My internet nerd friends get the reference there "all the things". Named that because well, there's mobility, calisthenics (pull-ups),, and . Once again, Monday was being Monday and full of all kinds of interesting business related challenges. Still... I wasn't about to skip a workout because of that. After seeing a really fun Facebook Live video of some friends overseas finishing their workout with a shouldered heavy plus walk I had to try it. I couldn't wait one more day! They were going super heavy with theirs, but what I had on hand seemed just about right for my size and my waning energy level....
Here's what I did:
(For reference, for the double swings and for the one leg deadlifts--with bothbecause the were sitting there, I used a pair of . For the carries, I used an "strength" bag that weighs about 50lbs, and a (70lb) . Adjust to your needs--and to what you have around!)
In case my fancy graphic is difficult to read here it is in text:
Honored to be on the Grip Strength for Greater Triumphs is my 16th post over there, and it's still always exciting. If you are visiting because of that post, then thank you very much for clicking though. There's a video below that demonstrates a drill that I hinted about in the blog post. It's a fun way to add a little bit extra grip and coordination challenge into a pull-up training session or a circuit.Blog again today! :)
The idea below is best if you're already able to do 5-6 solid pull-ups as the "hard part" is more jumping up and negotiating the unusual grip, and switching around. You'll also notice that the side NOT holding on to the towel will pull harder. If you're working toward a one arm chin up, you can also add this drill into your training (using a chin up grip) and then over time grab the towel lower and lower with one hand. It gets much more difficult VERY quickly... we could even say exponentially more difficult if you have a longer towel!
Long ago, when I was a teenager, kids would get together with various musical instruments, take over the family garage or basement and (usually) make a terrible racket. Sometimes decent bands would form this way, or decent enough bands. Though much like the style of exercise many of us do, the value was in the practice, and there might ultimately be no great competition or "performance" at the end of it all. Sure, you might open for some college kids' band, or maybe get to play out at a dive bar, but the real "gains" and experiences seem to happen right there in the garage.
Note that in this case "garage band" is to be taken literally and not meant to reference the Apple program. Not that there's anything wrong with Garage Band, it just doesn't suit this metaphor. Any other Gen-Xers out there who had a musical project (terrible or otherwise)? Tell us about it or link to it in the comments if you dare! :)
Anyway, I'd had quite enough of of computer related work yesterday and had a little bit of time. I chose 4(drums, bass, guitar, keys? HAHA) and decided to throw down a little in the car port.
"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.
BONUS Podcast Mini Episode: The SCC-HKC Combo with Adrienne Harvey, Senior PCC and Mike Krivka, Master RKC
This is the first in a series of 4 bonus episodes loosely focused on topics related to the SCC (Strength Calisthenics Certification) and HKC (Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification) workshop combo that Mike and I will be leading on June 11th and 12th in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This will be the first ever combo workshop weekend for the / , and if you register for both, you'll save $, if you register for both before April 30th, you'll save even more. Mike's facility, CrossFit Koncepts is absolutely ideal for BOTH and I really look forward to teaching there again.