Introduction: The Puppy Workout

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In the children's novel "Holes" there is a story within the story where the hero is charged to carry a pig up hill to a specific stream, then back down. Everyday the pig would get bigger but everyday the hero would be stronger from the day before.

The puppy workout is a no equipment work out design on the same principle. Basically you get a puppy and as you do the exercises the you will improve slowly as the puppy grows.

This is a great way to improve some basic strength and increase your health.

This is designed to get you into good habits and build basic strength to help you get into a more serious routine.

For a more in depth explanation of how to do the specific exercises you can find many videos and explanations.

Step 1: The Squat

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The squat is a basic move. Keep your back straight. Make sure your knees are inline with your feet and do not let them go forward past your toes.

My puppy isn't a puppy anymore so the cat had to stand in.

Step 2: The Press

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Basically you are pushing the puppy off your chest into the air.

Step 3: Push Ups

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Push ups you should be doing. Start with 5 perfect push ups and add one a week to your sets.

Step 4: Overhead Press

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Lift your puppy over your head. Careful of your back. Make sure you have good mobility and range of motion in your shoulders.

If not skip this exercise.

Step 5: Sit Ups

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Hard enough to do without a dog laying on you.

Step 6: Carry

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Carrying your pup in your back. If you can up and down stairs two steps at a time.

Step 7: Increase Weight

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As your puppy grows so will you.

Step 8: Rest

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Cuddle with your pup after a workout well done.

Another cat standing in.

Comments

merideth (author)2017-08-16

omg this cracked me up ...hahaha. nice.

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