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Non-gym suspension exercises http://cavestrong.net from Frank DiMeo on Vimeo.

Non-gym training with Adex mace http://cavestrong.net from Frank DiMeo on Vimeo.

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Twice a year, the number of people running seems to go up, especially for overweight people.

I was an avid runner myself for a number of years, but after a partially torn Achilles tendon, I looked for others ways to do my6 endurance work. I don’t do any long runs any more, and with the exception of short shuttle runs, I don’t do any.

I am not against running when it is done with correct technique by those who are already in reasonably good  shape already. The thing I see that is so bad for people is very out of shape, overweight folks running. It almost makes me wince just to watch them. I know they are really pounding their knee joints, at least, and possibly setting themselves up for a heart attack or stroke.

They would be better off with a quick-paced “power walk”, kettlebell swings, Battling Ropes or with sled pulling. I am a big believer in these alternatives to running.

I would like to concentrate on sled pulling right now, since it’s health benefits are not as well-known. I will cover sled exercises in several posts in the near future, but first, let’s look at how you can make a sled aka tire pull for next to nothing.

Watch this and learn how to make this simple but effective piece of traini9ng equipment

Today the heat index was 100 degrees and I trained outside. It was great!
I highly recommend that you don’t always train in A/C.
Get used to the heat, especially if you live in southwest Florida like I do.
We haven’t gotten to the real hot weather yet!
Get outside and train!