Walking the Block Off Doggie Circuit
Requirements of the Place: A circuit around a block that usually takes about 5 minutes to walk with your dog. Pick a block with curbs, some shady spots, sidewalk if it is a busy street. You will need periodic landmarks. My neighborhood has banks of mailboxes with pretty even spacing.
Needed Equipment: One dog on a leash who likes to stop, OFTEN.
However, you COULD do the circuit without a dog, but the neighbors might worry about you.
Station prompts or Now that I'm here, what do I do?
First Pass: Walk the dog around the block. Every time Fido stops to sniff, inspect, or leave his own signature, you do the next set of station activities. For me, that's just about at every driveway. So I alternate activities, repeating the set I'm on until the dog is ready to move on to the next great spot.
1. Steppin. Using the curb, step up right, up left, down right down left.
3. Overhead stretch right, then left
5. High Knee Steppin:
a. Step up on curb, right foot,
b. Left knee up high (don't touch left foot to curb),
c. Left foot down on ground.
d. Right foot down on ground.
e. Step up on curb, left foot,
f. Right knee up high (don't touch right foot to curb),
g. Right foot down on ground.
h. Left foot down on ground.
Alternative: kick the high leg across the body and back down onto the street. If your balance is good, pump your opposite arms.
6. When you come to a concrete lamp post, tree, side of building-- someplace where you won't get splinters: Standing plank pushups
7. Waist twists or bends
2nd pass: By this time, my dog is ready for some action, has finished saying "Hi" to the rest of the dogs in the neighborhood. So we go around again, and do an intensive interval circuit:
Choose an intensive movement (powerwalk, jog, run, hop, Jump Rope,)
Alternate walking with your intensive movement. So, power walk to the first land mark (mailbox.) Walk to the next mailbox. Powerwalk to the next mailbox. Walk to the next. Continue until you get back home. Go in, cool off, and replenish water.
While I designed this to ramp up my activity during lunch, the circuit is great to do in the summer before sun up or after sun down.
Circuits I've designed: 50 points total (50 each)
"Walkin' the Block Off Doggie Circuit"
Circuits I've tried and evaluated __________ points total (10 each)
Point totals for the month __50___
I can't wait to see if someone tried this circuit. Please report back in this thread if you do!!
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