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Offline AllyBelly

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Backyard bits and peices
« on: March 07, 2012, 04:29:39 PM »
Hi,

Just thought i'd share the workout I did this morning because it felt so good and outdoorsy :) I did a half hour workout using things I found in my parents backyard. There was a car tire hanging off a high branch of a tree, a heavy-duty car rim weighting about 8-10kg, and a sledge hammer weighing about 6kg.

Workout circuit:
Tire to ground and then back up to branch x 10
Squats with car rim x 12
Hammer swings (as if crushing something in front of me) x 10 each arm
Side lunges while holding hammer
Standing Presses (if that's what they're called) with hammer x 20 (swapped the side with the weight on it after 10)

Did this circuit 3 times and then finished off with a plank hold and a brief bought on the rowing machine.

other things in the yard try try out: Wood pile (I could move all wood to a different place and then move back again), shoveling gravel, big heavy rope (could attach to something and do that thing where you hold one end and slap the rope up and down), buckets of water, big branches, stairs, and might be able to find something to make a sleigh out of and carry wood blocks or tires.

I really dig this kind of "real-life"/functional workout. Us females don't always gets lots of opportunities to do this kind of work - time to make the opportunities myself!

AllyBelly

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Re: Backyard bits and peices
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 05:17:19 PM »
Good work


Offline Bearso

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Re: Backyard bits and peices
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 05:29:52 PM »
SWEET!

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Re: Backyard bits and peices
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 06:32:11 AM »
An old wheelbarrow bucket would probably work well as a sled.

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Re: Backyard bits and peices
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 04:24:33 PM »
Good idea!