Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday weird South Beach workout

Sunday was a weird one. Today was an off day. Here's what happened.

Down at 7th street and Collins Ave here in South Beach, there is an outdoor gym in the sand that works great for a meathead upper body session. I did a circuit of:

  1. Pullups
  2. Pike Pushups or Decline Pushups
  3. Bodyweight Squats
  4. Bodyweight Rows
I did this at 8am on Sunday morning, and it was surprisingly busy on the boardwalk. Workers were setting up for the South Beach Gay Pride parade, other folks were doing pullups, and one street-person was using a metal detector to search for coins in the sand.

Now let this be clear, I'm not making light of this street person, but it was clear he was not mentally well. As we exercised, he began insulting everyone, asking two folks, "Where are you creepy people from?"

Then he basically stood over me while I did pushups and said, "Look at all you a-holes with jobs working out. You're losers."

I just ignored him. Eventually he went away.

Sad. Weird. But also made me crank out a few extra reps in frustration.

Today is a big workday, lots of phone calls and Google Hangouts, and tomorrow is a deadlift day and flight back to Toronto day. Oh, and a late drive back to the farm, too. Won't be home until 9pm.

Wednesday starts a deload week, and then I travel to Denver on Saturday for 2 weeks in the ETR office and workouts at the Colorado Athletic Center. It's a great gym. 

Here's some interval training info for you, too:

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Give 100 percent effort and attention to building a new positive habit today.

"Begin at once a program of self-mastery," says Epictetus. "Stick with your purpose. Do not seek external approval. Do not worry about anything outside of your control. The only things you command are your thoughts and actions. We choose our response. Stop aspiring to be anyone other than your own best self: for that does fall within your control."

Keep on pushing on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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