As I continue preparing for the Texas Senior Games in April and the National Senior Games in June, my training workouts are split between the gym, home, and the pole vault barn.
Twice a week, I go to my friend Jack Chapman's vaulting facility and work out for an hour-and-a-half, two hours; three times a week, I lift weights and do plyometrics at a local gym, and a couple of times a week, I have a little workout at home.
Maybe sounds like a lot, but it's plenty manageable. Admittedly, sometimes I don't exactly feel like doing it, but I do it anyway.
For those who don't have the luxury of a gym membership, there are plenty of ways to get a great workout at the house. Try this for starters:
- 20 bodyweight squats
- 10 push ups
- 20 lunges (10 for each leg)
- 10 dumbbell rows (instead of dumbbells, fill up a gallon milk jug or similar container with water)
- 15-second plank
- 20 sit-ups (slide your feet under the edge of the couch for an anchor)
- 30 jumping jacks
- 10 floor bridges
Do this routine three times a week for a couple weeks, then do two sets of each exercise. Couple weeks later, make it three sets.
Come back tomorrow, and I'll provide some more details.
Gotta go now ...
You can do it.