Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NerdStrong Gym - Sandbags & Battleropes

Today Christy and Kimi were coaching but Andrew was also there helping out. Warm up was alot of stretching and then we moved on to our skill work. Today we learned how to properly work with Sandbags. We lined up into three rows and while one person from each row would be working with a coach the rest were planking and doing sit ups while we waited.

After warm up and skill work we started the workout. It was split into two different workouts. The first was using what we had just learned from our skill session. We did 2 minutes of Sandbag Shoulders (meaning we took a heavy sandbag and heaved it onto our should and back down) and then we did a 140m Run.

The second part of the workout was Battleropes. I have seen these done and they always looked like a good workout and kind of fun. We had a choice to go with easy, medium or hard ropes. I went with the medium. We were doing 30 seconds of Double Waves, then Alternating Waves and finally Stand to Squat Alternating Waves.

These were extremely tough and exhausting. And even though we only did them for 30 seconds at a time, it feels like forever when you're in the middle of them, especially towards the end when your arms are like rubber and you have the coaches (especially Andrew) "encouraging" you on.  But I have to say though they are tough they are still fun to do and a favorite of mine now.

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