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.
One of my weaknesses: dumbbells.
I did dumbbell thrusters today and hang clean and jerks.
And got my butt whipped!
I’ve become pretty good at dumbbell snatches because we do them more often. But not these movements.
I need to add them in at least once every week or two weeks.
So much to do…
I hit the gym and did my own workout.
Dumbbell thrusters and dumbbell push press.
Oh. My. God.
It was hard.
I haven’t done dumbbell thrusters since September. We don’t have enough equipment so my gym never programs them.
I have to practice these. At least once a week I’ve realized.
My friend mentioned I should strive for Regionals. I have all the skills. The strength. The stamina.
What I don’t have though matters:
Ring muscle ups
I’ve realized in the past few days there’s a lot I have to work on.
Being a Games athlete is a full-time job.
I’m just not sure I want CrossFit to be it.
Something to think about and pray about…