David M.

David M.

Kenzai Member

new exercises!

  • Dec 24th, 2014 at 11:02PM

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Haven't picked up the jump rope, push up bars, or resistance bands in 5 days. Instead, have been climbing through snowy mountains (back country, no chair lifts!), digging deep holes in the snow, and eventually skiing down - all for about 5-6 hours every day. Not sure if this is hitting all parts of my body - but it feels like it! blowing out my legs climbing through the snow and shoveling snow to dig a deep pit seems like my upper body is getting a workout. Had intended to do my Kenzai workouts when I get home each day - but impossible!!

One of my big motivations during kenzai was I knew I had this training week ahead of me and needed to be in top shape! And still keeping kenzai compliant on my diet - even making myself homemade meat sauce and putting it in a thermos for lunch on the mountain.

 
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Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
Founderover 6 years ago

Awesome. It's the best feeling when you can get immediate real-world payoff for your training. I feel the same when I'm able to take all the groceries inside in one trip. Not as cool as digging pits in the snow though! What are you doing up there anyway? Installing a fence?


    Cristy S.Cristy S.Alumni
    over 6 years ago

    wow that all sounds very cool! great alternative workout by the sounds of it...


      David R.David R.Kenzai Member
      over 6 years ago

      Great work your goal thoughts resonant with me I hit a mates farm a few days before Xmas and work my arse off . 12 months ago impossible in mind and body . Digging fence holes herding cattle climbing up hills to chop Fire wood and my mate reckons I couldnt wipe the smile off my face


        Jonathan K.Jonathan K.Alumni
        over 6 years ago

        David, enjoy Hokkaido. I had my first skiing of the season in Nagano yesterday and it felt good to be out on the slopes. I also had a bonus - loads of shoveling to get out of the driveway . . . definitely worth an alternative cardio.


          David M.David M.Kenzai Member
          over 6 years ago

          I can't imagine having gotten through this back country ski and avalanche training program without Kenzai. Just knowing you have the strength and how to fuel yourself - other people are pulling out KitKat bars and I pull out my little tupperware of roasted sweet potato fries!

          David R. - sounds like you have really been able to keep things up after KB! That is definitely my goal now.

          Jonathan K - I have also done a lot of shoveling out the driveway - and it is massively overrated! Not even Kenzai makes shoveling the driveway fun.The thing about digging snow pits on a steep slope is all you have to do is push the snow behind you and it falls down the slope. Hope the snow is great in Nagano. Was just with a bunch of mountain guides who are based in Nagano and they were saying there is a ton of snow.


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