Even from my life of semi quite isolation I can see people are using this lock down to make a run at improving their lives. I didn’t see that coming but should have. Selfimprovemnt is a UMC thing becuase they have the time and energy for it. Blue collar guys are too beat up at the end of the day to do much else. They are burned the fuck out and beat the fuck down from doing actual worthwhile work. Now they have the time, and with unemployment plus $600 from the Fed, the resources to do other things. Really fucking weird but there it is. Everything is on lock down so they get to fix their health. Will this last? Will they continue afterward? Probably not. But a non izsue for tbis post
Folks who already have life on lock down are trying to keep that going…. at home which can be harder then folks think. Most people view their home as their place of rest and enjoyment. And rightfully so but that can make it mentally difficult to work out or learn that second language or what have you. Your house isn’t the place for that sort of none sense. I was lucky enough to learn that lesson early in life, from my 1st squad leader who went from a SOCOM E1 to a SOCOM 06 in his 24 years and it’s paid all kinds of dividends over the years. My home office is my home office. I spend 0 leasiure time in it. I practice guitar where I practice guitar. Its the only time I sit in that chair, my Martian and mini amp and books are right there. My garage is where I work on bikes, cars and trucks, it’s where I box and train when the weather is bad. No family discord allowed on my lani or in my bedroom . Etc etc.
Sooooooo…… my 1st bit of advice is to create the space you need and dedicate it to the mission. If you have the free space. It will be a tremendous amount of mental help to view some section of your yard as the place you work out in, the place you practice archery etc etc and thats it…. I have been trying to up my bowskillz….. 45 mins a day of why the fuck do I suck at this
Any rate I know there has been a run on home gym stuff, so I won’t get into any of that stuff. Training at home has been a huge part of my life for decades now….. it’s weird to think that I’ve been an accidental home fitness prepper….so I won’t get to much into what I do, it probably won’t be relevant. I am going to throw down some no serious equipment training ideas for y’all to mess around with
Idea #1 is go buy a sledgehammer and a used tire. Bury said tire, upright, halfway to 3/4’s in the ground. Wail the tar out of that tire with the hammer. I use 3 minutes rounds with 1 minute of rest. Why? Because I love boxing.
Speaking of boxing, you can shadow box.
Matt Furry’s body weight workout book is all over the internet in pdf format. Fo free
Google agility drills and plyometrics. Which can hurt you if your body isn’t ready for the impact so be careful.
There are all manner of things you can do pull ups and chin ups on
Work on your hand strength. You have no idea how beneficial this will be. If nothing else the harder you can grip something the more force you can apply to that something. Supper handy when playing with boobs. Many sport nerd docs think grip strength improves CNS function in general. Some aging experts have noticed men with stronger grips are healthier across all CNS spectrums as they age. Grip is one of the few things I still work on directly. To do this on the cheap just grip the hell out of heavy things that mostly fit into your hand. Like the head of the sledgehammer you just bought. Hold it out and up for time with multiple sets
Army duffle bag, wrap it in duct tape. Fill it full of bullshit, nothing sharp or what have you(rags and dirt maybe?) to the point it’s a semi bitch to get on your shoulder and Google heavy bag lifting workout.
Get a keg of beer. Drink the keg, drill out the top, fill it with water, to whatever weight that makes it a semi bitch to pick up. Shove a plug in the whole, set with silicone sealant. Go to town with it
Find a good size rock, one that’s a semi bitch to lift and put over your head. Go to town with the rock. You can be a pussy and buy rocks, or you can track some down with your truck, dog and a shovel
Plus there is all the regular stuff things folks do like running and what not
Any rate, I should have done this sooner but I have been preoccupied with my own bullshit. A couple of things to add to what you maybe already doing