It doesn’t matter if you are a male or female pirate, this workout is for you. This here Pirate Workout is suitable for weights as small as a few pounds or as heavy as you want to go. No need to scream out "AARGH!" after every repetition. We’re just here to improve our physical fitness while making it fun, and this applies to everyone.
The first exercise is Galley Rowing. In the real world it’s known as One-Arm Dumbbell Rows. Galley Rowing will work your shoulders, triceps, and back like nobody's business.
Now don’t get your feathers all ruffled for this next exercise. This is for when you run your own ship with a parrot on your shoulder, helping you guide the troubled seas. It’s otherwise known as Dumbbell Lateral Raises and will mainly work your shoulders.
Walking the Plank
Now, for the moment that all pirates face at some point–being told to walk the plank. This exercise, also known as The Plank, is a very challenging exercise, working seemingly the entire body and mind, especially your abdominals and shoulders.
Otherwise known as Bicep Curls, this is the most rewarding part of being a pirate, the moment when a big ole’ chest of gold and jewels is all yours. By practicing your treasure lifts, you'll strengthen your biceps!
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There ye have it, The Pirate Workout! I am now officially promoting all of you from swabs to mates. Congrats on a successful workout and feel free to use The Pirate Workout whenever you are in the mood to pillage the high seas and go on a hunt for buried treasure. Enjoy!
The above exercises were selected by Joe Downie, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach.
The Pirate Workout
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