight front kicks, crescent kicks, and round house kicks at both the heavy and speed bags. I haven’t done any of that in a long time, so I’m not that flexible at the moment. I also did a few sets of full depth squats and with some overhead presses in between. Did some of the presses in strict military style, but others with a bit of knee dip…I think both have their value. Then I finished up with a few reps of 128 Lb barbell curls, but two were cheated pretty badly. Once again, just testing to see where I’m at currently. I hope you find these home gym videos interesting and I really do appreciate you watching. I’ll have many more workout videos in the days ahead, just maybe on more of a once a week basis. Thanks again for watching!

Homemade Lat Machine – Cheap Home Gym Equipment

I have always liked doing lat pulldowns as part of my workout, so I knew I wanted a lat machine in our new home gym. Yesterday, I decided it was time to throw one together. I used the same basic design that my Dad used in his home gym and I constructed it using mostly scrap wood that I had lying around. The bulk of the wood came from an old twin bed that we had in storage, but I did end up going to the store to buy one final 2×6 to finish it up. It seems plenty strong and works pretty well. I do need to get some new steel cable though, as mine is badly frayed. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!

The background track is Stalemate, by the Jingle Punks, also from the YouTube audio library. You can download it at: