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|Interesting new core workout; Unorthodox ideas!|
|Topic Started: Oct 15 2007, 02:34 PM (887 Views)|
|Tripper||Oct 15 2007, 02:34 PM Post #1|
So I got bored with some of my usual core workout stuff, and decided to try something different.
While thinking about it a "perfect storm" of sorts occurred, it was on my mind, I was in front of my laptop, I had some spare cash and most importantly I saw a guy on a unicycle on whatever TV show I was watching.
How could I not buy one?
I've always "wanted" a unicycle since I was a kid and an entertainer picked me out of the audience and put me on his shoulders while riding one (insurance and risk of getting sued would put a stop to that these days I guess) Over the years I'd forgotten about it but occasionally I'd be reminded and put it on my list of things to do one day. I guess I reached that day.
Waiting for it to arrive was the longest week of my life I think, I'm such a kid!
Day one I was able to get on the thing with the help of the garage and maybe get half a rotation before I fell off, by the end of the week I could make it around the corner of my house and half way down the driveway (about 15 feet), week 2 I got all the way to the bottom of the drive way which meant I needed more room to practice and since I couldn't take the garage with me somewhere else to help me get on, I had to learn to freemount.
By the end of week 3 I was able to get on without help about 50% of the time and had made it 100 yards without falling.
I'm a couple of months into it now and I can pretty much go as far as I want, I've made a couple of 5 mile trips around the neighbourhood and along local bike paths,
Now the important stuff, I've really noticed the difference in my core while not on the unicycle. I often try to use balance in my work out, like performing standard moves on one leg etc. and these are so much easier now. I've been able to increase the weight I'm lifting since it's easier to stabilize. I'm still not usually getting the same weight I could lift with 2 legs holding me up but it's helping.
Anyway, I just thought I'd share the story, and ask, does anybody else have any interesting and unorthodox work out methods/moves? Lets hear em!
|Alwaysbelieve1||Oct 30 2007, 09:35 AM Post #2|
That is awesome! I want one. They sell one that is all black at my local bike shop. Maybe I'll get up the nerve to spend the $90 bux to buy it and give it a go.
BUT if you want to see some unorthodox training methods just look at some of posted workouts on my main website: www.synergytrainingsystems.net
Much of it you will probably know, but I do toss in a lot of new and interesting exercises and training methods from time to time.
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