For $207 you could buy this at Amazon….
So here comes a new year. So many chances to embrace constructive change. If only I had more control over some of the things I wanted to change, like, I resolve not to catch either a cold or the flu this year. But those type of things aside I’ve embraced the following resolutions:
We will maintain budgetary discipline. How?
I will reestablish physical and nutritional discipline. How?
Goals to achieve by December 31st, 2010
How about you?
Looks fun, doesn’t it? That is exactly what I thought. But the price tag made my jaw drop- $249.95.
So my first thought, aside from selling plasma in order to get my hands on this toy, was how could I build this myself. I have a pretty good idea.
1 sled from the local consignment shop= estimated cost $12 (more…)
Ask yourself the following questions:
- …Bored with your workout?
- …Looking for a change?
- …Tired of stale, bland, banal training like bench presses and bicep curls?
- …Looking to build real world strength and endurance?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions I have a few ideas for you. Some are relatively simple to implement and others will require you to go out and get some workout tools. The necessary equipment ranges from a medicine ball to a tractor tire and a sledgehammer. As a companion to this post I will be posting some pet projects of my own over the next few weeks. The first of which will be a weighted sled with a harness. Since I am pressed for time and this is an introductory post, this post will provide some video links to get you started thinking about some unconventional workouts
Want to Train like an MMA fighter- try tire flipping (at the 1:!5 minute mark)
You might be Surprised to Know that….
Used and Abused: Introducing My New Workout Equipment
Well the summer is almost over for me- about seven weeks remain. Where does the time go? With so little time left and so much I’ve procrastinated on, it is time to catch up. And there is nothing I love more than cramming 3 months of work into less than half the time. From the marriage of my catching up from procrastination AND my love of extremes comes the latest challenge- “Ten Weeks to a Ripped Body…”
1. Drop 20 lbs in ten weeks.
2. Run a 5k (and finish in the money).
3. Complete 10 minutes of jump rope without pausing.
4. A ripped body (11% body fat or less).
5. Read 25 books on my book list & at least 5 books for each of my classes next semester.
6. Keep up with my Bible studies 6 days a week.
7. Spend 30 minutes a day studying Spanish.
No. 1 RULE: NO procrastination, NO excuses.
Over the next week (starting Monday) I will post a series of articles on reaching these goals which will help me work through my planning and will hopefully help some of you who have similar goals. I will also keep you updated on my progress over the next ten weeks. So what is the plan? The workout program will be no non-sense; the nutritional plan will be a no frills affair; and the reading will most likely turn me into a hermit. But it is all worth it. The body that is elusively just out of my reach because of about 15-20 lbs of visceral and abdominal fat; the work I’ve failed to complete all summer that is only 30 books away from being complete; and the quiet times I’ve been missing are all only ten weeks away. When you think about it, is ten weeks really all that long? It is practically tomorrow.
I hope you will join me on this 10 week journey of discipline, hard work, and intensity. I could definitely use your feedback, encouragement, and input as I run through the next 2 months. And as always if you have any questions, just ask.