There are many ways to switch up workouts to make it less of a workout and more of a fun challenge. Take for instance all the people who became obsessed with being a Ninja warrior. They have a goal to reach their buzzer but are pushing themselves to be in peak physical performance in a different way. Here are a few different activities that I use when I need to switch it up.
Cinder block throw
So a buddy of mine and I became obsessed at some point with wanting to train for one of these obstacle courses you see advertised everywhere. One thing that you need is decent arm straight a way we learned to gain that was by tying a rope to a cinder block and throwing it as far as we could. After throwing the block we would use the rope to pull it back to you and repeat. The crazy thing is after doing this for weeks on end you get a crazy grip from pulling the rope but also build some decent guns from flinging a concrete block around.
Rock Carry/ toss
With the same concept as the block throwing we had to add some cardio. So what we ended up doing was running down to the crick and picking the biggest rock we could carry to start. This rock then we would carry for so far and then throw it. Where the lock rolled to we would have to walks and pick it up. You feel this one in your core from constantly bending over and picking up the rock but it also gets those legs moving.
Last but not least the tire flip. I remember reading somewhere the crazy abs that those guys in three hundred had were developed by tire flipping. Tire flipping is actually an art if you do your research and have a big enough tire. There are different moves involved with picking up the tire and trying to flip it over. All I know is in the heat and the flipping you tend to burn a lot of calories and sweat your booty off.
Ok well that is it for this post but I hope you liked it so get out there and try something new. If you liked the post hit that like button and tell your friends.
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If you are a regular gym goer you have probably heard the saying friends don’t let friends skip leg day. This is due to the fact that so many people work around not working out their legs. Last time I was at the mall I saw this guy with this giant build walking around like king kong. The funny thing is when his legs came visible you could tell he did know what a squat was. Take it from me don’t be that person that doesn’t work out every part of your body because you are letting down your body and from an aesthetic stand point you will look kinda silly.
So I here is a basic leg workout to change them chicken legs into a nice beefy foundation.
Squats 4×10= This is the big daddy=o of them all work out. The key to squatting is simple squat down like your taking a poop in the woods. (what the old football coach would say) You want to go down till you at least hit 90 degrees then pop back up. Also while you do this be careful because if you lose your balance you can get seriously hurt or hurt someone else.
Leg press 4×12– the key to leg press is same as squatting bring the weight down till you hit 90 degree and then punch the weight back up. The problem most people face is their butt coming off the seat to push the weight up. Your going to want to not cheat on this and use the side handles to keep your butt planted and use all leg power to get the weight back up.
Leg curl 4×12– When doing leg curls the most important thing is to not flop your legs down after you raise the weight. Control is important all the way through till you are back at the starting position.
Leg extension 4×12-Same as the curls you want to control the weight all the way up and all the way down. If you haven’t noticed there is a common them with lifting and a lot of it is controlling the weight. anybody can just throw weights around but to harness it and use it to get the best results is more of a challenge.
Calf raises 4×15– This exercise can be performed on a machine or by using weight to hold you down and raise your calfs up. The easiest way to think of this exercise is tippy toes you want to get on the ball of your feet and raise as high as you can and then back down to touch your heel.
Well that’s a basic as it comes leg work out to start out. If you liked what you read hit that old like button and share with your friends.
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Its Saturday night and this is your reminder not to drink too much alcohol! I myself have gone down this rabbit hole and derailed my fitness progress. Here are a few reasons why to make you keep this idea in the back of your head.
One reason you don’t want to be drinking too much alcohol is it is all empty calories. When people talk about empty calories they mean food or drink that doesn’t give you nutrients. By you drinking this alcohol it is just added to your caloric intake and it sits there. If you are keeping a pretty strict diet this could throw you over for the day after having a few beers. But this doesn’t just stop with the beer calories, the problem gets worse over the course of the night. The more you drink you get hungry now and that basket of wings or mozzarella sticks is looking pretty good right now. These are more empty calories that keep piling up and next thing you know you are on a huge caloric overload and the day is shot.
Another reason to try to avoid too much alcohol while trying to stay fit is testosterone. Testosterone levels are killed by alcohol and deletes muscle growth. As you well know testosterone is the key hormone that helps you build muscle and without having the peak amount you will not have your full potential.
Lastly if you drink too much and do not complement your alcohol with water your going to have a pretty bad hang over. Learn from my past mistakes and make sure to be drinking plenty of water before the end of the night. waking up with a huge hangover kills an entire day you could be at the gym or out doing something active with your day.
Well that’s it for today’s little bit of advice I hope everybody has a great day! If you liked please share with your friends and hit that like button.
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Mondays are the start of the week and how you start sets the tone for the days to follow. Every Monday you need to make sure to hit it hard no matter what you are doing at the gym or other kind of physical activity that you are doing. Most of the battle with staying in decent physical condition is the battle in your head to just do what you need to do.
Everybody dreads a Monday because it signifies back to work or back to the old grind, but when it comes to reaching goals it doesn’t have to be that way. When you are trying to achieve something with your body you need to mentally prepare and be ready to seize the day. . You need to train your brain to look forward to going and crushing a workout with every fiber of your body starting on that Monday. By doing so you will be more motivate to get in the gym and pound out a solid work out with 110% and not dreading work or whatever else you have going on. And in turn this will spill on to the next day.
When you feel the success of your work out on that first day you will want to feel that again. This will lead to Tuesday and you having an intense work out then and so on and so forth. This all starts by you setting the tone feeling great and doing it over and over again.
But that is my tip for the day and I hope everybody had a good Monday and gets ready to conquer Tuesday. If you liked what you read hit a like and share with your friends.
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