Saturday, December 20, 2008

Light Cardio

This morning I moved most of my remaining plates and weight tree into the basement. It was work.

Last night I posted some grip items I do not need for sale on the gripboard. That's the remainder of my redundant equipment. Now I am revisiting what I actually use to train. Rather than pack the basement full of metal, I am only bringing stuff down as I use it.  I'd guess 60-70% of my training equipment remains in the garage right now.

I keep debating on whether or not to bring the power rack. It's a huge pain to move. The only exercise I can't do without it is back squats, which I rarely do anyway. My parents are dropping off a dip / chin stand they wanted to get rid of this weekend, so I could use that for chins, dips, and leg raises - if needed. Given my upper trap dominance, touchy shoulders, and inclination towards unilateral exercises, even that may be overkill.

Most of this stems from a revised perspective on training - use the minimum tools necessary to get the job done. There's no need to limit myself for the sake of using less, but I am very prone to distraction. Considering where my training is at, things like chains, special barbells, and odd feats of strength just take away from long term success.