This workout from trainer Jeremy Scott makes bodyweight workouts and, more specifically, playground workouts, look badass.
“There is so much we can do with just bodyweight when you use just a little creativity and think like a kid,” Scott writes in an Instagram post showing off his favorite playground moves. He uses double parallel bars, a pull-up bar, and monkey bars to take on six advanced bodyweight moves that build upper-body strength and mass.
Scott gives a rep range for each exercise, but remember, he’s sharing one of his own workouts. If you can do 50 pull-ups, dips, or push-ups in a row and with good form, more power to you. But with bodyweight moves like these, you’ll be better served to base your workload on perceived exertion, or how hard you’re actually working. Perform each exercise until you can just barely eke out your rep with proper form, rest for one minute, and then move onto the next exercise. Based on how much time you have to play, perform all six exercise anywhere from one to three times through.
Just find a playground with plenty of space to swing and get ready to feel like a kid again.
Front-to-Back Arm Walks
Double-Arm Walk Transitions
Monkey Bar Down-and-Backs
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