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NYC Subway Exercises

If you're looking for a free place to do your workouts, the NYC subway is one of the best places to test your strength and ability to impress (or piss off) your fellow subway riders. This is absolutely free, although, I can't promise that you won't be served with a ticket. But hey, gyms can get boring, and the subway has a sturdy pole.

Subway Pull Ups

How many can you do?

Handstands.

Hope you're carrying hand sanitizer...

Yoga

Ultimate test for balance and stability.

Pole Dancing

Get it, get it.

More Pole Dancing...

How do you even do that?!

Subway Seat Pushup

The Turnstile Hop

Here's a video of how creative you can get at the subway.

And you should probably really shouldn't do these exercises on the subway, but I ain't yo' mama.
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No Prob!!! :)
@jordanhamilton Thanks!!!!!
somehow I'm tempted to stay away from the NYC Subway if I ever go there..... xD
Creative card!!
Hmm... may have to try some of these ;D Although I feel like everyone in the car would get super pissed at me lol
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