I don’t like to spend a lot of time working out. I like to play. I like to run and do handstands. I like to do acro and arm balance. I like to read and write and learn and play video games.
I don’t like to work out for the sake of working out. I workout, though, because I have goals to hit. And the more I progress in my practice, the more I understand how necessary it is to focus on foundational strength.
Reps before tricks.
My afternoon and evening are booked today, which means I had to squeeze in my workout this morning. 30 minutes of intense movement is my daily repertoire, minimum. And today, it consisted of 70 pull-ups and 90 push-ups. 3 different kinds of pull-ups; 3 different kinds of push-ups, alternating between the two exercises. By alternating between push-ups and pull-ups, I dramatically reduce fatigue and can extend my workout for much longer, increasing my muscle endurance.
This helps with longer handstand holds and more stable arm balances 💪👊
If you’re free in the evening, come to Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point for sunset yoga in the park, by @iheartyoga_org. We start at 5:30p, and I’ll be teaching a class unfolding from fundamental postures. I hope to see you there!