Since reading a few articles on Ross Enamaits blog, I have been looking at stuff in a new light. Everything I pass now, I wonder how I could use it in some way to challenge myself. Simple things like poles, fences, walls, slabs of concrete, are all now portable - use anywhere - pieces of gym equipment. Yesterday was inset day and also the last day before my son starts school. I thought I'd use the day to teach him how to ride his bike without stabilisers. The journey to the park turned into a mini-workout, with my son getting as much involved as I was, only stopping until he was bored and wanted to move onto the next. Our first stop was a barrier to stop cyclists from charging down an alleyway. We together performed tonnes of exercises, pull-ups, muscle-ups, jumping, swinging and poking slugs with sticks. I took a few pictures and posted them on instagram while we were there...
We also found things to do with a post we found in a field...
If you are interested in reading the original articles, you can find them here:
The World is your gym 1
The World is your gym 2
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Monday, 29 July 2013
Another video I made several months ago that forgot to post on the blog. This is still my PR for my one rep max on deadlift. I haven't gone heavy in a while, so looking forward to doing something soon.
Here is a video from a while back I didn't share on my blog. It shows my progress with switching between running in place and double-unders, something I refer to as transitioning. It's quite a frustrating skill to develop, since it's mostly about timing and speed; double-unders are difficult to perform without speed and it's cumbersome to try and change the speed of the rope when making a transition. As you can see, it's not perfect, but it's a step in the right direction...
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Inspired by this post: http://rosstraining.com/blog/2013/07/19/rosstraining-on-instagram/
I felt the urge to explore things around the home I could use as exercise equipment. The hardest to find are things to use as pull-up equipment, since not much around the home is sturdy enough to support my weight. However, the stairwell makes for a great pull-up station, even though there is little prospect of being able to use it for muscle-ups. But everybody has a solid floor, on which you can perform infinite variations of press, squat and lunge movements. #NoExcuses