Monday, 29 July 2013

PR on deadlift (205 kg / 250 lbs)

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.

Playing with Jump Rope transitions

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

Your home is your gym

Inspired by this post:

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