by Sean Croxton & Jenn Culver
I will never look at a swing set the same way again!!!
Jenn Culver of TravelFit Personal Training stops by to put you and me through an amazingly creative core workout.
You must try this one! It actually made me a bit sore. And I never get sore!
Here’s what we did:
* Pikes – 10 reps
* Alternating knee tucks – 12 total reps
* Alternating arm plank with rotation – 10 total (I punked out!)
* Hamstring curls – 10 reps
* Swing-outs – 15 reps
Rinse and repeat for 2-3 circuits!
Enjoy the weekend. I’m on my way to Vegas!
What happens in Vegas…
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss
Amazing! Can’t wait to try some of these 🙂
Great workout ideas! Will definitely be trying that!
Ingenious! You can see how effective that workout would be for your core.
I would still prefer the old fasion use for that swingset.. Great Video
Way to go Sean! That looked really tough! And Jenn seems super-cool. I hope we’ll see more of her in future videos.
Awesome. I can workout when I take my son to the park.
looks like awesome fun in the park :-)….would love some fun ideas for a quick workout in a forest.
Great video those swings can be really useful & challenging aye! Our Playground Fit Camp crew loves using the swingsets, who needs TRX!? 😉 can do some great back exercises too, rows etc….
going hiking at a state park later today and looking forward to warming up with a few of these at the playground first – just hope i don’t slip on the last one and break my nose
SOOOO creative!! Love it! I actually used the playground yesterday for some pull-ups (assisted by the ladder below the monkey bars) after my sprint workout. And, we just THINK we don’t have access to workout equipment! 😉
I’d love to try some Protandim!
I’ll never look at a swing set the same as I used to.
Really a good idea. Going to try that for sure!
I luv Friday Fun Day! They’re awesome. I only wished I lived in san diego You’re the best Sean!
How cool is that. Can’t wait to see the stares I get, LOL. I’m on this this weekend. Also wouldn’t wouldn’t mind some of those fly antioxidants. Enjoy Las Dregas (a lil Westside vocab for ya)! Cuz I got the West in my chest…
Yo! What’s up Ya’ll? <3 Sweet workout!!
Park-Core! I love it! I work at a school and I’ve been eying up the playground thinking of ways to use it for my workout this summer (when all the kiddos are gone). Can’t wait to give this workout a go!
love your videos !! keep em coming
I love this! Especially since I hate working out in the gym while there’s such nice weather outside!
Sean your the man!
Nice. San Diego look so beautiful.
Yes! Playground workouts are awesome. I used to do them all the time and people with their kids would look at me like I was a freak.. and I loved it! Oh no! Watch out little girl on the swing!
Next time I take my kids to the park, i will do these workouts. They were Awsome! Love your videos bro.
Haha Okay i just went and tried this and yes, I only did like half of what Sean did! Lol another win for u big man. :p
Awesome Job again from you… Always great to see a woman to be a personal trainer and push you Sean…Have a Great Week end
With the summer here I love doing gym work outside
Awesome! I’m “taking my kids” to the park today!
Very CREaTiVE! How great would it have been to see you giving Sean a lil push ride on the swing…
This makes taking the kids to the park a whole new adventure!
I would love to try out Protandim! Having a lot of issues lately, I’m thinking it may help me out!
They should build adult sized playgrounds in every city, with an emphasis on working out.
I did some exercises from 2 of your recent video and posted them to my blog today http://leahsalmondavidel.blogspot.com/2011/05/results-i-can-feel-my-abs.html
Can my abs handle today’s video?!? I have a swingset in my garden for my children, i’ll have to give this a go tomorrow, thanks for posting
This is the kind of workout i like to see! I am SOOO tired of the gym day in and day out…
This is great stuff!! I definitely need these tips when I’m traveling!
Wow, I never would have thought about using playground equipment to get in a great, body weight workout. Thanks for the cool, original info.
Great video as always, I really want to move to San Diego that view is fantastic!
I’m going to try this workout today!
