I’m leaving this video here because I know that a lot of people are looking for ways to stay active under quarantine. It’s recently gotten a lot more traffic, and one friend specifically recommended that I re-post this here, so… here’s a quick-and-dirty list of sledgehammer exercises that I threw together back in 2017:
Exercise really isn’t as complicated as people make it out to be. If you’re a top-tier athlete, competitive strongman, or something of that kind, then it can be that complicated… but you’re probably already set, and certainly don’t need to be told what to do.
If you’re looking for workouts and exercises, it almost certainly means that you’re not in that high-tier, highly-specialized program, and working out does not need to be expensive or complicated. If you haven’t done anything because you can’t find a program or equipment, it’s more likely that you just don’t want to exercise.
Running shoes, a sledgehammer, and some open floor space for push-ups, squats, and/or burpees is plenty. If you feel inclined, find a heavy rock, and carry it around. You can get very strong doing just this.
If you feel like dropping some money but don’t want to buy a full power-rack, consider investing in some gymnastics rings. They are phenomenal for all kinds of things: dips, pull-ups, push-ups, or more complicated exercises (I’ve been struggling with the archer muscle-up).
But even these are not necessary… and neither — for that matter — is a sledgehammer. Just use what you’ve got.