No gym required to get fit
Guest post by Jeff Turner
First, what does, “getting fit” really mean? No worries, here’s the answer; it depends. Seriously, it depends on your goals, time, gym or no gym, and do you have equipment or just body weight.
My daughter, Brianna (B) just committed to play lacrosse in college. She will be a junior in a few weeks so she has 25 months to prepare. Yes, I’m a proud father, but the point is she has a different view of “fit” than most of us. Playing at the D1 level takes big commitment, the good news is she has an awesome strength coach…and time.
What’s your definition of “fit?” And will your life allow your goals to come to fruition? If you’re one of those, “time-crunched” peeps that would love to be fit (er) or maybe run your best 5k, but just can’t fit the workouts or your runs in, I’d say we have a problem.
Hey! Not getting to the gym is no excuse. Personally, I’ve committed to do all my workouts out the gym for the month of August, I’m gonna get’em all outside, in my basement or hanging in / on the car port.
Push-ups, pull-ups, get-ups, KB swings, flipping tires, bands, and just pulling and pushing stuff can all yield outstanding results (I’ve used all of those movements with 12-71 year olds). Below is a video of B at the park — its just a 90 second circuit, but after 5 rounds it provided more than enough for that day. That’s 7.5 minutes — can you commit to 10 minutes, 4-5 times per week? Of course you can!
The next question is how do you start? How much should you do, and what are the progressions? If you need help starting, let me know. Because you’re a reader of Phitzone.com I’ll tweak your program or get you started on the right path. When you fill out the short contact form, add Phitzone in the subject line.
If you’re committed, and willing to invest a little time (and be consistent), eat right, I promise and guarantee you’ll be amazed with your results.
Visit Jeff Turner at http://fit2play.com
Photo by Steven Michelau