Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Calisthenics or Weight Lifting

I was working out since 2011 of November. I was so desperate to get a six-pack abs. I started to research and found out some great programs like P90x and later the ao-called INSANITY workout. Makes you really insane. But honestly, I really didn't finish any of them, for the P90x, I only did it for like 2 months because I'm a little impatient and wanna to hit the gym. So I did. I took some protein powder, tried the creatine, and experimented on some supplements. Took it for around 3 months the most. It's was all good I could say. The only downside there was that I couldn't afford to maintain it. My pocket can't handle no more. So, I'm back to all natural at the moment. Diet was sick though. But I still cheat sometimes. It's no big deal for me.

However, it's been like three months already that I didn't hit the gym. But I'm still working out by doing calisthenics. I've been researching over again about this stuff. It's pretty interesting, that is. 

Anyway, here are some of the reasons why I left the gym for a while.

1. My goal is not to build massive bulky muscles, and I think even if I'll try, it's so hard to achieve without the used of supplements, which I have no plan on maintaining it.

2. I am so busy. I don't have time to go to the gym.

3. I've been so fond of MMA/UFC. So my main goal on my physique is that to be just lean, sculpted and flexible. That' why I choose calisthenics. But if I can buy my own weights, I would probably combined weight lifting and calisthenics.

If you wanna see some calisthenics workout, visit this You Tube page.

The Fortress

This guy really motivates me. He never lift weight but gains a lot of mass muscle after three years. 

What your idea though?

Thanks for stopping by.

Stay healthy everyone...

Monday, June 3, 2013

Quitting my amateur band

The Carousel

Andy - vocals (Filipina)
Marlon - Rhythm guitar (Filipino)
Myself - lead guitar (Filipino)
Sweet - Bass (Thai)
Rafik - Drums (Egyptian)

Last May 26th was my last participation of our band rehearsal. We are somewhat like a cover band. Although our vocalist got 2 original songs, which is pretty cool. 

Here are my reasons:

1. I really love playing music (guitar) but it's not my first priority. Family first. And since our second child is on the way, I reckon I can't give any more time to the band.

2. There's no clear plan if where this band practice leads us to. We practice the same songs for like over a year, but still we don't know if we can make money with it. I'm being practical here. There were already places/bars that we thought we can play a set or two there, but it all just gone in a wind. That doesn't really motivates me. I know, our band members said, it's alright, we will practice more and more so that whenever somebody will offer us a place then we can play right away. But common, I heard that almost a year ago. LOL.

3. I'm going to focus on my classes, especially the part time once. Tiring but there's a clearer output. Earn and save money for the family.

So to my ex-band mates, I'll say I'm really sorry. Anyway, good luck and may you'll find way to get yourself a taste of a little bit of success in the music world. 

For me, I am not going to cease playing my guitar in my place. You know how much I love music. I even wanted to buy some gadgets for recording, but not too soon. Let's say, one or two years from now. Knock on the keyboard. 

So readers, any suggestions and comments about my decision? Did I do the right thing or not? 

To each his own. 

Thanks for dropping by.