New Workout Routine: Get Strong

Ive been doing the Reddit Bodyweight Recommended Routine off and on for 2 years. I have seen some very good results in that time. It has helped me get into some of the best shape of my life. Still I am feeling like a change would help me progress mainly with my pull ups.

A few days ago I did a basic search for “calisthenics blog” and came across Al Kavadlo. He is a high energy hilarious personality with a lot of exercise knowledge. Then I saw they have a book and got it.

Today was our first workout. Kate started on Phase 1 and I’m on Phase 2. We both got through our workouts and enjoyed them incredibly. Looks like we got a new game in town.

Get Strong Paperback by Al Kavadlo and Danny Kavadlo. An intelligent, realistic 16 week plan from the Kavadlo brothers who have achieved supreme feats of calisthenics strength—like the one-arm pull up, the human flag and the back lever—they have also spent decades helping thousands of clients meet and often exceed their training goals.
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Today’s Workout – Walkin’ in the rain

It is raining like cats and dogs here in Napa. Naturally Kate is out of town so I get all this great weather to myself, and the doggers.

Super excited to be here!

Still I wanted to get a workout in even with less than ideal weather. We have a nice trail around camp here so I put on my rain jacket and had a nice 46 minute walk in the rain. I should have taken more pictures but there were little Bambi’s and a lot of rain. Oh it is also very green here in Napa.


Wednesday Workout

Back at Himmel Park today for my bodyweight workout. Today marks the 108th bodyweight workout I have logged since February of 2017. My handy Google sheet tells me that anyway.

If you are interested in the workout this is the one I follow (although I haven’t been doing the handstand and skin the cat skill work lately):
Reddit Recommended Routine 2017


Workout at Himmel Park

One thing I enjoy about being in Tucson is working out at Himmel Park. It’s an 8 minute bike ride from where we stay and they have all the equipment I need to do my body weight workout.

On the west side of the park are pull-up bard and parallel bars for dips and l-sits. Once I’m done there I head to the west side where there’s a bar for rows and I do push ups on the grass.

Excercise Travel

PBR: Pumps, Bumps, and Rollers

Our friends Jen and Derek introduced us to the Mile 18 area for mountain biking earlier this year. Kate is just getting her dirt wheels under control and PBR is a great trail to get started on. However as the description reads below it’s still fun for any skill level.

2 miles of nonstop grins! Nonstop banked turns and features flowing into each other. Very fast and with enough speed you’ll be in the air a good amount of time (though everything is rollable).

This is the perfect trail for intermediates to work on skills, or experts to let it rip. Everyone will be happy with this one.

Via MTB Project