Would You Like a Bonus Room with those Weights?

What began with a couple of dumbbells, an exercise mat and a Power 90 DVD has mushroomed into a small gym.  Only thing missing is the sticky-counter juice bar and the same-sex group showering (neither of which is remotely appetizing now).

 

Yoga blocks, Perfect Push-Up bars, medicine ball, dumbbells, weight bands and PowerBlock weight set

Yoga blocks, Perfect Push-Up bars, medicine ball, dumbbells, weight bands and PowerBlock weight set

Some days my wife must wonder what goes on up in our Bonus Room.  That is where I work out to my P90X or Insanity DVDs.  I also have a yoga mat which I use when torturing myself trying to duplicate a series of yoga routines (or asanas) on the P90X yoga dvd.

I also bought (and try to use) a pull-up bar that I hang in the doorway of our garage office.  I use this tool to fool myself into thinking now that I can actually do a handful of pull-ups or chin-ups.  As an adolescent I never could, but somehow now at age 56 I am convinced a pull-up championship is in my not-too-distant future!  I am brought back to earth whenever I actually see someone in shape actually knock out 10-20 pull-ups.  Impressive.

My pull-up bar, awaiting my (weighty) arrival.  Garage office in background.

My pull-up bar, awaiting my (weighty) arrival. Garage office in background.

Whenever I use my garage pull-up bar I have to be keep in mind that my wife could arrive home at any time during my workout — which means she could command the garage door to open!  About four months ago I was struggling with a particularly vexing wide-grip pull-up when the garage door sprang to life just a couple of feet away from my contorted form.  Nearly wrenched my back on that one!

One thought on “Would You Like a Bonus Room with those Weights?

  1. Hi there! This article couldn’t be written much better!

    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I am going to forward
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    have a great read. Thanks for sharing!

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