Change up your pop squats by doing them up a flight of stairs by Esther Recano-Agbulos of Flexmodo
Archive for July, 2011
Pull Ups & Obstacles by Esther Recano-Agbulos of FLEXMODO
Let’s face it…as we all get older, we have more responsibilities to attend to: Jobs, bills, children, family/social obligations, the need for sleep, etc. And it truly does make it harder to find time to get a workout in or fit in any type of physical activity in our busy lives. Not everybody is suited for nor has the luxury to workout 2 hours at the gym every day or run 6 miles every day.
BUT, there goes the saying, IF THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY.
Take a tip from my bro, Eric here. Pretty good build, works 2 1/2 jobs, has 2 kids, yet is able to maintain his physique. He can’t work out every day, but he utilizes his time wisely. During his lunch break, he took his son out to park, while getting a quick back workout at the same time. Get active whenever the opportunity presents itself…and the playground is a perfect place to get some exercise in, while having fun and spending time with your kids. PLUS, your kids get some exercise too, instead of staying indoors playing video games or vegging out in front of the TV.
For those of you who are training for any upcoming obstacle course races, the playground is a perfect training ground to utilize and to improvise to get you ready for some of those obstacles. Take a look around: What can you climb? What can you jump over? E, here, jumps over some benches and climbs up the spiderweb.
These videos were taken at the New Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, NJ. It hasn’t connected to the one in Leonia yet. It’s still under construction. Another great park is Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. If any of you have seen my and Chris’ Obstacle Course video, that’s where it took place. Check out the playgrounds in your neighborhood and I’m sure you’ll find a great place for your kids to play and for you to get some exercise in. THINK FIT, LIVE FIT!
MODIFIED PULL UPS
We’ve done marathons and triathlons in the past. You have to prepare for these events months ahead and be committed to the endeavor. You also have to buy a lot of equipment, not to mention expensive equipment. But there’s something missing. The F..U..N..factor. Mud runs were established to break from the norm. It is not about the destination but the journey. It is not about the finish line but the race. MudManX is all about experiencing the fun of going thru crazy, insane obstacles while getting a little muddy in the process. We want our events to be for everyone. From weekend warriors to the seasoned endurance athlete. From Pros to Joes. To bring us back to the days when we didn’t need Iphones and gps navigation. When getting a little dirty was actually fun.
In addition, the race will be timed because it is a race, and to bring out the competitive nature of all participants. Let’s face it, we want to know how we do in any challenge. Also, because we want to legitimize obstacle racing as a sport. We want to have MudManX someday be broadcast on ESPN. Why not? Jackie Chan once said that there’s a big difference between being silent and doing nothing. Well, we can no longer be silent and we’re doing this! All you need is a good pair of running shoes and a sense of adventure.