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10 Things Dragon Ball Taught Me About Working Out

If you grew up in the 90’s like me, then the Dragon Ball saga was a big part of your childhood (both the original DB & DBZ). Not only did this awesome anime show made you wish that you were born with Saiyan blood but it also taught you values about strength & health without you even realizing it.

Below I have written 10 lessons that were taught & reinforced from watching this show, so I want you to sit back & enjoy the lessons! (And if you have never seen DB, then no worries, you will still learn from these powerful lessons)

#1 – You only grow stronger after you recover:

This was always highlighted by the Sayains since they became stronger after recovering from every battle. In one episode Vegeta asks Krillin to attack him just enough so he is borderline dead, so that he can then go with Dende in order to be healed since after his full recovery he would be stronger.

Now while you might not recover fast or fully at all from a near dead experience, this principle is true in the real world.

When you train your muscles get micro tears from the stress you inflicted on it. After you let your body recover with proper rest & nutrition your muscles get stronger in order to withstand this stress the next time you train. So you too like Vegeta grow strong after recovering from your training session, since growth occurs during your recovery process. So make sure that if your training hard, that you also rest enough to recover!

#2 – When you learn to connect your body & mind your ultimate power unleashes:

This is touched on several times in the saga is when Goku is learning new attacks. He is told by his masters that he must learn to connect mind & body as one in order to unleash his new powers. (although those might not the the exacts words they use, they imply do imply this to some degree)

While we may not have the ability to get Goku’s powers, when we do learn to use our mind when working out we become a lot more powerful. It’s kinda like a hidden power that we have since training is a lot more mental than physical.

You can clearly see this when you are doing something new or pushing your limits to new heights. For example I had to tap into more than just my physical strength the first time I lifted atlas stones, not only was it a new exercise for me so my body was not used to it but I struggled to even get one rep since my height was a disadvantage. I was tired and bruised after 5 or so reps, but I was determined to get at last get one rep…and at this point it was more of a mental battle than anything else.

It is hard to describe exactly what happened but my refusal to give up along my will to make it happen, made the tiredness disappear and let me get one rep after failing several times before.

Many times when you push yourself to the point where you don’t know if you can get one more rep, or push yourself to finish a conditioning workout, you kinda enter a zone where you can clearly divide your mind from your body and are able to talk to yourself from an outside perspective…You start to have self conversations and see what you are really made off.

This is not something that you can just think and realize, but if you have pushed yourself to the limits before then you know what I am talking about…It is a zone where you not only strengthen your body by pushing it harder, but strengthen the mind by overcoming the resistance and thus making you mentally stronger.

#3 – Training will make you HUNGRY so fuel up with good nutrition to grow stronger

In the episode below Goku throws away a can of beer in exchange for a sports drink after training under 100xGravity, and then makes a funny comment about it.

Although the importance of a good nutrition is not always verbally highlighted in the show, you can clearly see that healthy food was emphasized as being good fuel for the body since is mostly shown trough the show (meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, noodles, rice, etc)

The characters never had an exact eating plan, you kinda just see them eating A LOT of healthy & delicious look food after hard training & battles. This is certainly one way of eating that you can use if you train hard & don’t wanna worry too much about specific times when you gotta eat (although if you trying to reach a specific goal such as getting down to 10% BF then being more specific with your meals might be better)

So the big take away is that if you are training hard you will need to eat a lot of strong & healthy food in order to get stronger & healthier.

And very importantly don’t deprive your body of food if you are hungry, if you are training hard you will use a lot of energy so supply your body with some good fuel.

#4 – Use your environment to train – rocks, trees, hills, water, etc

When Goku was young he didn’t train at a gym or anything like that instead he trained outdoors using his environments: Pushing & throwing rocks, swimming along sharks, climbing trees to get fruits, fighting dinosaurs, etc.

Even when Goku & Krillin started training with Master Roshi he made them, sprint, deliver milk all around the city, running up mountains, swim with sharks & work in the field in order for them to gain endurance, strength & discipline.

While the conditions they trained under were extremist, we too can use our environment to train: throwing, lifting and carrying heavy rocks or logs, swimming & sprinting at the beach, hiking mountains, farmer walking buckets of sand, sprinting at the park, pushing your car, climbing and doing pull ups on trees, etc…

We can always use our environment to train, as all we need is our bodyweight & something heavy to supply resistance. So if you think you need a gym in order to train, then think again.

