Fun Workouts

Working out doesn’t have to be work – in fact it can be a lot of fun!

Play time is a necessary part of being human and that doesn’t stop once we finish kindergarten.

I got together with my brother Danny at Tompkins Square Park earlier this week to try out some new moves and we had a blast in the process.

We did some variations on basic exercises like push-ups, pull-ups and dips and even had fun with a little manual resistance training.

All in all we had a good time – getting a great workout was simply an added bonus!

Watch the video below for more:

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  • Stefan

    Lol. Brotherly love at it’s finest :)

  • Mattman

    Love it =D
    I should get my brother training with me, he would enjoy it, and lose some weight in the process as well lol.

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Ha thanks, Stefan!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks, Matt. Email this video to your bro and see what he thinks!

  • Mattman

    He’s only 13, I doubt he would understand alot of it.
    But I’ll show him anyway =)
    Keep up the good work =D

  • iniquity

    Dudes! I was hoping you were about to introduce the world to the INDIAN BURN MUSCLE UP !!!!!!!

    Fun video, good stuff all around!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    HA! Muscle-ups on each other’s arm is still a work in progress!

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  • http://rickseedman.com Rickseedman

    Nice man. Best vid yet!

  • Jakjylben

    Great Vid :) ) thanks for sharing . I think it’s awesome you and your bother are both into health and fitness :) )

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    I started working out at 13 – it’s a great age to begin!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks, Rick! It’s my favorite so far too!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks! I think it’s awesome, too! :)

  • Nunh

    Awesome vid – you and your brother seem close – that is too cool!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Glad you like the vid – more to come!

    Danny is more than my brother – he’s also my best friend.

  • Jsweet

    Al – I started following your website and have passed it on to my friends who are into training for various sports and just staying fit. You have a great site, outlook, enthusiasm and website with quality info. Here’s my endorsement for what its worth:

    I have never hired a trainer, but if I was in NYC I would train with you. I have been training my for my entire life; fortunate to have parents that were into fitness and taught me many sports from the time I could walk. I am almost 40 now and went through the Olympic lifting phase for sports, 80/90′s body builder training phase, endurance sports phase of the 2000′s, and have studied physiology, training and fitness for many years; I now do multi sports – run, mountain bike, tri’s, adventure races, but always default to strength training (the stronger you are the less it hurts when you crash). Without a doubt incorporating serious body weight training into any strength training routine (traditional weight training, kettlebells, cardio/endurance training) has given me incredible gains in everything you want in athletic performance: strength, agility, balance and overall fitness, plus keeps it interesting.

    Keep up the good work and information. I’m buying your book to support the cause.

  • Jenifer

    awesome! very much enjoyment here. hawk says he wants a brother now. but, it hink that would put a big damper on my flags. which, btw, are going terribly. but it’s still fun, and the ladies in play group are sure that i’m completely crazy, but i’m not caring about that as much. I want it to be the picture on my bio. I have the spot picked out too — wellington in the background, me doing the flag. Hopefully by the next web update. ;)

  • http://rickseedman.com Rickseedman

    Heck yea man. Nice moves

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Glad to hear that bodyweight training has helped with your other activities (and glad to hear you like my blog!). Thanks for the endorsement – keep spreading the word!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Don’t worry about what the other moms think – keep doing your thing. Be patient with your flag, however – it is a very advanced exercise! I’d love to see the pictures once you finally get it though.

  • Jenifermparker

    i never have worried about it. i’m one of “those moms” who are way too weird and liberal to fit in. heck, hawk is working on his flags (i hold his hips and one ankle, he lifts the upper leg up) and people are hella-critical about how i shouldn’t have a toddler on a “fitness regime.”

    i see it like this — i like to play on the swings, so does he. i like to try and be a flag, so does he. monkey see, monkey do. :) it’s not a fitness regime. LOL

    oh, and one-armed chins. my left shoulder/rotator cuff is not having it, but the right arm is coming along ok. negatives are going well. i use a prop for my feet for the left, and just do a gentle negative or two. I’m lucky lucky lucky that i have a super awesome massage therapist in my offices. he’s doing a lot for/with my shoulder. and feldy is helping too.

    the main thing, as i see it, is to have fun — do what you can, enjoy yourself, don’t worry about it so much. :)

  • Jenifermparker

    i never have worried about it. i’m one of “those moms” who are way too weird and liberal to fit in. heck, hawk is working on his flags (i hold his hips and one ankle, he lifts the upper leg up) and people are hella-critical about how i shouldn’t have a toddler on a “fitness regime.”

    i see it like this — i like to play on the swings, so does he. i like to try and be a flag, so does he. monkey see, monkey do. :) it’s not a fitness regime. LOL

    oh, and one-armed chins. my left shoulder/rotator cuff is not having it, but the right arm is coming along ok. negatives are going well. i use a prop for my feet for the left, and just do a gentle negative or two. I’m lucky lucky lucky that i have a super awesome massage therapist in my offices. he’s doing a lot for/with my shoulder. and feldy is helping too.

    the main thing, as i see it, is to have fun — do what you can, enjoy yourself, don’t worry about it so much. :)

  • Patrick (MDA)

    That’s an insane video, Al! Loved the coordination, both personal and as a duo. Amazing stuff. If that was from Tuesday, we had a gorgeous day up here in the [usually] Frozen North, too! Loved it. Walked 8km and got some real sun for the first time since Nov.

    Anyway, awesome video. As always, looking forward to more!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks, Patrick! This was indeed filmed this past Tuesday. More to come soon!

  • http://nellysfoodandrunning.blogspot.com Nelly

    You guys are just too cute :) And those buddy push-ups look like pretty amazing fun. I’m gonna talk to the owner of my CrossFit box to fit those in somewhere.

    My “fun workouts” lately have been going to the nearby state park and hopping around on the rocks for a while, then jumping in the river for a quick cool-down. It may be kinda-sorta spring in NC, but it’s COLD! Still totally worth it, even with the weird looks I get from hikers. ESPECIALLY with the weird looks.

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks, Nelly! The buddy push-up is tougher than it looks – find a friend whose about your size/strength and try ‘em with sometime!

    Jumping on rocks sounds fun. Kinda like parkour but without the urban element.

  • Eddie

    The best and most important part is that its fun. Fun will keep you exercising. Fun is the secret I think AL. Awesome post and I agree 110 percent. Keep on rocking!

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Thanks, Eddie! Don’t keep it a secret – spread the good word about exercise!

  • John D

    Looks like you guys had a great time Al !

  • http://www.AlKavadlo.com/ Al Kavadlo

    Sure did!