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Playing in the Park

So yesterday was beautiful outside so Ryan and I went to the park for a little outdoor workout session.

Some “rock climbing.” And some nice graffiti too…”FREE.”

Some handstand holds and push ups maybe? 🙂

We compiled a few things into a video for one of the Under Armour What’s Beautiful challenges. The challenge was to come up with an excuse to not accomplish your goal and then show yourself defying it.

My excuse was “noise” – doubts and negativity from other people and my own self doubts.

But I overcome all the noise by putting on my headphones and focusing on my workout!

P.S. Can I just say I love to swing on the monkey bars!?!

One-upping the Planking Craze

So we made good on our vow to do push ups around Boston and start the Man Bicep push up trend! Here are some pictures we took while celebrating Candy’s birthday!

The first one of the day was done by Candy on the MBTA.

Rocking the MB shirt AND receiving compliments about her perfect push up from men on the T.

Next we stopped at a candy shop called Sugar Heaven on Boylston St. Brian wanted to show Candy a shirt he had considered buying for her as a joke.

A nice deep push up right by the M&Ms. Not something they often see in a candy store.

The next one we snapped was not in the most hygienic place….

Don't worry...there was lots of hand scrubbing afterwards.

We then took a nice walk to a bar called Whiskeys. Where I did a nice push up between booths.

A nice wide grip push up. A slight incline so easier than some that we did later.

Candy figured out a way to make the booth push up harder by putting her feet on the back of the booth.

Notice the very impressed guy in the background.

We then had to get our Man Bicep Coach involved. He did a very impressive weighted push up outside of the restaurant.

We got numerous strange looks...

Next we met up with a co-worker who we convinced to do a push up on the street. A homeless woman was so impressed that she walked up and gave Alyson a hug before anyone knew what was going on.

She didn't even falter when Brian through a purse on her.

Our next stop was Rattlesnakes’ roof deck. Candy pulled off a staircase push up.

I think the hardest part of this push up was getting up there.

After leaving the roof deck, we attempted a stacked push up out on the street. We all ended up collapsing so I’m not totally sure this one counts…

Push up pile up.

After that failed push up attempt, I did a decline push up from a bike rack. Brian decided it wasn’t hard enough and push down on my back for added resistance.

Mid push up...on the way back up.

And the last push up of the night….on a pizza shop counter. (We did get permission before we attempted this one. The employees were impressed as you can see!) 🙂

We had a lot of explaining to do to be allowed to do this one!

So now everyone must go out and do push ups in random places!!! We must start the Man Bicep Push up trend! No more stupid planking! haha

Send us a picture of your push up and we will send you a Man Bicep t-shirt!!! 😉

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