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Friday, October 14, 2016

31 Days Of An Ultimate Fitness Challenge: Day 14 "Get Creative"

The Rolling Stones sang, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" but I don't believe that. There are ways to get what you want and if your goal is to FINISH, then don't stop. That's all. Just don't stop.

One way to get something done is to chip away at it until it's done. CrossFit demonstrates this by stacking a few workout maneuvers, doing all prescribed reps to completion before moving on to the next. That's why they are called "Chippers." But that's how thing get done. One step, one movement, one rep, one set, one at a time.

Sometimes, one needs to get creative. Presently my entire routine is impossible--I can't do my normal fitness activities, but that does not mean I can't get creative. Like when driving cross country--allow yourself a kind of a rest stop and while resting, do a few push ups, a few squats. Sit on a bench, extend your legs out and lift them straight out a few times. You can do it.

Find a playground and rekindle your childhood with the monkey bars.

  • Do Pull-ups
  • Grab a swing, back up as far as you can then extend your arms straight out. Row that swing back and forth--into your body, then out again. 
  • Do Planks--or--assume a plank position with your feet in the swing, bring your knees up to your chest then back out again.
  • Do Bench Jumps
  • Do Triceps Dips
  • Lunges require zero equipment. 

Exercise your mind by finding ways to keep yourself moving and getting strong.

Play Hard! 

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