"There's a pattern to it of course, " I said when talking about what we would be doing. Last week I realized that I've somehow reverted to childhood activities with a few of my own workouts with friends. While most of my motivation is internally generated, lately I've been having a whole lot of fun inviting fit friends to "come over and play". Sometimes I'm testing out workouts or approaches, and sometimes its just for fun that happens to also be a fairly serious workout. How does this relate to childhood? Well, basically being outside, climbing on stuff, and making up "games"--in this case the "games" tend to be challenging but scaleable strength/power circuits.
Those who train with me know how much I love finding a new "fit trail"! Imagine the delight in finding a fit trail AND a large open field full of mostly soft grass, but not chemically treated to the point of the local soccer fields (those make me itch and that's freaky... and scary because... chemicals!). While this requires a little "scouting" to make sure no hands end up in ant hills, I always scout out the ground where I will be flinging myself around anyway. No nasty surprises, please...
Anyway, in honor of "Monkey Bar Monday" below is a workout video that I finally got around to editing for you! The circuit includes pullups,, cartwheels, and of course the monkey bars!
It takes courage to do cartwheels as an adult... watch how bad they are on my non-dominant side! HAHAHAH!!!
There's 3 rounds of this in the video! :) Hope you enjoy!
There's a lot more to write and a lot more adventures to share, but I wanted to put this little workout here to tide you over. It's an appropriate interlude since it was designed to help out on a day when I figured that at least one member of the Mike Krivka has in Code Name: Indestructible some of which are smart/sane versions of AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) workouts.small group (including myself) would be experiencing or approaching "decision fatigue". It's just that kind of week, so when I get that feeling its time to stack the deck in the favor of good outcomes and default situations of an optimal nature. Also wanted to choose something that would "self-scale" to everyone's abilites and energy levels. Since the people showing up all really know what they're doing, I can count on them to know when to really dive in, and when to back off. This workout allows for that nicely. This sort of workout was originally inspired by some of the workouts
This fun challenge I wrote up for a friend and I became a neat strength endurance challenge of the "accidental cardio" variety (in places). I've been gearing up for Zach Even-Esh's Underground Strength Coach workshop in Orlando, and essentially using that as an excuse to come up with more "General preparedness" workouts inspired by his book the Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning. Not to go too far into this next subject, but as a lot of these sort of are usually attended by a bunch of guys, I make it my personal responsibility to be super prepared as to not be needing any special treatment. I take great pride in that sort of thing and NEVER want to be the reason that a workshop is slowed down. Gotta be able "to hang" as "they" say. Right?