One of the best way to keep your self at your training regime is to keep a log - and so I'll use this log as a way of recording my training sessions.
I train for general fitness, for health, and for strengthening yourself for daily activities like lifting a heavy load off the floor - hence I Deadlift.
I steer away from isolation exercises, and machines if I can - I live by Cross Fit training methodologies:
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied, if not randomized, functional movements executed at high intensity. Let’s give life to this description and see how this program, honed from years of clinical experience, goes about forging elite fitness.
Man’s world, nature, is full of movement. Our standing, sitting, throwing, lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, running, and of course, punching are all quite natural. They got us where we are. They are part of our design. These natural, primal, movements influence the exercises included in CrossFit’s workouts.
Thats why I thrive on a barbell - it allows you to mimic real life situations where strength is pivotal. Getting up from a seat effortlessly? You'll get better with barbell squats - and someday you'll climb stair after stair with no perceived effort.
Need to lift a heavy load that is pinning down a loved one? That's why the people at Cross Fit deadlift. It might be a little extreme but there isn't a day you can get by without lifting a heavy load. So why not get better at it? (And minimize injuries to it as well)
HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training
100m Sprints. 20mx2 Sprints. 20m lunges. Tuck jumps. Squat jumps. Box jumps.
Shoulder Press. Barbell Thrusters. Upright Row. Bentover Row. Deadlift. Squat Jumps. Back Squats. Lunges.
Ask yourself: What's your training like, and what are you training for?