Peter's Health Journal
Call me Peter even though it's not my real name. I chose the username "PeterP" to stand for Peter Parker who is the alter ego of Spider-man. I like the Spider-man movies and wouldn't mind having some of his strength.
215 about 3 years ago
Happily married with kids
-Educate myself in nutrition, cardio and strength training.
-Lower bodyfat to ~13%.
-Lower cholesterol level
-Live healthy, strong and active into my 90's so I can meet many of my great-grandchildren
I'm just a regular guy who has never done much weight training at all. I bought my first dumbbells in Feb. 2006. I've learned a lot from exrx.net, but I have a long long way to go!
I do all my workouts from home in my basement. My big concern with equipment is space. I don't want weight lifting stuff to take up a bunch of space in my basement. I favor compact, mobile equipment. All my stuff gets moved around except the treadmill.
Strength Training Equipment:
-Set of 14" long 1" diameter dumbbell handles with threaded collars from Walmart
(max 84 lbs per dumbbell)
-Set of 16" long 1" diameter dumbbell handles with threaded collars from Hampton Fitness
(these things are nice)
(max 111 lbs per dumbbell)
-16 10 lb. standard weight plates
-4 5 lb. standard weight plates
-4 2.5 lb. standard weight plates
-4 1.25 lb. standard weight plates
-FID bench Ironmaster Superbench
-Wide grip doorwaypullup bar
9.1HR Treadmill purchased in 2002
-Trek Mountain Track bicycle (used outdoors)
Start (July 2006)
Deadlift 167 lbs x 8 reps
Squat 167 lbs x 5 reps
Bench Press 107 lbs x 7 reps
Push ups 22
Seated shoulder press 47 lbs x 10 reps
Deadlift 191 lbs x 9 reps
Bench Press 127 lbs x 1 rep
Incline Bench Press (45 deg) 87 lbs x 2 rep
Seated Shoulder Press 67 lbs x 4 reps
weighted pullup 46 lb
10k run 54:27