Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Explosive Body Weight Conditioning!

Here's a great body weight only explosive conditioning workout. This one is very intense and a little advanced, so if you're new to training take it easy. If you're not quite ready to perform plyo push ups, lunges, or full burpees then just use regular push ups or lunges to start. For help with burpees just check out this blog post with a video on burpee progressions! If you don't have an Equalizer Total Body Strengthening System (the yellow bars in the video) then you can use gym rings for the rows, and lay down tires/sticks/agility ladder for the hurdles. This workout is great for boosting your conditioning to a new level, it's very athletic and very taxing on your metabolic pathways. Try to get through each circuit as fast as possible using correct technique. No rest between the exercises! Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

1st Outdoor Workout Of 2011!

All right!! Spring is FINALLY here and I plan on making the most of the nice weather! You all know that I'm big fan of body weight training and outdoor workouts using "unconventional" equipment, so it's not surprising that I LOVE working out on jungle gym equipment.

Jungle gym's provide a whole host of options for an amazing workout! Regardless of the set up you can usually find some sort of bars to perform dips, pull ups, and muscle ups or benches to use for box jumps, step ups, or to place your feet on during elevated push ups. I could go on forever about the fun that can be had with working out on playground equipment ... but I just don't have all the time in the day. So enjoy the video clip, I'll have more out soon including detailed workouts to try at your park!