Fri Jan 16, 2015: Lessons Learned

We all learn lessons. Some are learned the easy way others are not. I learned a painful lesson today: be very aware of your surrounding, particularly when exercising and especially when doing pull-ups. More specifically, check above your head when doing pull-ups. Even if you’re very used to an apparatus/environment and think you know of any inherent hazard because you never know when you might spontaneously start doing a version of pull-ups you’ve never done before and the previously unhazardous becomes hazardous.

The metal bars that were not an issue with most pull-up versions but became an issue when doing the explosive side switching pull-ups I was doing…
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After drifting too far to the side, my 6 or 7th pull-up resulted in slamming into the end of the first metal pole and an emergency room visit…
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11 staples but spirits remain high. I guess the universe was encouraging a few days off. 🙂
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Tues/Thur Jan 14/16, 2015: Park Training

Twice this week I got out to local parks to run around, get some sun, fresh air and exercise. Tuesday I went to a playground and explored all the little things I could do on and around the playset. Thursday I headed to a regional park and messed around with the little fitness course they had set up along the rim pathway of the park. Some simple and old school exercise stations but fun nonetheless…

Here’s my video of the basics of park training:

Monday Jan 12, 2015: Bodyweight

After a little hiatus from posting workouts we are back on track. Most of what you’ll see here the next month will be simple and bodyweight oriented as I continue to train for a potential return to American Ninja Warrior…

Bodyweight Training

A.M. Skill & Strength Development

7-8 Alternating sets of:
Handstand Holds/One Arm Holds against Wall
Hanging/One Arm Hanging/Front Levers

P.M. Playground Fun & Games

30-40 minutes of swinging, puddle jumping, long jumping, precision jumping and climbing on the playground equipment. Found a nice tight rope and a great boulder to climb around on but mostly just had fun goofing around and creating little games/challenges…2015/01/img_0155.png