I’m typing this from my smartphone – so please excuse typos (more than you’d normally, hehe).
Just got done with an excursion to the local park – and a mini-evening workout – the first evening workout I’ve done here , by the way.
Did some pull-ups and dips. About 50 push-ups. And capped it all off with a few swings up and down the monkey bars – and then of course a few sprints as well.
The pull-ups were done on a slightly less thick bar than I’m used to – but all good. I’ll find a thicker one – and YOU, my friend should find a tip right there in this sentence … and one that I’ve covered ad infinitum, and yet one that constantly needs to be repeated if just for the sheer number of people that routinely and amazingly ignore it.
Felt great, my friend – – and to finish it all off, I figured I’d “finish” off where I started – – with a few pushups – – albeit done differently from what most people would think of doing ’em as.
I did some “table” pushups – which I talk about extensively in 0 Excuses Fitness – and these, my friend are some of the BEST forms of pushups you can do for yourself on a regular basis.
Believe me now and trust me later, just HOLDING this position (in proper form) can give you a workout unto itself – and if you’re the average overweight adult – well – you’ll feel your hips and lower back give way within the space of a few seconds.
If you can knock off around 5-10 of these the first time you try ’em – as well as hold for about 30 seconds or more WITHOUT collapsing, you’re already way, way above the rest of the pack my friend.
And of course, there’s always ways to make things harder – – as evidenced by the picture beneath! I’m using my four year old as added weight – and believe me, even 17 or extra kgs feels TOUGH once you hold for about two minutes or so in perfect form.
So that was my workout for today – sorry – tonight. If you work out today – make it a great one – and make sure to include some table pushups in there as well!
P.S. – Along with table pushups, the REVERSE pushup is another great one that I talk about in 0 Excuses Fitness – – and you can literally weave an ENTIRE workout around just these two exercises, my friend. And folks that have done so for a while have written back raving about the new found lower back and tricep strength they’ve accquired – without doing a single pull-ups. Without further delay then, push on to the following link and find out what the fuss is all about – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/