I'll be sentencing myself to jail for thirty days. I will be surrendering myself on Monday, October 13th, 2008. For thirty days, I will do no exercises other than those within The Prison Workout....pushups, abdominals, planks, pullups, burpees, jumps, air squats, and the like.
The Prison Workout requires NO EQUIPMENT. The only exception to this rule is the allowance (and suggestion) of a pullup bar or a horizontal railing to do pullups or inverted rows. Even if a pullup bar is not available to you, an eight-by-four foot spot on the ground is about all you need to get into shape. The exercises may be few in number, but workouts will be short in duration and high in intensity.
Why? I decided to participate and moderate this one month of body weight exercises to promote functionalism in fitness...and to spread overall physical fitness to those without time, space, or equipment. Some of my friends and family are still a bit hesitant to begin a functional program that includes Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics rings, and kettlebells. I don't blame them. The movements are complex. I hope some of these same skeptics will join me for thirty days of gym class type exercises. Finally, I know that a support group, even if online, will help us all through this commitment.
Consider joining me in my jail cell for the month beginning October 13th. In the coming weeks, I will be posting video links that demonstrate all the movements. And during that month, I will post weekly/daily workout suggestions. There will be a notice on this website's right column, with a link to ALL posts regarding this Fall 2008's Prison Workout.
A couple tips to those who are willing to prepare for the next 5 weeks: do pullups, pushups, burpees, air squats, and situps. They will be the foundation of the month.