Basic Movements for Daily Life

Archive for January, 2015

This

This…

…is some of the stuff I have in my basement…

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…is more of the stuff I have in my basement…

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…stuff looks at me each time I make my way down  the stairs to the basement…

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…stuff can be used damned near anywhere…

…stuff keeps me in reasonable shape…

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…stuff takes up a small amount (relatively speaking) of space…

…stuff can kick your ass…

…stuff can be used in a space easily about the size of two or three yoga mats placed beside each other…

…stuff will show you how strong you are, how strong you can be…

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…stuff will reveal your weakness and show you areas you need to improve upon…

…stuff helps me release stress and tension of a trying day…

…stuff will make you sweat…

…stuff can be used by young and old…

…stuff will make you strong…

 


Hey, It’s Been A While

How’ve you been?  Well, I hope.

It’s been ages, eh?  Seems it’s been months since I’ve scribbled (typed) anything on here.  Well, let’s end that slump now, shall we.

It’s been a very, very busy number of months.  We’ve moved from Central Alberta to Regina and I’ve dusted off some kettlebells, taken out the club bells and plan on seeing what I can do with my rope (turns out there’s no room in the basement for the ropes).

During the Lazy Time, I’ve gained some weight, gotten a tad ‘softer‘ and have found myself a bit winded a times.  Diet has been hit and miss and certainly not as diligent as it used to be.  But, I’m working on that.

I’m now facing a few challenges with training space.  I have a good sized room in a basement, but not a lot of ceiling height. What this has forced me to do is focus on things that are kneeling when it comes to overhead work.  Kneeling presses.. plus more of a focus on kettlebell cleans.  An interesting challenge, but one I’m gonna work around.

I’m figuring some things out.

I’ve resorted to Half Turkish Get Ups – hips down and sometimes hips up.  I’ve started doing more cleans, kneeling presses, pushups, arm bars, swings (two handed and one handed), lunges and more.  Amazing what you can figure out when you limit your space.  I makes you step out of your comfort zone or revisit some other things  you may have forgotten about.

Scientists or some other notable folk have determined it’s within this part of January resolutions have gone by the wayside.  I say prove ’em wrong, no matter what your limitations might have.  Figure out a way.

There’s always a way.