Sunday, January 20, 2008


Hopping around, I’ve come across a couple of really inspiring workout clips. As I struggle to push myself during my own morning workouts, it’s always good to see what others are able to accomplish.

Some people might allow themselves to be discouraged by watching other people achieve these physical exploits, but I just tell myself that ‘If they can do it; it can be done… And if it can be done; I can do it too.”

The first one is one of my favorites. I’ve just added chin ups & pull ups to my weekly routine, and to be honest, I’m not very good at them yet. But, watching 6 year old Olga go at it always motivates me to keep trying. (P.S. I don’t care if her form isn’t perfect. Kipping is a perfectly acceptable way to generate full body motion during the exercise. She’s getting a better workout by using her core muscles than if she just used her arms. Anyway, she’s SIX; she can do the exercise anyway she damn well wants!)

The next video comes from Ross Enamait at

I’ve always found his stuff to be very motivating. Just this year, I’ve begun using an ab wheel to help improve my core muscles. Man, does that thing ever work!

I’ve always felt that I have pretty strong abs and have spent a lot of time training them with a variety of crunches, leg lifts, and isometric holds; but nothing compares to the ab wheel. I can feel a slight soreness in my belly for days after a workout.

However, as usual, Ross takes it to the next level. I always thought that standing roll outs where tough, (I can almost go completely down now), but One Arm Roll outs are totally sick!)

Thanks for the great video and article Ross. You’ve given me yet another goal to strive toward.

I hope others might find these clips as inspirational and motivating as I do. Although I don‘t know who said it first, I‘ve always liked the quote that reminds us; ‘Today we do what others won‘t , so that tomorrow we do what others can’t.



1 comment:

MARKS said...

I think them videos are amazing. For a young child to be doing chinups like that is very impressive. I think Ross is quickly buidling a solid reputation for himself as a training method genius. The video shows some very very hard training and he makes it looks easy. Great inspiration to us all. Great Post!