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!

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Jump, Dip & Hang

One of my favorite styles of workouts. A set of jumps, a set of dips, a set of hanging. All different styles and types, over and over again until I feel done. No particular structure other than that, just go with what I feel like. Today it was at the community center and park.

Climbing, Lunging and Handstands 

Today I headed over to Sender One climbing center and ended up doing a pretty neat workout. 

After some rowing, balance work and general warm up I did this circuit. 

Rock Climbing
Walking Lunges
Handstands 

I would climb for about 5 minutes, then grab some DBs for 24 lunges (12 each leg), then work on handstands for 30-45 seconds. After a few minutes rest I went back to the rock wall and started the circuit again. Five circuits took about 45 minutes and was a great all over workout. 

Ninja Training

It’s that time of year again where myself and tens of thousands of other hopefuls apply and are now awaiting word from American Ninja Warrior. In theory the west coast competition happens in mid March which means you’re hoping for a call sometime in February. If March comes around and you haven’t heard anything it pretty much means start training for next year unless you want to be a walk on (which unfortunately means camping out in Venice Beach for a week and a half which most people, myself included, aren’t going to do). 

Although 50,000 applicants for 600 spots means the odds are forever not in our favor, most ninjas keep prepared just in case. So I’ve been doing my usual training program the last couple months which has been unstructured, sporadic and intuitive in hopes of keeping a mild baseline of ninja-fit. I’m not nearly where I was last year because life has pushed my priorities elsewhere but I’m still doing ok grand scheme. 

In general I still train the same ways and keep as much variety as I can. As a goid example the last week has seen 3 “workouts”…

Mild Ninja training:

Rock Climbing/Basketball Shootaround

Gym: 5 circuits of increasing weight for about 10 reps:

Straight Arm DB Flys
Bridging DB Triceps Extension 
Walking Lunge
Hanging Side Crunch & Skin The Cat

I just bought a razor scooter to incorporate as well and can’t wait to play around on that. 

I’ll be sure to share if anything good happens on the ANW front!

Mon/Tues Feb 2/3, 2015: Park Workouts

Back to work after a nice little workout hiatus to heal up and recover. Took my trampoline and pogo stick to the park and played around, looking for as many things to play, climb and hang on that were a bit outside of the box. No real plan, just freestyled things and went with the flow…

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American Ninja Warrior 2015

Basketball ClimberIt’s that time of year to see if the folks over at American Ninja Warrior see some potential in this 37 year old dad of 4. I had a fun time putting my video together this year, even more than last time. The kids play a bigger role this time, which they should, since they are the biggest part of my world…

I’ll keep you updated¬†if I hear from them and if I get picked again I will need some support!

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

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Update & New Videos: Nov 2014

Hi folks, since things have been both slow and unstructured around here there hasn’t been much to publish but I thought I would give a quick update and a few new exercise videos.

Training has been consistent but highly variable and relatively unstructured. I have mostly been combining gymnastics training with playground training but on any given day I might do something different if I feel like it. I’ve also started filming my submission video for American Ninja Warrior so the last few “workouts” have been dedicated to that. Ideally, if selected, most of my training in the near future will revolve around that so I will be sure to detail that as best I can.

Here’s a few of the latest videos…

Bow Hunting Training 102

Bow Hunting Training 202

Bow Hunting Training 302

Bicep Curl Front Squat

Shoulder Dislocates

Shoulder Dump with Medicine Ball

One Arm Hanging Leg Raise