Now, I’m not light. Currently hovering around the 100-105Kg mark generally, so bodyweight exercises for me are a fairly big deal if you’ll pardon the pun.

What I’ve found over the years though is that a good balance of explosive and plyometric exercises contained within my regular training regime help me significantly in maintaining a good level of mobility, suppleness and flexibility as well as mixing things up to stop me getting bored.

Currently I’m on holiday in Islay in the West of Scotland with some stunning beaches within easy reach. As such it would be a shame not to make use of some of these great locations to train.Ardnave beach

My beach routines generally revolve around a sequence of bodyweight exercises supplemented with picking up heavy stones or logs if there are any available. Here’s an example:

Mountain Climbers         50 Reps

Lunges                                 50 Reps (25/25)

Squat type exercise          50 Reps

Sprints                                 10s bursts with recovery.

Burpees                               50 reps

Depending on how I’m feeling I’ll see if I can do some lifts with odd shaped stones or logs, otherwise I might finish with a Tabata session occasionally .

Back home next week so back to the benches and KB’s.



By Pedro

Food and life blogger. The musings of a forty something father of two with the usual life challenges. Tryinng to get fit and strong whislt still enjoying life!

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