With the coronavirus causing the world to pause, many people have embarked upon at-home workouts with just minimal equipment. This usually involves just a dumbbell.
I’ve been doing many of these workouts in addition to my lifting regimen, and I can say that I am thoroughly getting my ass kicked.
Dumbbells are a challenge in and of themselves. You have to manipulate them differently, and they will most definitely catch up to you.
When I first started a couple of years ago, every time I’d be extremely sore. Now, I just get beat by them. I am coming to enjoy dumbbells. They are a great break from the barbell that’s for sure.
So with the coronavirus raging, get a set of dumbbells and stay fit. You will come to like them and be good at them. Just another tool in your wheelhouse you’ll have when you need it.
I’ve been googling this for about two weeks now and STILL I can’t find any information.
Even basic stuff: When does the Open start, predictions on what moves will be included, etc.
So I guess I’ll get the conversation started.
I can’t tell you when the Open will start (let me know if you know!).
I can make movement predictions: HSPU, double unders, chest-to-bar pull-ups, thrusters, and dumbbells. Probably a row. Bar muscle-ups. Toes-to-bar. A climbing barbell sequence.
I think dumbbells will definitely make another appearance. Either that or we’ll repeat 17.1 since Dave Castro always repeats one of the previous Open workouts.
A word of advice: you need to be preparing NOW! You got five months. Pick the moves you want to get better at and put a program together. Improving overall is good as well, but you need to concentrate on skills at this point.