construction of the Clean.
No. With the dumbbell. I had fun with some downtime in the gym and found myself with a Bosu ball and a dumbbell. What's a dummy to do. Break it down. My desire to work my shoulders, but not wanting to stand there or worse, sit there - I took a half-kneeling position on the Bosu. This created the opportunity to focus on my balance, how I was engaging certain muscles and presented a challenging way to Clean.
You want to make it a great day? Clean your side of the street. All we can really do is control our attitude and actions. If we pay attention to those places that need to be paid attention to within ourselves our outlook and actions toward others gets a bit brighter, a bit more worthwhile if not at the very least a bit more reasonable.
You have a bunch of reasons to get in motion and make it a beautiful day!
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!
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