Tuesday, April 22, 2008
What's in your trunk?
The "Sled" This is really an "apollo exerciser" from 1981 (or so) fitted with carabiners and 120feet of rope from home depot. It's initial purpose was an exercise tool to fit under the door. It can provide up to 600lbs of resistance using friction of the rope turned inside the machine.
The whole setup which includes a belt to strap in, 2 handles, and a strap to hook the device anywhere I choose.
A kettlebell: at 16kg it is perfect for juggling or throwing around.
A weight vest: 20lbs from WalMart. I can make it tight enough for any plyometric or explosive exercise. At 40 bucks you can't beat it.
A sledgehammer: A GREAT tool, very versatile--I will get into the wonders of the sledgehammer later and in depth, for now just recognize its wrist and grip strengthening and conditioning properties.
What's in the trunk of your car?
Find an excuse to train outside and give yourself an opportunity to do so.