How do you wake up a sluggish, slow starting day?
I don’t know. I usually go for a walk with my dog. That gets me started. After that, usually drink a couple cups of coffee, and head to the nearest weights. SMASH IT! And then I feel alive again. Pretty basic.
But what if you don’t have weights? Or worse, a gym?
Winters coming soon, maybe already here, and there will be days where the gym is closed. Last year, this worse case scenario hit me like a ton of bricks: On Leg Day. The worst possible day to miss out a workout. For me, leg day is the key stone to any routine. Nothing makes you stronger!
So what did I do? Cry? Weep in a dark corner, sobbing, and muttering nonsense? Nah. I took my old ass 90’s box tv set and SQUATTED THAT THING! Front squat madness. Did that for a couple sets, started getting my heart rate up, and I was off. Next was stuffing my gym bag with those expensive textbooks I spent a fortune on, and SLAM! I had myself the makings a leg press.
Not quite. It wasn’t very heavy for me. I also had someone help me stabilize the bag so it wouldn’t crush me. Note on safety! LOL
So, I grabbed another gym bag and stuffed that with books. These are very large, full size gym bags, mind you. Stack the two together, and pressed the shit out of them. Deep, slow, controlled, meticulous movements. Got a pretty good burn going in the quads and hamstrings. By now I was feeling awesome with myself. But I wasn’t done.
I took the first bag, held it up to my chest with both arms-hands supine- and ran up the stairs and back down. CRUSHED IT!
It felt so good I had to do more. I stacked the second bag up and tried to sprint up the stairs, but it was too difficult. So I switched to more concentrated lunges up the stairs. An incredible leg and full body workout at this point was kicking my butt. This stupid plan was working! Did two sets of this, and WAM! I was done. Burned and alive.
So, this winter, don’t let that old fart Winter ruin your day by killing your workout! There is always a way to get your sweat in.