Goat Push Ups
In a world of quick fixes there is always a new training system just around the corner. The average guy would be better placed picking a handful of body weight exercises and simply focusing on those for the next six months, rather than jumping from one training system to the next. Our bodies are designed to move. In the simplest of terms, we run, push, pull, squat, lunge, twist and bend. Pretty much everything you do will be a combination of these simple patterns. So before you go asking Santa for the latest training gizmo, ask yourself: Can I do thirty push ups, sixty body-weight squats and ten dead hang pull ups?
We call that trio the Everyman Challenge and I devised it as the initial 100 Rep Challenge. And whilst it’s not cool or sexy, it’s the kind of out of the box strength you should have to manage every day tasks. To be honest, if you can’t do that as a minimum then you need to cancel your gym membership, put your kettlebells on Ebay and get back to basics.
I’ll be back with a complete intro to bodyweight training that you can do without any equipment or gym membership required. It’ll help you scale to your own level of fitness. This is Every Day Activity, the kind of health and fitness you can use, year-round.
Check out some 100 Rep Challenges we setup for Mens Health some time ago.
If all else fails you can always get yourself a goat…