Why you should get outside

Wait… isn’t the gym good? Sure. But it’s not the only game in town. Nor should it be. We need non-gym movement, or play, for long-term physical development. That translates into a healthier, leaner, stronger, more agile body that’s able to handle a whole variety of life demands (see: Apocalypse, zombie). And more importantly: Most of us need to remember what fun feels like.

Your strength and abilities might look cool on the gym floor, but they’re not worth much if they don’t pass the real-world test.Gym movements like a bench press or double unders might feel hard while you’re doing them.But they’re actually pretty simple, compared to most real-world physical tasks like dribbling a basketball down the court and putting up a shot, dropping into a wave, or even household chores like shoveling, carrying, or hauling stuff. (Or chasing your kid around for those of you that have them.)

Adding play helps you road test your body.You can prove and practice your newly acquired (or re-acquired) physical abilities in complex, real-world activities. Generally, we don’t exercise to get better at exercise. We exercise so that we can go and do other cool stuff. All the training you do — strength work, conditioning, movement work — is just a way to give you the ability to play, forever.

The more you play as you develop these capacities, the more you can reap the benefits of training in other areas.

So get out there!    🙂

Strength:

Press/Chin up Superset*:

1A)Press:

3×5 Linear Progression

Add 5lbs from last weeks working weight. Reminder, these are sets across. Meaning you will be using the same weight for all 3 working sets.

1B) Chin Ups:

3×3

These should be a “challenging” three. That will mean something different person to person. Be it less band than your used to or adding weight. Ask me if you don’t know where your at.

 

*Superset means that you perform a set of exercise A (in this case the Press) and then after a short rest, 30 seconds to a minute, you perform a set of exercise B (in this case the Chin ups). You then rest a short period before returning to exercise A and continue in this fashion until all warm up and work sets are completed.

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Conditioning:

For Time:
20 Toes-to-Bars
40 Squats
15 Toes-to-Bars
30 Squats
10 Toes-to-Bars
20 Squats