32 Days Til 40: Light Legs and Core

32 Days Out: Light Legs and Core

Since my legs were still a bit tired from the weekend I took it a bit easy on them, sticking with some simple bodyweight exercises…

4 rounds:

Jump rope x 40 sec

Lunge to instep x 10

Bridge x 10

2 rounds:

Crunch x 20

Birddog x 20

Side Plank x 20

2 rounds:

Alternating Donkey Kickbacks x 20

Hanging Crunch x 20

Alternating Back Lunge x 20 each

Rope Chop x 20

The previous workouts in 40 Days Till 40: 40 Days of Fitness

33 Days Out: Playground

34 Days Out: Baseball
35 Days Out: Rest
36 Days Out: +40 lbs
37 Days Out: Running and Core
38 Days Out: Yoga
39 Days Out: Bodyweight and Bodyweight Based Weight
40 Days Out: Bodyweight and Bodyweight Based Weight

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33 Days Til 40: Playground

33 Days Out: Playground

Well the body was a little tired today, particularly my legs from all the baseball yesterday so I kept it simple and headed to the playground for some easy upper body work…

Hiked up a hill for some down the stairs body prop sets, which were actually almost 40 feet long…

Followed it up with 40 reps of some mostly upper body exercise…

Body Row x 40
Squat x 40
Pushup x 40

20 baseball bat swings

Swing Row x 23,17
Swing Pushup x 23,17

20 baseball bat swings

Dips 10,9,8,7,6
Pullups 10,9,8,7,6

Body Prop for ~40 feet

The previous workouts in 40 Days Till 40: 40 Days of Fitness

34 Days Out: Baseball
35 Days Out: Rest
36 Days Out: +40 lbs
37 Days Out: Running and Core
38 Days Out: Yoga
39 Days Out: Bodyweight and Bodyweight Based Weight
40 Days Out: Bodyweight and Bodyweight Based Weight

The Daily 15

Fresh off the Daily 10, here's the next level. 15 movements that can anchor your day and keep things in tip top shape. These are standalone but can also be the progression off the first 10.

The Daily 15

Lunge to Pushup
Flying Stork
Bear Walk
Monkey
Frog
Tumbleweed Pushup
Candlesticks
Bridge Press
Hip Dip & Reach
Pistol Squat
Divebomber
Spinning Side Lunge
Windmill
Swivel Plank
Split Jacks

The Daily 10

The inherent challenge in picking a group of exercises to do on a daily basis is pretty massive. When you take into account how different we all are and multiply that by how many ways that we move and function it makes it next to impossible to find a list of a few exercises that gets everything we need. 

But like everyone else I love the attempt. Here's an example of a beginners version of a daily exercise stimulus. This is not an exercise program- just a sample of one set each of 10 reps that moves the body in most of the ways it needs on a daily basis to serve as a foundation or grounding that can be developed over time or simply used as is to keep full body activation a consistent part of your life. 

The Daily 10

10 exercises. 1 set of 10 reps each. 

Shoulder Circles (forward and backward)
Y Squat
Push-ups
Single Leg Toe Touch and Reach
Arch
Mountain Climbers
Cossack Squat
Star Cross Touch
Extended Plank Side Toe Touch
Jumping Jacks

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. 

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!