Staying in peak physical condition is a challenge for many a man on the go. I send this workout to many of my clients who frequently travel and find their business schedule presses them for time. You’ll notice the term “Pavel” will be referenced throughout these workouts. “Pavelling” should be done to some degree during any exercise.
Simply put, to “Pavel” is to constrict the musculature - more musculature than you need. A synonymous action would be bracing of the core or recruitment of the musculoskeletal system to create or support motion.
To some kettle bell enthusiasts this name may sound familiar as it is the name of Pavel Tsatsouline- who some consider to be the father of modern kettle bell dynamics.
Please keep in mind that to Pavel doesn’t necessarily mean to squeeze as hard as you can but rather to squeeze more than you need to that you are over protecting the joints throughout any given motion.
The traveller’s workout proceeds as follows...
If your pressed for time and looking to keep the laces tight then try 2 rounds.
If your a little more curious about how more time under tension will feel then give 3 rounds a try.
If schedule permits and you’re thinking of going for the Varsity squad then give 4 rounds a go.
Stretch often- hydrate just as much.
Train Smart. Move Well. Do Work.