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HomeRun161Keep it Simple and Keep Pushing

Keep it Simple and Keep Pushing

Pushups - Ross Enamait

With much of the world in quarantine, home workouts have never been more popular. As a result, my inbox has been flooded with questions from people who are confused about what to do at home. With that in mind, let me use this time to remind you that the work itself does not need to be complicated. Almost anything will work if you are willing to work. It really is that simple.

Staying fit should not be confused with rocket science. Instead, focus the bulk of your time and energy towards tried-and-true exercises such as pushups, pull-ups, squats, lunges, rollouts, etc. Sprinkle in some creativity on occasion to avoid staleness, and you’ll be set for life. Exercise does not need to be more complicated than that.

Furthermore, don’t be fooled to believe that you will outgrow the basics. The fundamentals have no expiration date. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve seen world class athletes challenged with so-called basic exercises. As I’ve said before, how you do what you do matters more than what you do. There are always ways to make simple exercises more difficult.

I’ve performed pushups for over 30 years. Some might say it’s time for me to move on. I don’t see it that way though. I have always enjoyed pushups and I continue to benefit from the exercise. Therefore, I see no reason to abandon the movement. Instead, I simply modify them on occasion to suit my needs. A few examples can be seen below.

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