There are lots of things to work on at the gym, and some of you come all of the time and have enough access to work on things at the gym. But remember also that we’re giving you the tools so you can practice skills and things at home and continue to improve in the areas that you want to improve in. (Even if you come all the time.)
For Christmas my mom sent Anton and I a pullup bar that we put in the doorway. During the holidays I had a couple of kipping pullups but felt no where near a dead hang pullup. That wasn’t even in my vocabulary. So I decided to grease my pullup groove. We also have an exercise band because dead hangs were not happening without a band (you can’t kip with the portable pullup bar). I did about 8 band pullups, 3 times a day, with the occasional negative. I was mainly working on them for my kipping pullups. But then I realized my dead hang pullup was starting to become a possibility.
This pullup groove helped me improve all around. I have hit two huge milestones recently. Early in January when we did Fractioned Fran I did the whole workout with kipping pullups – NO SUBS! This was a first for me as I had never done a WOD with real pullups. And then Monday night I got my first dead hang pullup ever. WOOHOO!
The point is it’s easy and cheap to do stuff at home, to work on your goals and improve your skills. A Tabata sequence with any exercise can be great to get the blood moving during a long day at work. Or one of the mobility chains from the Mobility Class on Monday nights. Or grease your groove with pullups, pushups, squats, dips, handstands, and more! Think of your goals, and decide what you need to help improve them.
Maybe a jumprope? Or rings? Maybe a gym mat, or pullup bar! Ross Enamait is a great trainer and home gym innovator. He has several articles and tips about doing stuff at home. Check them out below:
Also check the Home Workouts post on the forum, and add to it! What do you do at home to get a WOD in or to work on your goals?