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Ethiopia: Suspension Workout in the Wilderness

The Atlantic

"I got into great shape in this mud hut in Ethiopia. The best shape I've ever been in."

You know that feeling when you really want to blast your core and delts, but you don't have a gym nearby, in any traditional sense? Or you do, but you don't want to be inside a sweaty gym on a nice day? David Hunt and his best friend Dan Vinson do. When the idea for a solution to this problem came to them, Hunt was living in Ethiopia as a Peace Corps volunteer, and Vinson was living in Sequoia National Forest as a back-country ranger.

"I was paying $2 per month for a membership to an Ethiopian gym with car parts for weights," Hunt told me. "Dan built a gym using logs and rocks. But we were getting really good lifts in. We've been trying to come up with a solution for bringing your workouts anywhere ever since."

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