My main 'go-to' circuit/strength workout is the the Spartacus Workout from Men's Health. It doesn't require much other than dumbbells, and I can get it done in around 40 minutes, though it gets me sweating and breathing heavily like anybody's business. Last time I did the workout at home, Shark Boy was having a nap, but the Lightning Kid (4 months) was ready to rock. My wife went out for a run, so I was watching him. I managed to keep him somewhat entertained with the following modifications to the Spartacus Workout:
Push-up Position Row:
Lunge and Rotation:
|He weighs 12 lbs... perfect!|
And when I'm on the bike trainer, I let him watch me. He seems to find the noise and motion of the spinning wheels fascinating. The trouble is, if I find myself tiring, and the cadence backs off, he starts to squawk of boredom. He's like a little coach not letting me slack off!
|The Lightning Kid is lying on the mat on the far side of the bike.|
There hasn't been much snow in Southern Ontario this year, but when we got some, we managed to take advantage with a visit to the Mansfield Outdoor Centre. It was our first time out cross-country skiing since we grew to a family of four. We didn't get too much mileage in, as getting the gear and kids into the car, driving there, and still meeting somewhat of a sane nap schedule limits time a fair bit, but I'm proud that we're still getting out to do one of my favourite activities as a family.
|Shark Boy in the Chariot, the Lightning Kid in the backpack carrier.|
Labels: cross-country skiing, cross-training, family, fun, strength