Well, unless you've been hiding in a cave, you've heard that presidential candidate Barack Obama adheres to a strict fitness routine. Are you surprised? This man leaves no stone unturned in his quest to be the best!
So, just how does Barack maintain that lean, wiry frame of his, even in the midst of a grueling political campaign? Well, he hits the gym just about every day. Yes, with all that he has on his plate these days, the man doesn't miss one workout. Now THAT's some diligence and determination. I'm impressed! I'm sure Michelle really likes it too! ;)
Here is a brief sum up of Obama's fitness routine:
Treadmill 15 mins, stationary bike 15 mins, elliptical 15 mins
Shoulder presses - 50 lbs
Overhead dumbbell extensions - 50 lbs
lying tricep presses w/ 15 lb dumbbells in each hand
tricep push downs
step ups on a high platform holding dumbbells
heel raises (calf machine) 70 lbs
He does reps until complete muscle fatigue
This weight training routine was obviously on his tricep and shoulder work out day
Obama also engages in a bit of basketball when time permits, and when he can find a game. So, who's the man, seriously? LOL!
I'm liking the idea of a fit, lean, mean president. A role model already in so many ways, the fact that he's also a fitness guy is bound to be a good influence on more than just a few. And I wonder who would win in a street fight between him and McCain...
McCain is a tough old bird, and I wouldn't underestimate him. I bet he's got tricks! But I'd bet on Obama to win in the end! ;)
Now, if this man can keep his gym commitments even in the midst of all that he has to deal with during this exhausting and grueling campaign, while also still being a Daddy and attentive husband, what's your excuse for not getting out there and getting your fitness in?
Next time you start dragging your feet about going for a run, getting down in the floor to do some push ups, or getting dressed for the gym, just think about Obama! I bet he's working out RIGHT NOW..... :)