The jungle gym has long been a refuge for kids to run, play tag, and escape the confines of school. Today things are different. With the rise of video games, computers, and all things technology, jungle gyms are becoming more and more vacant. While this is terrible for the youth of America, it’s great for us. With summer on the horizon, let’s take advantage of this outdoor, muscle-building oasis, and get some old school training done.
The jungle gym is one of the best places we can train, for one reason: the monkey bars. Monkey bars allow us to have complete workouts, filled with ample pulling movements that are impossible on stairs, and rarely possible at home.
The jungle gym, once merely a playground for the kids, is now a universal gym, a place where we can forge fit physiques, and grow into stronger men. In the following workout we’ll use the devices found in a jungle gym to improve grip strength, correct posture imbalances, and build a strong, functional physique without having to spend a dime.
Go at your own pace with each exercise, but train hard. Going through the motions of a workout may be better than doing nothing, but when has mediocrity ever been admired?
This is your time to create a strong body that will suit you well in every other area of your life. Take Teddy Roosevelt’s approach when he said, I will make my body!
Don’t let your current condition get in the way of working out. Change your future condition by working hard at home, in the gym, or with this jungle gym workout.
Not only will training harder produce a metabolic effect that can last for up to 36 hours after training (raised metabolism that will help us burn more fat), but increased intensity also raises our lactic acid which, in turn, raises our growth hormone levels – a powerful hormone that helps us burn more fat and build more muscle.
Wherever you see a letter followed by a number – such as A1. – that’s the first exercise in a set. Each letter is it’s own group or “set”. Complete these exercises consecutively, with rest coming after both are complete. Then repeat for as many “sets” as suggested.
A1. Inverted Row – to failure within proper form Continue to Page 2>>>