Monday, October 06, 2008
A Little Disappointed
This is not the picture of a person who you would expect to use...
these 5 pound dumbbells. Does she or is she trying to get women to follow her workout?
I don't regularly read Shape magazine, but for some reason or another it, along with several other magazines, are sent to the gym. So imagine my suprise when I'm flipping through the Novenber issue of Shape and come accross an artcile with a circuit training program that Gina Carano uses.
Score! I can't wait to read this, she is after all, The Female Mixed Martial Artist.
Imagine my disappoint when I read the article. I know, I didn't think it was possible, but here she is an undefeated female mixed martial artist. She spares in the ring for a living, and she's talking about needing strength, endurance, and balance to supplement her technique training, and she's using 5 - 10lb dumbbells in the article! Give me a break!!
I don't know what to believe. Does she really use 5-10lb dumbbells? Or is she softening the size of the weights she regularly uses so more women try the workout?
I don't care! This is absurd. I've said it a million and one times, a woman's purse, or backpack for that matter, weighs more than 5-10lbs. You can't tell me that this undefeated mixed martial artist trains with 5-10lb dumbbells. She punches and kicks her opponents in the face of crying outloud!
She talks about jumping rope and shadow boxing, that's great, perfect movement patterns for active rest (no complaints...seriously,) but afterwards we're supposed to be doing a twisting squat with a 10lb dumbbell, good morning raises (which just has a standing calf raise after the good morning is performed---which isn't necessary) and partial one legged squats. I can't believe what I am reading.
I have more work to do than I thought.