Awesome video — what a creative idea! Can’t wait to try it myself. Thanks Sean, keep up the great work!
Would love some Protandim! Hook me up please!
“I swing my beat at the playground…” Ha ha, fun!
Awesome, now I know what to do when I take my kid to the park.
clever title. may have upset some french people 🙂
Not strong enough to do that kind of work out anymore but maybe again some day?
This is a great workout…. Ive used the swing set as a pull/chin up bar but never like that…
Sean, I have just started to get to know you through your blog and videos…I really respect your level of information..also your humor and honesty! Not ONLY do i feel i am getting great info but you also keep it real and make me laugh…HUGE!!
Thanks so much!
Please put my name in your hat for the contest…I want to give my sister the Prptandim if I am so lucky to win…she has chronic fatigue syndrome and fiber myalgia… a double wammy.
KATHY, from Amsterdam
Awesome ideas on this workout! Thanks for giving us fresh new ideas to keep exercise INTERESTING! 🙂
I’d love for you to break me off a piece of that PRO-TAN-DIM!
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Awesome! This is very creative. Perfect for beach vacations when you don’t have a gym.
I’m very intrigued by the Protandim, definitely put my name in the hat!
All this stuff was snagged from wildman training manuals that came out 5 years ago. no sissies allowed training.
You always got top notch trainers that really bring a ton of creativity. Makes for some very watchable and entertaining videos!
Awesome! There’s a park right by me so I’ll def be trying these. Thanks!!
Good stuff as always! : )
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This makes me want to install a swing in my backyard.. why not?
Great idea’s!! I think I will try these at the bootcamp I run 🙂 Thanks
I’ve been doing some inverted rows on the monkey bars when I take my kids to the park, but I didn’t know that there was so much that you could do on the swings too! I could really use some of that Protandim… I’ve been trying to transition from walking to running, and on my first day out doing running intervals I pulled the muscle on the arch of my right foot. I didn’t even know I had a muscle there! My email is smesabrooke (at) hotmail.com.
Is there really a need to exercize so hard when your diet is so impeccable Sean? Or perhaps that’s the fat person in me talking. I better follow your example and get myself to a gym!
Oh boy Sean, your workouts are the bomb. Can’t wait to see the looks on the faces of the mothers at the playground here when I try them out 🙂 Keep on laughing….
Love the workout videos, i really thank you for all of the things that you do to promote health in people’s life!!!!!
Sean, keep up the good work, u inspire a lot of people…
Combine these with the 4 minutes from the last Friday Fun Day with a few sprints in between and call it a day!
Fantastic workout. The elbow to hand pushup with a twist..that’s tough stuff. Good Job Sean! Park workouts are the bomb!
I’m just here for the free Protandim…kidding! But really, pick me, I’m a fellow Yankee fan! 🙂 I have a hardcore set of swings in my yard, think I’ll be trying these.
Thanks for the new ideas for my park workouts. Sean is the dopest!
Thanks Sean! Great workout for me to try…I’m a Nanny so I’m at the park daily! 😀
great stuff. why did i buy a trx when theres been one at the park waiting for me this whole time
Playground workouts are GREAT!!!
Looks like a hard workout. An idea for another video. You should talk about the benefits of core . Espcially for people who squat and deadlift. I know many people with herniated disc
Great Monkey Bar Gym kind of workout, at the playground no less. Problem is, if you (like me) are struggling with frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), these exercises might be hard on the rotator cuff. Possibly, a supplement that might boost glutathione levels would address inflammation in the shoulder?
Love the work out especially since i can incorporate it next time im at the park. appreciate the videos.
Hey sean, great video as usual
Tomorow is saturday so im definately going to try the park workout!
Got mad respect for you, Sean. Keep changing lives!
Would love to try it….have some funky immune issues-found out through testing that I needed to support my Th-2 response. And turmeric is fantastic….crazy who knew!? Any inflammation out the window would be GREAT! 🙂
Thanks for ALL of your comments!
This looks challenging, but it’s exactly what I need. I have some core workouts that I’m going right now but this looks fun and will switch up what I’m doing right now.
