WFH: Push and Pull
Here we are: Monday March 23! The workout today is a bit more advanced. We’re looking to put a little pulling into the workout, so here’s a video on one way to do an Inverted Table Row. It’s like a ring row with no rings! Great for building pulling strength towards your first pullup, too. If you have trouble getting these done as shown in the video, feel free to bend your knees instead to make it a little bit easier. If you have a pullup bar at home, of course you can use that instead for strict pullups…
For the “Tap-Tap-Pushups”, they are what they sound like: hold the high plank and tap the left hand to your left shoulder, tap your right hand to your right shoulder, and then go for that pushup! You can scale this onto a chair or coffee table if your pushups aren’t ready for doing on the ground, but give it a shot!
Finally, good old air squats. You know what to do.
What you may NOT know how to do is to handle being at home all day, surrounded by snack food and unable to get out. Hell, you might not even know how to cook. That’s okay – cooking tutorials are why god created youtube, right? Being at home and with restaurants strongly curtailed is a great time to do more home cooking. That home cooking doesn’t have to be fancy, but with a little attentiveness you can take control of your intake in a whole new way!
I can talk a lot about meal planning (and I will, in future weekly blogs here) but I find one of the biggest things that catches people is the inadvertent snacking that comes from just kicking around the house all day. It can really help to set a structured meal time and stick to it! Not snacking is easier to accomplish when you know you’ve got a lunch you’ve got to prepare or a dinner you need to start cooking in an hour.
One more tip I’ll give you tonight is this: there’s never been a better time to stay well hydrated. Keep a scoreboard at home. Grab yourself an empty Peanut Butter jar – it’s about 2 cups, or 16 ounces. Depending on your body size, you’re going to want fill and drink about 6 to 8 of those each day. (12 to 16 cups)
Why am I talking about this? Well, it’s real easy to catch yourself snacking when what your body really needs is a touch of water. Maybe if you set that hydration as a goal, and use that impulse to snack as a reason to work towards that daily hydration goal instead.
Maybe this is the thing you can finally use a whiteboard marker for at home! Draw a line down the jar, and swipe a finger through every time you drain it. You’ll be hitting those goals in no time!
WFH WOD: 5 Rounds for Time 10 Tap-Tap-Pushups 15 Inverted Table Rows 20 Air Squats * see video above for Row demo. If you just can’t make it work, switch out for situps instead.