Playground Rope

I’ve had a tug-o-war rope for several years and it was starting to collect some dust as not too many people are waiting in line to battle me in a classic battle of strength and determination. So I did the next best thing: took it to the playground…

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Playground Rings

The other day I was watching some indoor gym ninja videos of people working obstacles similar to the Ring Toss and I thought, “why couldn’t you do that at the park?” I have a couple gymnastics rings so I headed to the park in search of things to do with rings at the playground…

So here’s day 1:

And Day 2:

Playground Lava 2

Remember the game you used to play as a kid? The floor was lava and all you had to was not touch it. I love that concept and the playground offers a great environment. Here’s another place with great don’t touch the ground potential…

Playground Dumbbell 3

The first two installments were such a good workout it didn’t take long to get back out there for the third time. I was trying to get most of my ideas out there so this one is a little longer than the first two but I covered most of the exercises I was thinking of. Even though I’m sure they’ll be more down the road this will be the last (documented) dumbbell playground workout for a while.

Here’s Playground Dumbbell 2:

Here’s Playground Dumbbell:

Playground Dumbbell 2

I had such a good workout the first time it wasn’t long to get back out for a second trip to the playground with that 40lb dumbbell. I got through a bunch more stuff but I still got some ideas of how to mix in some weight to a playground workout so keep an eye out for the third installment next week.

Here’s the first video:

Playground Dumbbell

I usually use just my bodyweight when I exercise at the playground but in honor of turning 40 in a couple weeks I decided to grab a 40 lb. dumbbell and head to the playground. I used it traditionally for a bit and then started to mix in the playground apparatus toward the end, resulting in a pretty good overall workout. There’s so much potential here I think I’ll be exploring this a couple more times here in the near future.

Playground Play

When I find a new playground I prefer to not go to it with a plan but just see what unfolds. That’s what happened the other day so I thought I would film it and show an example of what I do when I go to play/exercise at a new playground.

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