#5 – There will always be someone stronger than you out there, so keep training!

This was part of the reason why Goku always wanted to get stronger, so he could fight & against stronger enemies. In your own training this might also be part of the reason why you seek more strength. And although you won’t be fighting against monsters you will face sport challenges where you gotta be stronger than your competition in order to win.

Your life is not just physical battles but emotional & spiritual ones as well, so training to be physically strong is not only helpful in athletics but also dealing with challenges in your life, whether it be: a race or competition, financial trouble, breaking a bone, bad relationship, etc.. you gotta learn to fight trough the hardship and conquer it (you don’t just train to get stronger physically but mentally as well)

#6 – Aesthetics show up when you train hard, sleep right & eat god food

Throughout the whole DB show training & fighting always occurred, so the characters always naturally developed a strong, muscular and powerful look. But while it is a fictional show this is true in real life: If you traing hard, eat right & get proper rest you will develop a strong & aesthetically pleasing body – it’s just the look you get from being an athlete

So if you wanna sport a badass look then train hard & take care of yourself, it is bound to happen overtime if you stay committed…I mean just look at the physiques of ancient warrior (Vikings, Spartans, Knights, etc) all they did was train, eat & kill & they had these rugged & strong physiques that not only looked strong but were damn strong.

So don’t just pump out a few sets of dumbbell curls at the gym, get under the bar & do heavy squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, bench, farmer walks, rows, etc. Use heavy movements that will require your whole body to work as a unit as well as lots of calisthenics in order to get stronger & build a body that doesn’t just look strong but is also strong.

#7 – Always be a student & learn from your mentors

Goku was alway eager & humble to learn from his stronger & wiser masters & mentors. Sometimes he didn’t fully understand what they were teaching him but he remained humble and open minded so he could receive their teachings.

You gotta be the same in your life & training. You gotta put your ego aside & know that there is always so much more to learn from others, always keep investing in your education & seek personal growth + it’s always good to see somebody else’s perspective on training & life.

Even if you think you know enough about strength & health, always remain student & be open to learn from others so you can become even wiser & stronger like Master Roshi

#8 – Train with weighted calisthenics

Whether it be from heavy clothes or training under 150 x gravity, training with weighted calisthenics is bound to make you stronger.


Its unlike training with dumbbells and barbels as you are moving an outside force…with BW the extra weight becomes part of you and every part of your body needs to work in order to move it, so you strengthen your whole body as a unit: static strength, endurance, tension, explosiveness, etc all is being worked in 1 motion so add some weight to your calisthenics (you will be glad with the results + makes everything a lot harder so you can’t say that training with bodyweight exercises is easy, ha!)

#9 – Do as much bodyweight as possible: handstands, pull ups, push ups, etc

This is always demonstrated throughout all the characters training besides polishing their fighting skills. But its not just because BW is effective but because practicing calisthenics will make you move better & more efficiently which transfer to everything from having better form when lifting heavy weights to having more energy in your body since you have better range of motion and less muscle imbalances.

In the end movement is life, and if you can’t move properly then this is taking away your energy & life force. So doing bodyweight training is not just to remain athletic but to increase your vitality as well. Not too mention that you can do these exercises anywhere so you have no excuses to not do them!

And lastly:

#10 – Keep a positive attitude, have fun & stay optimistic


This was always Goku’s way of looking at things: he never saw anything as impossible & neither should you.

In your training you always gotta know that you can do whatever you set yourself out to do, it might require weeks or months of practice but it will happen if you stay committed. At the same time you must keep the mindset of a child who sees everything as an adventure & no limits onto what is possible. You gotta learn to enjoy the pain you will endure and the obstacles you will face, because if you are dedicating that much time to training, then what’s the point of doing it if you won’t enjoy it?

Goku happySo try to see fun & pleasure in training

To some is just the excitement to see how much more weight they can lift this tie, or how much better they have gotten at an advanced bodyweight skill… to others it is the high and feeling of accomplishment after every workout that makes it enjoyable or maybe the fact that you are in control of what happens – sure you might have a workout plan, but in the end you are the one doing the exercises, you are in full control of the outcome… whatever it is, you gotta know this is and be able to use it during your training.

