Snow Workout!

NYC just got hit with the biggest snowstorm we’ve had in over a decade, but that didn’t stop me from working out at Tompkins Square Park yesterday morning.

In fact, the snow made my workout a lot more fun!

In addition to my usual regimen of pull-ups, muscle-ups and dips, I also did some parkour training. After all, parkour is about overcoming obstacles and a blizzard is just another obstacle to work around!

Snow Excuses

If you’re serious about getting in shape or improving your fitness, there is no reason that you can’t make time for a workout no matter what else is going on. Even if you have to fit in a quick at-home workout with no equipment, you can always dedicate at least a few minutes a day to improving your body.

I’m not saying you have to go out in a blizzard in order to get some exercise, but if you do, make sure to dress warm and layer your clothing. Once you get moving out there, you might be surprised how fun and invigorating cold weather workouts can actually be!

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18 thoughts on “Snow Workout!

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  • By Anonymous -

    That was AWESOME, Al!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Jeff!

  • By AndyFossett -

    Kick ass. Just be sure not to stick your tongue out when doing pull-ups. You’d be so screwed if you got stuck to one of those bars.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Ha ha – good point, Andy!

  • By Lancehogle -

    Al.. You would fit in perfectly up here in Canada! People use the sand at beaches to make their workouts harder. Why not use the snow?

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Canada, eh? Good to know I’ll fit in if I ever make my way north of the border!

      • By Prudentashtree -

        Personally, I like to jump over snow banks when I’m running in the winter. Maybe I need to learn some Parkour skills to.

        • By Al Kavadlo -

          If you’re jumping over snow banks then it sounds like you’re already doing parkour! For the record, jumping into the snow was my favorite part of this workout.

  • By duti -

    Al, how do you warm up in these conditions? Running wouldnt be optional I guess….

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      You can still jog/run in the snow – it’s a bit harder, but still doable. It’s kinda like running in the sand, only colder.

  • By Arcel Derosena -


    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Arcel!

  • By Stallion -


    Just wanted to say thanks for doing what you do. I love the wholistic, positive approach to getting strong and fit.

    Peace to you in the New Year.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Stallion!

  • By brad mcleod -

    nothing better than hearing an athlete say “no excuses” and then backing it up on the playing field. Killer job… keep inspiring.
    brad mcleod

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Brad. The best way to inspire others is to lead by example.

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