Building a USANA Body with Brad: Reflecting on the Journey

Written by on April 6, 2012 in Building a USANA Body, Health & Fitness with 0 Comments

“A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.”

— Alexander Hamilton

Midpoint Reflection

It is fast approaching time to deliver my midpoint progress picture (look for it in May). I have always thought of individual pathways to personal fitness as some of the more refining times in one’s existence due to the numerous parts of life they touch.

Quickly observing my own journey thus far I can recall moments where my pathway has had a positive effect on my relationships with family, increased my abilities to help friends in need, given me an increased focus on my professional endeavors, and has given me a target to shoot for that helps me keep my healthy goals in place.

I believe my efforts will not only make me feel good about myself physically but will also act as a foundational cornerstone to future accomplishments in other areas.

I’d love to hear about your experiences, especially those stories of how personal health have helped you to share your message with others in the USANA family.

Functional Training

This next lifting phase is similar in nature to some popular group exercise movements taking the fitness industry by storm (example: Cross Fit), with one noted exception: Functional training is controlled movement in an unstable environment; whereas many popular group fitness classes are uncontrolled movement in an unstable environment.

*All exercises performed for 3 sets, 15 repetitions with a 45-second rest between sets.

Day One (Chest, Shoulder, Triceps)

  • Stability Ball DB Chest Press
  • Stability Ball DB Incline Chest Press
  • Stability Ball DB Chest Fly
  • Cable Crossover
  • Stability Ball Seated Shoulder Press
  • Stability Ball Seated Arnold Shoulder Press
  • Stability Ball Seated DB Tricep Press
  • Stability Ball Lying Barbell Facebreaker

Day Two (Back, Biceps)

  • Wide Grip Pullups
  • Close Grip Pullups
  • Stability Ball Lying DB Lat Pullover
  • Stability Ball DB Single Arm Row
  • Stability Ball DB Single Arm Rear Delt Row
  • Stability Ball Seated DB Isolated Bicep Curls
  • Stability Ball Seated DB Hammer Bicep Curls
  • Stability Ball Kneeling DB Reverse Bicep Curls

Day Three (Legs)

  • 40 degree Leg Sled
  • Bosu Ball DB Squats
  • 45 degree Leg Sled
  • Smith Machine Split Squats with a Bosu Ball on the front foot
  • Selectorized Leg Sled
  • Stability Ball Reverse Hamstring Curls
  • Stability Ball Reverse Lunges
  • Bosu Ball Calf Raises
  • Roman Chair Glute/Hamstring Bench

Current Stats

Weight: 171 pounds (Down 5 pounds)
Body Fat Percentage: 10.5% (Down 6%!)

How About You?

I’d love to hear how you are utilizing USANA products to achieve your fitness goals. And remember, let me know how stories of personal health have helped you to share your message with others in the USANA family.

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