Working out can be a burden and a serious thing, but at the same time if you let it, it can be an adventure full of obstacles that you are exited to face. Heck even to some just the feeling of being sore the next day makes them feel happy and accomplished because they overcame a grueling workout.

To me training just takes me back to being a kid, it’s a big game where I gotta win, and if I don’t win this time I will for sure will the next!

Whatever your reason for training is, find the joy in it & keep a positive attitude when training – if you stay commuted to your plan you will reach your goals even if some days things don’t go so well, just keep moving forward.

So those are 10 big lessons that I learned from watching Dragon Ball, you might have not taught that watching a simple anime show had so many lessons in working out, but it does. And if you have never seen the original DB or DBZ, then you are missing out BIG TIME!

If you have any more lessons that I can add to the list, let me know in the comments below! Can’t wait to hear them!

Luis Carrillo

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How to FORCE Yourself to Workout Outside!

Working out indoors at home or at a gym is awesome

The loud music, weights clashing down & chalk clouds filling up the air is a powerful environment to get get results

But at the same time we also need to also be in the opposite scenario:

A more calm, and fresher environment like the playground, a forest or any outside place

This is not to say that one is better than the other, but this is to say that we need balance

Just as we are aggressive, we also need to calm down and relax

The yin & yang

I personally have found that working out in an inside environment vs and outside one creates this balance

  • One place is loud, the other one is quiet
  • One is full of man made products, the other one is mostly if not all nature
  • One has fresh air and the other one has doesn’t

Not one is better than the other as both are simply different environments that work

We live in a very stressful world and sometimes we don’t get to relax and calm down

We are always on a rush, thinking or are worried about something

For me when I workout I forget about the world, it’s just me and the training session, nothing else matters

But sometimes when i gotta pay some bills or got too much work, I stress out & can’t stop thinking

I have found that being outside & working out helps me to get into the state of relaxation and calmness

The fresh air, birds & insects making noises around is relaxing & makes me enjoy and remember that the only thing that matters is the present

One simple way to make yourself workout outside more is to put an evil trap so you are forced to do it

Not by telling yourself to do it or planning it, but by simply putting something outside for you to workout with – something that will make you exited to go out and do

  • Can be putting a soccer net or basketball hoop on your backyard
  • Can be putting a couple of heavy dumbbells for you to farmer walk with
  • A tire to throw around…
  • Or carrying a kettlebell on your car to use whenever your near a playground

I personally just hanged my rings outside and feels good to have the big open space to use them and practice

outside gymnastic ringsBeing outside will unconsciously make you feel liberated and creative

Sometimes you cannot do that when you are inside 4 walls

So if you need a little more balance in your training, or simply want a completely different challenge outdoors then find a way to do training outside

Plan an evil trap for yourself to actually want to get out & workout

Can be something as simple as leaving a sandbag on your backyard

Whatever it is, just be outside a little bit more

I guarantee you that you will feel more grounded, relaxed and energetic!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

P.S. P.S. Being outside to some can mean to go out of their comfort zone (we are some damn used to being trapped and isolated) so if this is the case for you, then start off by training at your backyard, then slowly migrate to the park once you feel comfortable

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Easiest Way to Drink 1 Gallon of Water a Day!

Drinking 8 glasses of water a day can be a pain in the ass if you are a person that doesn’t like counting too much like me

So to solve this, just do what I do:

==> You can buy the water bottle I showed here <==

Drinking a 1 gallon water bottle is much easier than 8 separate glasses!

It’s a simple tip but can make a big difference if your not drinking enough water throughout the day

Give it a try & let me know how it goes!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

P.S. If your not used to drinking plenty of water, do this for a week & besides the annoying frequent peeing, you will get a massive boost of energy!

