No rifle needed for a biathlon-esque workout. I like the fast to slow, slow to fast combo of cardio and strength training. Stop to start, high to low, fast to slow is the way to go to mix it up.
Using the skier, get the heart pumping and then set up in a pistol position to Shoulder Press a landmine barbell and a Single Arm Dumbbell Chest Press. A minimum amount of rest keeps the pace up. Take time to control your breathing, aim and fire up the weight. I'm on a one arm at a time kick for the moment.
No skier - hit the rower, do jumping jacks, jump rope, versa climber...take a lap, whatever - be in motion for a minute. I like the full body exposure be it skier or rower. As for moving weight, with the landmine press I am stabilizing from knee to shoulder pulling the weight down. Keep good form up and down, controlling the weight.
For the Dumbbell Bench Press I throw in a trick I was shown using the knee to efficiently move the weight into and out of the horizontal position. Be efficient and effective in your effort to pump and press, fast to slow, while making it a beautiful day to get in motion!
Hey everybody. In my youth I was privy if not prone to twists, sprains and breaks of the ankle and foot. The cause being fearlessness and a late-bloomer Napoleon complex kamikaze sportsing* style. Blessed to be mobile from the foundation up I very much like to pay attention to and indeed give the ankles their due. Whether it be band work, balance or instability effort it has reaped dividends while I'm strolling in my SNKRS, wearing flips walking up the stairs or cleats wielding a 6 foot d-pole on the lacrosse field.
This balancing act may not be for beginners but getting clients on the ball of their foot as they contract muscles furthest away from their ankle has helped their strength and mobility as well as their confidence navigating the uneven terrain of daily life. Be about the bottom up and pay attention to the small things...lest they be your downfall.
Crank your Cankles, get in motion and make it a beautiful day!
In Los Angeles where I get to hang with old friends, pro and college athletes and movie stars. Not all glitz and glamour backstage, where I literally get them in motion, but a ton of fun. While traveling I absolutely make time to workout. It unwinds the stress while supplying the energy to beat back jet-lag and fully participate in all the excitement.
I just wanted to send a reminder to everybody to get in motion and make it a beautiful day. Help someone else or simply motivate them by taking action yourself knowing you are not alone. Being able to see pro athletes off the field, court, track or mat lends itself to a lot of humility AND gratitude for the work they put in to be honored today.
If you are interested in a hotel fitness center workout hit me up and if you're reading this before your daily workout make sure you get 11 reps per set in today...just because.
Watch the ESPY Awards and make it a beautiful day!
It's a great attitude and work ethic whether you find yourself in Michigan or Minnesota or wherever...
We are going to do the "rowing" with kettle bells while keeping that core engaged in a boat or as some un-yoga types still refer to it, a V-Sit. I like using the kettle bells to maintain my forearm, wrist and grip strength. A lot of my clients spend some time throughout their day typing while seated, so guarding against the carpal tunnel syndrome like a New Jersey governor while also captivating their core tends to be a worthy cause.
Coming close to the end of another Summer lacrosse season where my forearms get their work snapping my 6 foot defensive pole at crafty shorties trying to find space to put it in the back of the net. What I'm saying is being old and active takes some extra training AND is totally worth it.
Get in motion and make it a beautiful day!
personal trainer, recovering comedian chatting about muscle from the mean streets of the cul-de-sac