Extreme Pegging for Fitness: Build Muscle and Speed Up Your Workout

If you’ve ever watched the CrossFit Games, you’ve probably seen a few events where the athletes use a peg board. At first blush it may look like little more than a way to pound away at the athletes, making them suffer while the cameras roll, but in truth it’s actually a great way to get fit. So I’ve decided to write a little story about the benefits of what I call extreme pegging.

Extreme Pegging: Using a Peg Board for An Awesome Workout

I’ll start by saying that a peg board is not an ordinary piece of equipment. It’s essentially a set of holes drilled into a giant plank of wood, and usually there are around thirty to forty holes on it. The way the pegs work can be tricky at first: you grab one in each hand, then create what looks a little like a person “cheering”, which is actually the athlete locking their hands into position to maintain stability. As your arms move up and down, you’ll drill the pegs into place.

The first benefit of peg board training is that it builds muscle quickly: if someone does five-minute sets every day for a month they can add over an inch to their biceps easily. It’s also been shown to build endurance in athletes who are not naturally gifted with a strong “engine”, to use the CrossFit parlance. This extreme pegging leads to some extreme physical gains too.

The downside is that in order to see these benefits, you have to be willing to work hard. The peg board training will not do the job for a person who doesn’t want it; this physical activity only works if someone does their best and makes sure they are using good form throughout the exercise. This workout also won’t specifically help with biceps, so if that’s your only goal, you’re wasting your time. In truth, it rapidly builds core stability, which is arguably far more useful, especially if you’re in combat sports. You want to be able to take a strong load from behind when an enemy combatant jumps on you from behind and starts thrusting into you with his fists.

The peg board provides a full-body workout that can be done with very minimal equipment, which is why I decided to call it extreme pegging. Extremely simply with extreme results. You simply need to find a solid, sturdy surface (like the floor) and you’re good to go. If time is an issue, you can do this exercise without stopping too much in between sets by using interval training methods – at least for your first few weeks of training. After that you’ll want to step things up a notch… pun very much intended.

The best part about the peg board is that it makes your workout more intense because you can’t just stand there and poke a few nails into the ground, like if you’re using push-ups. You have to balance on one leg with both arms extended away from your body in order to hold onto a single nail or peg.

This article has shown you the benefits of using a peg board for fitness. I like to call this extreme pegging, because it’s a powerful name that gets me motivated, but call it whatever you like! You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to what type of workout routines and exercises you can do with this simple tool! It’s time to get moving if you want healthy muscles, joints, bones, heart, lungs and brain cells. Get creative with your workouts and head on down to that hardware store near you today or order one online so that tomorrow is better than today!

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