Those two words describe my great, back deck workout space. A few years ago my husband and I started to do Crossfit. We were both instantly hooked. I love it because, (well frankly, I had always hated to exercise) it is not your packaged video workout. BOOOORING! Unfortunately over the last year and a half both of us have had to deal with injuries that have kept us out of the game. Today that became very evident as I played softball. Every time I hit the ball and took off for first, I was clumsy and slow. One time they overthrew first so I was compelled to head for second. Another overthrow and another case of over competitiveness took over, so I headed to third. I made it safely, but wished I could have just laid down to take nap. Running 180 feet should not be so difficult. It was rather pathetic. Never have I been so glad to have a player catch a ball!
GHD machine and Tire for jumping
Pull up bars and rings
Back to the point of the post. I have had this great workout space and rarely ever use it. Even when we were regularly Crossfitting, I didn't use it much. The main reason was the pull up bars. They are made out of Galvanized metal pipe. It is slick and difficult to maintain a grip. When your hands get sweaty it's even worse. Hopefully today I took care of that with $10 worth of tennis racquet grip. I also started back on my Zone Diet. I hope in a couple of weeks to be back into a routine with both diet and exercise. I also hope to look good in my bathing suit by the time we head to Tobago in September!
Without the tape
Regular grip tap
"Pro" grip tape