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4 Tips to Get 20+ Pull Ups

Recently I was asked by a kid going into the military how can he improve the number of crunches & pull ups he can do, as he needs to get to 20 pull ups and 100 crunches to pass his exam

Here is his question:

Hey Luis,
You asked what is my number 1 thing holding me back is my strength. I am 19 years old, 6’1″ and I weigh 160lbs, so I’m on the skinny side. Ive never really been an active guy. i never played sports in high school. just recently have i been running and doing a Classic 5×5 routine of squats, bench press, barbell bent over rows, overhead press and dead lifts. Ive been doing that for two months and I’ve seen some gains but its been too soon to see anything significant.
I’m applying for the USMC Officer Candidate School. I have a great application but my physical fitness score is not competitive enough. A USMC Physical Fitness Test has pull ups, crunches and a 3 mile run. For a max score one needs 20 pull ups, 100 crunches in under 2 min and a 3 mi run in 18min or under. My score is 13 pull ups, 65 crunches and a 17:43 3 mi. Obviously I don’t need help with the run. My core and upper body strength is really lacking. If you can help to build that up that would be AWESOME!

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So I gave him the following 4 tips to get to 20+ pull ups

You got a good program with the 5×5, kept at it

To increase your pull ups, there are a couple things you can do

#1) Do pull ups everyday throughout the day for about 2 weeks

This will help you to get used to building tension when hanging from the bar and so you don’t get tired from just hanging

It is overtraining the pattern, and I have found that this helps extremely well to do more reps with bodyweight movements

Just make sure that you hit all types of grips (underhand, overhand, neutral, mixed…) and that you do pull ups on different surfaces & bars (skinny and fat bars, parallel bars, rings, trees, wall pull ups, etc)

#2) Do a lot of inverted rows to strengthen your upper back

inverted rows to strengten your upper back

I personally like to do them with rings as they allow for more range of motion but if all you have is a straight bar use that…You might notice that you fatigue fast, so this is a sign of a weak upper back

Add them as part of your warm up (2-3 submax reps sets should be enough)

#3) Use resistance bands to do more reps

I personally never do this, but if you have access to a band that can help you out once you get tired, this can be a good way to get used to doing more reps

towel pull ups to increase pull ups#4) Do towel pull ups

You might only be able to do 3-5 reps or less as these hit your grip hard!

Often times grip gives up before your back muscles so this might be holding you back from more pull ups

You can also wrap the towel around the bar to make the bar thicker…after a couple of weeks of training with towels you should notice that using standard bars is a lot easier since you got a stronger grip and are not pinching on the bar so much

Also include dips, push ups, handstands, and glute bridges in your routine as they will indirectly strengthen your upper body muscles which will get you stronger at pull ups

Add one or 2 of the things mentioned above for the next 2 weeks and they will help you do more pull ups (and don’t use gloves to get those hands and grip stronger)

With regards to crunches I am not the best person to talk to about that as I don’t do crunches in my training anymore but back in the day I used to do 1 set of 100 push ups and 1 set of 100 crunches as soon as I woke up & before going to sleep (so 200 reps total for each exercise)

I did this as fast as I safely could and in a couple of weeks I was able to do sets of 100 reps in one shot

Eventually I did hit a plateau and getting above 100 reps in one set got harder as my body got used to the high rep training

So I would invite you to train the same – do 2 sets in the morning and before bed – 1 of push ups and 1 of crunches (this is extra and does not include your normal training)

You got your running down, so just keep improving your endurance

As with everything listen to your body…I am asking you to over-train certain exercises, but if at any point you are too sore that it compromises form or hurts, just stop take a day off and slowly progress up o doing more

With the pull ups slowly try to do more everyday (instead of trying to go all out in day 1)

Besides this just rest a lot, eat a lot of real whole foods & drink plenty of H2O (this is all basic stuff but of they are not in place, your wont get as fast of results)

Long answer but hope it helps man, let me know how everything goes!

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If you are working on getting 20+ pull ups add once of these tips to your training & you will see an improvement

Also if you got anymore questions and tips to improve your pull up reps, drop them in the comments below!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

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The Itch to Workout at Night – Good or Bad?

late night handstands workout

Some people argue as to when it’s the best time to train

Some say that early morning is best, but others say mid afternoon is optimal

both of these groups have tons of research and scientific studies to back up their claims

And while it’s cool to have something that verifies what you claim is true, we gotta remember that we live in non-linear world

Nothing is ever perfect nor does it go as planned

So these research and studies are cool but they are only points of reference and something to take into account

When it comes down to when is the best time to train, the answer is right now!

