A sample of my own Workouts…

February 15, 2019


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I’ve had a few people ask about my own personal workouts lately. So today I filmed exactly what I did WHILE I was in the middle of it. I’m only showing this to illustrate an example of an effective, yet simple workout for an intermediate/advanced trainee. This entire workout took 30minutes and was completed during an hour break I had this morning, which gave me enough time to exercise+shower+eat. It’s nothing too fancy. I am only showing ONE rep examples of each exercise. Yes, I did more reps and sets. Yes, I did rest between most sets. I normally do only 2-3 sets for any exercise. I typically do 5-10 reps on most of my exercises, which is exactly what I did today. Some days I do more, some days I do less. I rest between sets long enough to feel like I’m in control before starting the next set or exercise (and not the other way around). Being too out of breath or to hurried begs for mistakes and injuries. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Today I supersetted Kettlebell Swings with Goblet Squats and Single Leg Deadlifts + Pull-ups w 1-arm holds and Upside Down Rows. On the next (last) round, I supersetted Dips + Handstand 1-arm Stability Holds. Yes, I even had some Cajun music 🎶 on for company. Do things YOU enjoy and understand. Have a reason for everything you do or don’t do. Don’t just do stuff because it’s popular or someone else is doing it. Nothing you to needs to be complicated. In fact, purposely keep things simple. Don’t do things you absolutely hate or dread either. Because how long do you think you’ll keep that up?! With that said, don’t skip the things you NEED to do to be better. Most importantly, whatever you do, just make sure it’s repeatable. #bssbbooks #blueskystrongbox #carltonsmixtapegumbo #carltonmusicatx

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New Weekly Tipz! Today i talk briefly (2 min) about exercising at home. If you’ve never done it, you should try it. If you have but it’s been a while, it’s a great time to start back up. I’ve trained at home since i was 12. You don’t need any equipment but you most certainly use whatever you have or floats your boat. Just know that you don’t “need” any equipment. Don’t think for a minute that you can’t do resistance training and/or “cardio” at home. You just need the know how. By all means, ask me questions if you have any. Just know that training at home is a great option for some. And you’ll never know if you never try.

February 17, 2014


September 16, 2012

0. Maurice Ravel – “Bolero”

1. James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

1.5 Harry Belafonte – Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)

2. Phil Collins – “In the Air Tonight”

3. Mazzy Star – “Fade into You”

4. Willie Nelson – “Me & Paul”

5. Donny Hathaway – “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know”

6. Prince – “Strollin'”

7. D’angelo – “Smooth”

8.  Sam Cooke – “That’s Where It’s At”

9.  Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here”

10. Black Sabbath – “War Pigs”

11. Sarah McLachlan – “Fumbling Towards Ecstasy”

12. Dean Martin – “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”

13. Fishbone – “Unyielding Conditioning”

14. Funkadelic – “Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts”

15. Billy Joel – “New York State of Mind”

16. Al Green – “Simply Beautiful”

17. Bill Withers – “Ain’t no Sunshine”

18. Marvin Gaye – “You’re the Man, Pt. 1 & 2”

19. Peggy Lee – “Fever”

20. Michael Jackson – “Billy Jean”

21. Stevie Wonder – “I Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer”

22. Beatles – “Yesterday”

23. U2 – “I Still Haven’t Found What i am Looking for”

24. Kings X – “Flies and Blue Skies”

25. Pure Prairie League ‘ Aimee”

26. John Denver – “Take Me Home (Country Road)”

27. Police – “Roxanne”

28. Aaron Neville – “Tell It Like It Is”

29. Bonnie Rait – “I Can’t Make You Love Me”

30. B.B. King – “The Thrill is Gone”

31. Guns N Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

32. The Impressions – “Fool For You”

33. The Flamingos – “I Only Have Eyes For You”

34. The Drifters – “Under the Boardwalk”

35. Bob Marley – “Natural Mystic”

36. Sam Cooke – “A Change is Gonna Come”

37. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Simple Man”

38. Jeff Buckley – “Lover You Should’ve Come Over”

39. Jeff Buckley – “Last Goodbye”

40. Journey – “Send Her My Love”

41. Nat King Cole – “The Christmas Song”

42. Gene Kelly – “Singing in the Rain”

43. Vince Guaraldi Trio – “Linus & Lucy”

44. The Allman Brothers Band – “Blue Sky”

45. T-Bone Walker – “West Side Baby”

46. Sly & The Family Stone – “I Want to Take You Higher”

47. John Cougar Mellencamp – “Pink Houses”

48. Duran Duran – “Save A Prayer”

49. George Michael – “One More Try”

50. Elton John – “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”

51. The Who – “My Generation”

52. Led Zepplin – “Ramble On”

53. Jeff  Buckley – “Everybody Here Wants You”

54. Sonny Rollins – “Alfie’s Theme Differently”

55. Faith No More – “From Out of Nowhere”

56. Jimi Hendrix – “Voodoo Chile”

57. Nina Simone – “Feeling Good”

58. Frank Sinatra – “When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)”

59. Tony Bennett – “Fly Me to the Moon”

60. Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole – “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World”

61. Richie Havens – “What You Gonna Do About me”

62. Sly and The Family Stone – “If You Want Me To Stay”

63. Prince – “Purple Rain”

64. Ennio Morricone – “Fistful of Dollars (Overture)”

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