Friday, May 30, 2008

What do you see in these pictures? Take a lucky guess...



Ok...did a great TT workout this afternoon in the San Diego sun (sorta..sigh. Will tell you the details later) at a place parents love to take their kids, where the kids love to play all day long and when they get home - crash in bed all day too. You finish guessing here? You sure now? Yup...the park!

And why do they get all the fun out of parks than us old folks do and don't seem to get the same effects as they do when they get home all sweaty, tired and beat up??? Well, there's more than meets the eye here (hey that sounds like a great movie quote from last year). This can be your own gym if you really wanted to and with a great monthly TT workout for June by Craig Ballantyne - the choices are absolutely endless!

There are monkey bars, parallel bars, benches, tables, stairs, walls, grass to run in...you name it: you can make it your gym if you really wanted to. Seriously.

These pictures were taken from the park across the street from where I live (literally..we live just a few yards away from where that pic was taken). Looking at this park at first glance and you wouldn't think much of it than a place kids can play and parents can watch - sitting, standing for countless hours. After a great workout I read up today at Turbulence Training, parks will never be looked at the same way again (truthfully, I've done a few workouts at this park and a few others a few times in the past).

The weather was absoulutely fantastic today. Nice gentle wind...clear blue San Diego skies - what else is there not to ask for? So I took it upon myself to give the park a try and do my workout there with my boys. Unfortunately the workout was prematurely stopped due to some high school kids on skateboards (do the math here moms and dads) brought a bit of a concern for my kids safety... so not giving my kids any time to think here, I decided to cut it short with my eldest twin son crying home unfortunately. Finished the actual workout thankfully within the confines of my own home and in 30 minutes - I was done. Thing about working out in parks...timing. May have to make this an earlier workout next time.

Anyway, the park is a great place to workout and just get out there and have some fun. There's plenty of things one can use at your disposal. It's just a matter of using creativity and making that creativity work for you is all.

Again, this is what TT will do for you...you can practically take it anywhere. Never be gymless again!

6 comments:

www.kalililla.com said...

Nice park! You're lucky to live nearby.

Andy said...

Hi Kali!! Thanks for dropping by. Yes, it sure does!

Andy

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

killer workout equipment, and at a great price too!

Andy said...

Good one! Definitely an indispensable, killer piece of equipment that can't be bought at stores and can be used all year round, Craig. All one really needs to pay to use it is a simple trip to one of them nearby your neighborhood and you're ready to go. :)

Juan said...

Hey bro I love those pictures man. Its gorgeous for sure.

Actually I have a new appreciation for working out outside. Doing some light exercises outside over the weekend was very refreshing. I second your idea on going to a park and making it work for ya.

Fat Man X said...

I wanted to ask you how you manage time - I'm a busy dad of two whose days go from 6 am to 1am. I've started eating clean, but I'm having trouble finding that elusive 30 to 45 minutes to get a workout in consistently. Any thoughts on this subject would be appreciated - thanks.