There is no right or wrong, the best time is when you want to & feel best

For some it’s in the morning, others in the afternoon and others at night…whatever the time is just get things done

Not because a study says you’ll release more growth hormone or burn more calories at that time interval but because your body is telling you to move, your craving movement so don’t ignore this primal urge & just go in attack mode

If you have the itch to train at night then workout at night

Even if some say that working out late at night will make you be even more awake so you won’t be able to sleep well,then take into account but don’t fully believe it unless you have actually validated this claim for yourself

I personally cranked out a late night workout yesterday & aside from the horrible heat I slept pretty damn well (sometimes I even train past midnight just because I get the itch to train)

So if night is the only time you have to get things done then do it!

Forget the science stuff for bit & just do the damn work

Sometimes all of those research & studies only confuse you and lead you to over-thinking and inaction

So if you got an itch to train, do it!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

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No Excuse Backyard Workout in Culiacan, Sinaloa!

2 months ago I wrote a post on how to workout during vacation

I went to Mazatlan during that time & knew that I had to rely on minimalistic workouts & Bodyweight training

While I was there I recorded this little ghetto workout that I cranked out at my grandparent’s back yard!

– Pull ups on the metal pipe & roof
– Overhead pressing & squatting rocks
– And more bodyweight training

Simple, effective & just make it in happen even tough I have no “gym equipment”

There are way too many ways to workout, you just gotta be open minded, creative & stop making excuses

So give a workout like this a try next time your on vacation or next time you wanna break the rules!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

How to Get rid of Handstand Blood Rush So Your Head Doesn’t Explode!

Does your face get filled with blood when doing Handstands?

Handstands are awesome, flipping upside down and holding that position, walking your hands and even doing Handstand Push Ups is an incredible things to do

BUT chances are that if you are just a newcomer to the world of hand balancing, then the dreaded Handstand Blood Rush might be your worst enemy right now

You will develop more strength, balance, and stability the more you practice handstands, but this annoying blood rush to your face,

how do you get rid of it? what can you do???

Like I stated in the video constantly inverting yourself is the key to overcoming this rush of blood

Practice mini holds throughout the day & focus on relaxing and breathing when being upside down

It’s tough at first but over time this will get easier as you allow your blood vessels to get used to the increased pressure so then you can hold a handstand for longer periods of time

  • Do mini hold throughout the day (1- 2 sec holds, and build up the time from there)
  • Don’t hold your breath when being upside down (this will only make things worst)

If handstands are too hard for you right now, start off with headstands & feel elevated push ups & progress into a handstand from there (to build the initial strength)

In the end the answer is just acclimation, your body will get stronger & more stable to do a handstand

And your face will get used to the added extra pressure of blood overtime, so this rush of blood won’t be an issue anymore (it won’t be gone ever, but you’ll be able to tolerate it)

So go now go practice your handstands & overcome this annoyance!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

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Questions? Comments? Got anymore  tips & advice? Drop them Below!

Too Busy to Workout? Chunk it Up & Go Minimal

What is up! hope you having a kick ass Friday

Am about to go to a frat party later on but wanted to touch up on a point that is responsible for making lots of people “not taking action”

And it is this perception that if you can’t do a long 1hr workout for the day due to being busy, that you feel its best to just skip it as you won’t get enough work done, so why bother right?

Bad, Bad, Bad…

Sometimes life does gets in the way & finding an hour chunk of time is difficult, but you can always do something about this

You can chunk up your workout & go very minimal with your training

For example, instead of ding your typical leg workout today, what you can do is practice various leg exercises at different times of the day

  • Do 2 sets of 10 squats in the morning
  • 2 x10 lunges in the afternoon
  • & do 3×3 pistols at night

This is very minimal & everyone has time for this

It might be less volume & intensity but that is something you yourself can manipulate by adding resistance, doing more sets or doing super slow reps

The important thing here is getting some work done instead of skipping your whole training for the day in order to not loose your mental edge

Knowing that you just have to do a little bit of reps & sets helps a lot to not feel overwhelmed & be more inclined to take action

But most likely if your like me, once you get started & get into the flow of training you end up doing more work than originally planned & that’s fine

There is no set rules when training this way – you make them!

