After more than 3 months on the sidelines following an erruption in the lower back (I have two prolapsed discs, one of which also has a small annular tear), I have commenced light training. This also coincides with a change of location, where I no longer have access to top bodybuilding facilities. What I do have is a beautiful beach-side location, including some grassy areas, park benches and a kids adventure playground.
I have also bought a couple of light kettlebells (though probably should have just gone for vinyl DBs). With time limited, I am training on the beach using these and enjoying it, as well as seeing some early results. Training is pull-ups, variety of push-ups, lunges, step-ups, box jumps, kettlebell swings, etc.
The lesson I’ve learned is how easy it is to get stressed about training, and programmes using complex equipment, etc, when sometimes you just need to make the best of your own circumstances. I have been the world’s worst for this in the past. Sure, if you have access to a shit-hot gym then take advantage. But if time, money, circumstances, etc, don’t permit then there is usually always an alternative way to achieve some worthy results.