Men Over 50 Gain Muscle and Lose Weight

Are You a Masters Workout Animal? Take this Five-Question Quiz!

You were out late with friends last night. The alarm goes off at 6:00 a.m for your morning workout, you:

1.  wake up at 9:30 a.m. wondering why your alarm never went off
2.  turn off the alarm, wake up at 8:00 a.m., realize you have a splitting headache and go back to bed
3.  hit the snooze button at least three times, roll out of bed, and make it to the gym 40 minutes late
4.  jump out of bed, slap yourself in the face, search for your workout stuff, dress and make it to the gym on time
5.  wake up before your alarm goes off, jump into your gear you laid out at 2:00 a.m. and hit your workout harder then ever before

You want to finish up your back workout with lat downs but the equipment is tied up on a crowded Monday and you have to be at work, you:

1. see this as a great opportunity to rationalize not doing that last set of your back exercises
2. stand with hands on hips staring at the back of the person’s head thinking this will make them speed up
3. bag the lat downs and go to a repeat of the cable rows you already did earlier
4. tap the person on the shoulder and tactfully ask if you can work in sets with them
5. lift the person off the lat machine via a massive wedgie while whispering in their ear “I own this bitch”

It’s time for your 3:00 p.m. meal when your boss calls an emergency staff meeting, you:

1. had forgotten about the meal anyway
2. rationalize to yourself that the best way to cut body fat is to skip meals
3. figure you’ll find away to get the meal in after the meeting
4. quickly throw the entire meal into a blender and pour the results into a drink cup
5. just eat the friggin meal during your meeting and tell everyone to deal with it

You wake up with the flu, today is chest and triceps day, you:

1. pull the covers over your head and are at total peace, telling yourself this is the most legitimate excuse in the world to miss a workout
2.  pull the covers over your head but feel tremendous guilt and regret for missing your workout
3.  roll out of bed onto the floor and do five sets of push ups, call it good, climb back into bed and pull the covers over your head
4. get up, get your stuff on, go to the gym, realize there’s no way, go back home, get in bed and pull the covers over your head
5. get up, get your stuff on, go the the gym, set a new bench press max PR while spreading the flu to everyone in the gym

You head out the door for your workout at the gym and see that your car has a flat tire, you:

1.  realize the workout is a lost cause today and start changing your tire
2.  must get something in so you do 4 sets of 15 push ups and 3 sets of 20 crunches before changing your tire
3.  cancel whatever you had to do after your workout, change your tire and go to the gym late
4.  call a cab to take you to the gym so you don’t miss a beat
5.  shrug your shoulders, hop in your car, and drive to the gym on the rim, shredding your tire to pieces

Results – add up your total points, your workouts are:

5 – 7 points – secondary to you and you can live without them
8-10 points – of moderate importance to you but not at your center
11-15 points – one of the more important aspects of your life
16-20 points – critical to you life balance
21-25 points – the center of your universe, you are a workout animal!

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