Listen to your mind & body & give it what is craving: if you feel like doing an extra set of heavy squats, then do so!…don’t neglect your natural urges to train

So if you feel like you can’t get a full blow training session today due to limited time, then don’t worry

Rock Pull Ups Sunset Cliffs

If you feel like cranking out some pull ups even tough your wearing jeans, a somewhat decent shirt & don’t wanna get dirty, fuck it! just go with your primal urge of training & get it done – don’t fight your urges!

Chunk up some exercises & do them throughout the day, keep it minimal & simply get the work done

You’ll feel a ton better, so just move!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

P.S. If you want a sample minimal workout, this is the one I did earlier today:

1A) Squats 3×10
1B) Barbell Rows 3×10
2A) Handstand Holds 4 x Sub Max Holds
2B) Pistol (Practice) 4×3 (each leg)

Simple, minimal & effective!

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Grow Stronger Method – Get Stronger & Lift Heavier Weights Without Adding Bulk!

Warrior Upper Body – Learn how to Do Advanced Exercises Like Handstands, One Arm Pushups And Sets Of 20 Pull Ups

 

Got a Wall? Then You Have No Excuses to Not Workout! [Video]

The other day I told you how a little creativity will build mental toughness

Finding a way to make things happen when you don’t have a clear answer is a skill that is developed overtime

You start to see obstacles as fun opportunities to test yourself & grow stronger

One of the things that I love to do is to try and workout with anything & anywhere

  • The kitchen
  • The door
  • The sofa
  • My car
  • The stairs
  • etc..

It’s fun to get creative & find ways to make things happen in different environments…it keeps me hungry& always wanting to try new things

One of the funnest & most challenging places to get a workout done is next to a wall, just like I show below

==> 3 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do With a Wall! (NO EXCUSES)

You might simply see a wall as something that is just there, but when you attempt to climb it & do pull ups + dips on it, the dynamic of everything changes & brings out an energy inside of you that wants to conquer this obstacle

So next time you pass by a wall, climb it & crank out a little workout there…I guarantee that you will feel invincible afterwards!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

P.S. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more unorthodox ways to get stronger!

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Beach Vacation Workouts + Do more Pull Ups!

Yo what is up guys!…Hope you are having a freaking awesome day! …Am packing right now as I leave tomorrow to Mazatlan! 😀

mazatlan beachIt’s gonna be all beach, seafood, pretty ladies & lots of small bodyweight workouts throughout the day

Last time I went on vacation it I was chunking my workouts & doing the work multiple times a day

I was picking 2-3 exercises, hitting them hard & then finishing up with some gas in the tank as I wanted to still have energy to go have fun

Most days I hit pull ups on a metal pipe that my grandparents use to hang their clothes in & also found a big rock & was cranking overhead presses, squats & lunges with it

That is all I did, then at night I would do push ups, handstands & lunges + mobility work & stretching

There were not set reps or sets, I was going by feel and mainly did sub max reps & was kicking up the intensity based on my energy levels

When you are out parting, sometimes you don’t wake up feeling too good, so your AM workout might be a lot more mobility & low reps in order to get the body moving (+ sweat off some of that alcohol! ha!)

Later once you feel better you can crank up the intensity & really go crazy by doing max out sets, circuits, or lift the heaviest rock you can find

I remember every time I saw a bar I could hang on to, I hopped on it & cranked out some pull ups on it!

I was banging out pull ups at the door, walls, pipes, roofs, trees, parks, fences & even some air conditioner boxes! (ahh good times)

This pull up over-training actually increased the number of reps I could do on the bar when I came back from vacation, and I know it will work for you too

I gotta go back to finish packing, but to close this:

If you are going on vacation, just keep your workouts super simple (pick 2-3 compound exercises) & get the work done based on your energy levels… plus have fun! hang out with the fam or go crazy with your friends

Chunking your workouts like this will keep you energized throughout the day & mobile so you don’t come back feeling stiff & fat!

Talk Soon guys,

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

P.S. If you don’t know what to exercises to do, don’t overthink it & just stick to the basics… you can never go grown with pull ups, handstands, push ups, lunges & squats..crank those up & am sure you will come back feeling and looking amazing!

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