May 2017- The Latest

As life carries me in many directions the Bare 5 Fitness blog has not been getting much love the last several months. My fitness hasn’t slowed down but getting content here has fallen on the priority scale quite a bit. The Playground Ninja has taken a chunk of it and I started playing baseball again so my training and workouts have shifted a bit from where they have been for a good while.

Like most jack of all trade seekers I’m still dabbling in many different things trying to keep good balance and overall proficiency. 

Workouts these days are a little less ninja based and more strength and power based, with a special emphasis on legs and rotation. I haven’t played baseball in 13 years and have some catching up to do so I hope to tailor my training a bit more toward sport performance the next few months. I’ll try to share some of that as I go along. 

All the while I’ve tried to keep up on getting videos of new exercises and workouts out there. The Playground Ninja Fitness Series now has 3 installments (Pull, Core, Push) with another in the works this week. 

Bare 5 covered some SuperMoves…

I’ve also been using barbell and dumbbell complexes lately…

And adding some new exercises to the program…

Hope fitness is finding you all well. 

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The Playground Ninja

If you’ve seen my American Ninja Warrior submission video and some of my recent social media posts than you probably saw this coming…

ThePlaygroundNinja.com

theplaygroundninja on Instagram

The Playground Ninja Facebook Page

playgroundninj on Twitter

It’s been in the works for a while but I made it official a couple weeks ago. They’ll all be pretty simple but I thought it would be a fun way to document my playground ninja activity.

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

February 2017- Video Barrage

I was looking through my phone’s video library yesterday and realized I had about 30 exercise videos I never published so over the course of an hour I blitzed YouTube with a couple dozen new fitness and exercise clips. There’s so many I won’t post them here but they include several ways to spice up your arm training by incorporating body work into it and quite a few ones from the archives that I had never filmed until recently. 

I’ve also added a couple training montages over the last month or so…

Hope all is fit in your neck of the woods and I hope to be posting quite a bit more in 2017!

The Playground 300

Find a playground, any will do. 

All you need is 3 little moves. 

Cycle through til 300 reps and

Quite a workout you will get…

This is what I played with around today. Simple but effective. I used push-ups, step-ups and body rows with rounds of 30, 24, 20, 16 and 10 reps for a total of 300 reps (100 each move). I added 300 seconds of misc hanging at the end for a nice finishing touch. You could use any number of exercises or rep schemes but this seemed just right.  

August 2016- New Videos

I’m still playing around with different things and workouts. Here’s the latest videos from the last month or so…

Thur 7-7-16: Full Body (K2 – 3)

The third in the K2 series of full body workouts…

K2 – 3

Warmup 
Movement Series
Jumping jacks
Seal jacks
Skip
Zig zag
High knees
Butt kicks
Bounding
Running
Windmills

Hanging Series
Shrugs
One Arm Hang
Swinging Scap Protraction/Retraction

Workout

3-4 Rounds of 8-10 reps:
Elevated Split Squat with Bicep Curl
One Arm Core Focused DB Press

3-4 Rounds:
Hamstring Drop Pushup x 6-8 reps
One Arm Body Row x 8-10 reps

3-4 Rounds:
One Arm DB Press x 8-10 reps
Triple Threat Leg Curl Series x 10-12 each

2-3 Rounds:
Ice skaters x 4-6 reps
Ball Rollouts x 10-12 reps
Crunches x 15-20 reps

2-3 Rounds:
Starter Jumps x 4-6 reps
Vertical Tricep Extension x 8-10 reps
Extended Elevated Side Plank x 20-30 seconds

Thur 6-30-16: Full Body (K2 – 2)

The second in the K2 series of full body workouts…

K2 – 2

Warmup
AirDyne
Ring Footwork
Squat and Raise

4 rounds
Cable Push Pull x 10
Cossack Squat (BB) x 12

3 rounds
One arm snatch x 3
Hanging Leg Raise/Skin The Cat x 10

3 rounds
Standing Triple Jump x 2
One Arm Single Leg Row x 10

3 rounds
Back Bridge x 30 seconds
Dips with DB Hamstring x 10