Wow. I’m surprised the kids playing weren’t giving you funny looks. Thanks for posting.
Cool workout, TRX style. I wouldn’t mind trying Protandim myself, pick me pick me!!
Lol, I love ghetto park workouts. Love the kids in the background. Try some Parkour too sean!
Win me some PROTANDIM! WOOT!
always great work sean. really glad to see you hit the blogs again. PROTANDIM FOR THE WIN!
I agree, I like to see all the great ways to workout without the need for buying special equipment.
Just a thought, but I think it would be great if you made yourself your own ‘client’ and created a 3month plan or something to follow your own plan of getting as fit and healthy as possible, and putting the focus on your own health(which would be a great example to us all), using everything you’ve learned and people you know. Show us before, after and progress photos and stats, possibly blood tests and various other tests.
I think it would do you good and everyone else as a result, to see you reaching new levels of fitness, because even though you do these great videos, it seems like you don’t get that much time to spend for your own fitness needs on a regular basis. So as enticing as reading all those books may be, maybe it’s time you put more action into your own life for a short while, and lead by example.
Looks pretty tough!! Next time I come across a set of swings I’m doing trying it out! 😀
Looks like you are having fun working hard!!
I’m totally going to start doing this. There are so many empty parks around here.
love all the friday fun-day videos, need to try some of them myself 😛
I have trouble with bodyweight exercises though but I’m getting there
Love the creativity… also want to try Protandim!
Lol, no thanks to that workout! Ouch!
LOVE IT!! Mom’s can work out while the little ones play. Thanks for all the great information that you give. Keep up the good work!
Sean – You looked like you were hitting switches doing the alternating arm plank with rotation. “Took another sip of the potion hit the three wheel motion””
Wow, I was expecting a variation of kettlebell swings, not making use of a swingset! Pretty innovative! Beautiful view of the SF bay.
Have fun in Vegas and keep inspiring people like myself Sean!
Damn this work out looks like it burns real good… I’m a football player and a high school wrestler and i like to creative wen I work out and this one seems like it would be alot of fun.. Also My email is [email protected]
Love it! Can’t wait to try out these moves.
Thank you for all the time and hard work you put into your programs. I have been going through a lot of health issues for some time now, and your information has been very helpful. I can’t wait to regain enough energy to get back to working out like that again. I have been thinking about trying Protandim to see what it would do for these issues…if it would help me, it would help anyone!
I think I may be too old for that workout. (68) The paramedics may need to be standing by when I try it. I love to watch your programs and think you have the best podcast on iTunes.
That looked painful. I’m gonna give it a try though!
This looks really cool! Definitely gonna try it out.
hmmm, usually I just swing with my kids….
I’ve been dying to try Protandim to see how it could affect me like it has for you. Please????!!! 🙂 Thanks for all your work.
I’m new to your blog Sean, but enjoying the information and workout ideas. Thanks for the inspiration to keep going (I’ve been maintaining an ~88lbs weight loss for about 18 months now) and improving as this journey is only begining. It’s great to feel and look younger in now than I did 10years ago.
Who would of thought! What a Great IDEA!!! Love it!
Sean I am sooooooo happy I stumbled across your you tube videos forever ago. I’m a personal trainer so you not only inspire me but you inspire me to inspire others! I am forever in-depted to you for all that I have learned. THANK YOU!!!!! =)
btw…my birthday is friday – 29 yrs old!! (yes for the 1st time!) ….. this would be a great gift 😉
AWESOME Workout! What a great idea! I can picture all us mom’s on the playground doing this workout while we watched our kids play!!!!! Thanks!
Damn i Just Ordered Some Protandim
Like I tell folks, fitness can be fun & you don’t even need a workout if you have desire & creativity!
excellent vid!!! no need for workout equipment
Hey – is this where I leave a comment to enter for a free bottle of Protandim? I would love to try it 🙂
Great work with everything you do, Sean – we love you and the content you put out!
Great vid. A very creative use of playground equipment 🙂