After reading that Dan John had begun walking with heavyhands, while using a backpack, I began to resurrect this forgotten method. Walking while swinging light dumbbells, moving them in many different directions…alternate presses, curls, hammer curls, laterals, pull aparts, etc. Heart rate has usually been mid 50s, now sometimes drops to upper 40s. Blood pressure previously would be borderline “so so,” was measured at 110/64 recently. Now, the whole idea of throwing the wights around looks pretty silly (even Dan has said so), but arms and legs working in this manner really keeps the heart rate (and breathing going). By the end of the 1980s, this concept was lost, along with leg warmers and Richard Simmons/Jane Fonda. However, Leonard Schwartz was really onto a great program for conditioning. He walked the walk, so to speak.
Thanks for posting this @BennyHayes my man
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