Do stuff that scares you…

handstandsatRCF09

It often only takes something as simple as a handstand to put the worry up someone.

That's part of why they are such effective exercises.  Forget about bodyweight/gymnastics/relative strength etc, just getting up into that position might be terrifying enough for you, thus learning to do it is going to help you in many more ways than just strength.  If you succeed at getting yourself inverted after some dedicated practice, maybe other things aren't going to look so difficult either....

Here's a couple of simple yet scary things I thought of, that would likely improve our lives if we tackled them .  The speaking one is huge for human beings unfortunately.  It was hands down the scariest part of high school for me for some reason, but if I hadn't gotten over it, I wouldn't be guest lecturing at AUT tomorrow, that's for darn sure.  I probably wouldn't have this amazing gym and be surrounded by an amazing community either.

Public speaking.

Say hi to every stranger you see in the morning (ok, maybe not if you are going down Queen Street!  Just the neighbours maybe.....)

Swim in the ocean

Climb a tree

Bungee Jump/Skydive/Bridge Walk

And if the humble handstand is a doddle for you, then let's try it on parallettes.....or in the rings.....or how about some somersault work?  We can always find something in here to challenge you, now how about you find something out THERE to challenge you to?

Tuesday 10 June

FITNESS

Pushpress 3 x5
Pullup 3 x 1-2

5 Manmakers
10 DB Front Squats
AMRAP in 3mins
Rest 2mins
3 sets

PERFORMANCE

Pushpress 3 x5
Pullup 3 x 1-2

5 CTB
10 HR Push ups
10 Pistols
AMRAP in 3mins
Rest 2mins
3 sets

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