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watch a 3 year old run!!

Posted by Chad on July 1, 2011 at 7:00 AM

No mistake, THAT'S how humans are supposed to run.  The more I watch my 3 year old play, the more clear it becomes.  That health and fitness is more than just climbing on a treadmill, or throwing some weights around to look "buff."


My wife brought our son into the gym this morning to play.  Yes, play, in the gym.  He swang on a low bar (he can't quite pull himself up yet) and he bounced on the bosu ball, and jumped for what he thought was "a long way."  He grabbed two dumbells and started pressing them over his head, then wanted to race from one wall to the other.  He finished off by doing some push ups, leg raises, and climbed up the incline bench and stood there--on top of the world!!


Sound like fun to you?  YEAH!!  Me too.  So why do we go through this "routine" all the time?  I know, one must do something similar to see if there is improvement.  Well, true.  If you start off with 20 push ups, at some point in the future, I hope you can do 50.  In the meantime, over the next 2-4 weeks, why don't you just play a little.  Pick a lift and practice it.  Pick a dive-bomber push up, and practice.  Grab a kettlebell, and do some swings before you run, then do some more swings, just for the hell of it.  THEN find a goal, and work towards it over the next 2-3 months.


Me?  I am cycling across the state again this year, for the first time in 5 years!  Oh, and I haven't ridden my bike hardly at all this year!  Time to get crackin!


Have fun with your work out...I mean PLAYTIME!



Categories: Play, Fitness/Tasks, Random thoughts

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