After my last podcast, Sleep - One Of The Key Pillars Of Health, I got a lot of emails from people wanting to know more. So I went back and read this book by Dr. Matthew Walker who is a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. He is also the lead sleep scientist at Google. He wrote a book called Why We Sleepand it has completely changed my perspective on sleep.
I’ve been playing around with the Dice Games recently and seeing how creative I can be. Recently my wrist has been bothering me so I decided to rest it and do some isometric (static) exercises. I mostly focused on exercising my core so I did the following:
It is 10:50 am and I have been working at a serious pace since 7:30 am. So far, we have run 11 miles, 3 sets of stairs, 5 runs up the steepest hill in town, 30 burpees, 30 clap pushups, 200 weighted pullups, 400 weighted pushups, and 600 weighted squats (2 Murphs and a bunch of running). I have already consumed and sweated out over a gallon of water, but right now, I am just staring at a barbell and wondering if I can pick it up. The barbell was 155 pounds and was the single implement to a classic CrossFit hero workout called DT.
All you need is a blank wooden dice, at least 2 of them. I had my friend Max Baumgartner give me some and I went and labeled one dice with exercises and the other with numbers. I will roll both dice and then do that number of reps for that exercise.
I got a question from a listener about how someone might get in better shape to prepare for their Tarpon trip. This could easily be used for any flats fishing trip. It might seem silly to some to think that fishing requires fitness, but most people don’t stand up all day in the hot sun. Leg strength, lower back strength, and proper nutrition and hydration can go a long way to helping you to enjoy your trip much more. If you find this article interesting check out How To Extend Your Guiding Career and Primitive Travelers Survival Guide.
Dr. Izumi Tabata proved that 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest repeated 8 times (4 minutes total) was the way that most athletes can produce the highest output of energy. Today we discuss how to bring the Tabata Protocol into your training. You can feel free to get creative with the workouts and you don’t need any equipment to do it! Below are some combinations that I like to do and some thoughts on ways you can add to them.
Even though we are done with our 10 part hotel series, I want to keep doing some workouts in the format on minimal equipment. I think it is super helpful to know how to do some workouts without as much workout equipment. This workout is one of my favorite and you can do it with any type of workout station - you just need one more workout than you have people (2 people = 3 workout stations). This workout is AMRAP (As Many Round As Possible) in 20 minutes or whatever time you set. Here are some ways you can do these workouts:
We are now at number 9 out of our 10 part series on exercises you can do while you are traveling for work or pleasure. These workouts are ones you can do with minimal equipment and some with no equipment at all, and today we are going to cover jump rope workouts. Whenever I travel I always carry a jelly jump rope that is probably the cheapest jump rope you can get; and I will still get a giant rubber band (Rogue jump stretch band) and I use a blue one, green one and black one. I use these bands for resistance exercises and the jump rope is another tool for exercising aside from the treadmill, stairs or pool.
Sometimes you have work to do, or you are waiting on an appointment and you just can’t leave your hotel room but you want to get in a solid workout. I have for you quite a few bodyweight workouts that you can do and will give you exercises where you can be creative and quick so you aren’t spending tons of time working out. You don’t need any equipment for these workouts and you can do them anywhere, that’s what makes them perfect for traveling and time sensitive situations.
Continuing on with our 10 part series of hotel workouts we are going to talk about what happens when there is no gym in the hotel. At the bottom you will find 3 workouts you can do without any equipment or gym, you can do these virtually anywhere when you are traveling for work or on vacation. These are great bodyweight workouts to do when you have to stay in shape but don’t have the gym to workout in. Or maybe you don’t want to do the dumbbell workouts or the gym is charging you to use the gym. Try out this instead of a gym… There are almost always stairs or a parking garage.
These 3 workouts you can do with nothing but a dumbbell. Forget the fancy gyms and all the equipment, sometimes you just can’t do certain exercises without the equipment. And you don’t always have access to the best gyms, so here are workouts you can do with just a dumbbell.