deliberately with a controlled tempo to really feel the muscles working. All that running and karate isn't too easy on the knees so you'd usually find Van Damme on an exercise bike after training or in the morning before breakfast. On the set of Universal Soldier, Van Damme and co-star Dolph Lundgren each had a trailer gym on location to work out in. Between takes, they would pump up for the camera much to the timing/logistical nightmare of director Roland Emmerich. Out in the remote desert on Legionnaire, Van Damme and friend/co-star/kickboxing champ Dida Diafat kept in shape with a makeshift gym consisting of a Chin Up bar, Dumbbells and lawn chairs where Van Damme would perform variations of push ups and dips. For In Hell, Van Damme could be spotted doing push ups between set ups to keep the blood flowing. Long has Van Damme teased fans with a workout video that could be done outside of a gym using a few sturdy chairs to assist in push ups, dips and squats along with isometric exercises to work the muscles and heart with no impact on joints. No sign of it yet though.
On this Saturday morning I continued my Circuit starting day where I got in Kettle Bell Swings, Chins, Push Ups, Machine Rows, DB Pullovers, 1-Arm Preacher DB Curl and Larry Scott JM Press 3 times through followed by forearms, calves, neck, lower back and cardio. My next workout will be focused on legs followed by a Shoulders and Arms day then starting over. Sometimes I'll take a day just to do cardio and go for a swim, row, Versa Climb, shadow box, jump rope, etc since all of those work the entire body.
No way will I be giving Carl Weathers a Predator handshake with weak pipes, so keep pumping!