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    Fitness trails

    Is anyone familiar with "par couse fitness trails." These are fitness trials that include stops for sit-ups, push ups, pull-ups, etc..... If anyone has any specifications for such a trail please let me know, or if there is a company that offers such a plan, thanks

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    Yes - I've seen 'em

    The military and many civilian communities near military installations have been building these for years. Also try college sports-fitness departments. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Fitness trails

    Originally posted by elandon
    Is anyone familiar with "par couse fitness trails." These are fitness trials that include stops for sit-ups, push ups, pull-ups, etc..... If anyone has any specifications for such a trail please let me know, or if there is a company that offers such a plan, thanks
    I've seen them in linear and large urban parks ... fitness trails with "exercise stations" with chin bars and so on spaced about 100m to 200m apart. I've never seen anyone use them, though. I can understand installing such facilities if you have a grant.

    Here's a few sites to look at.

    http://www.fittrail.com/
    http://www.capitalplaysystems.com/health-walk.htm
    http://www.parkstructures.com/health.htm

    Finally ... MIL SPEC!

    http://www.fbodaily.com/cbd/archive/1999/08(August)/09-Aug-1999/78sol001.htm
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Since I was in the Marines I am all too familiar with these "fartlek courses" as they are called in the military. A standard USMC fartlek will consist of usually a 1/2 mile trail with:

    Ropes, incline leg lifts, incline push ups, barbells, dip bars, push up and crunch station, step ups (w/ ammo cans filled with lead), pull up bars, etc.

    You basically just run around in circles hitting different stations for like 30 seconds a pop.

    Civilian side you obviously have to use more stationary features such as pull ups, incline push ups, steps, and incline leg lift/crunch boards.

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