Training Abroad: Full Body Training on the Beach (1)
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the fantastic summer weather.
As for me, I’ve been in Israel nearly one week and am loving every minute of it. Fortunately, I am friends with an extraordinary family who lives in Haifa (a beautiful city in the north of Israel) and they have been generous enough to let me stay with them before my job as a tour guide begins.
In the past couple of days I’ve traveled throughout Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and many of their surrounding neighborhoods. I’ve also been able to meet up with several old friends and visit our favorite places to eat, train, and relax.
So far this trip has been everything I could have ever hoped it would be and more
In regard to my training, I’m still pretty jet lagged (I only sleep about 3-4 hours per night if I’m lucky) but I’ve managed to record several brief training sessions and they’ve all come out very well.
In today’s article I provide two short videos which show/describe my first training session here in Israel. Beneath the videos I outline my specific goals, exercise selection, sets, reps, and rest periods.
As always, if you have any questions or comments please leave them at the end of the article.
The Training Session
Goal: Full Body Strength, Speed, and of course Fun
1a) Broad Jumps: 6 x 4 (Rest: None. Go Immediately to Pushups)
1b) Speed Pushups vs. Light Band: 6 x 5 (Rest: :30 seconds and then cycle back to Broad Jumps)
2a) Romanian Deadlift vs. Strong Band: 5 x 5 (Rest: None. Go Immediately to Dips)
2b) Dips vs. Light Band: 3 x 8 (Rest: However much I wanted. Probably about 90 seconds before cycling back to RDLs)
3) Neutral Grip Chins: 3 x 10 (Rest: However much I wanted. Probably about 90 seconds between sets)
And that’s it. Ideally I would have included a bit more upper back work but:
- An Israeli man started to follow me around to tell me that Squats are bad for the knees and dips are hard enough without band resistance. I just smiled politely and gave him the ‘ol thumbs up.
- My friend was on his way to pick me up so we could go eat Shawarma
- And I really just wanted to sit and enjoy myself on the beach
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