Sunday, May 17, 2015

NerdStrong Gym - Pitch Perfect Battle

Today's themed workout was alot of fun. I really like "random" type of workouts. This one came from the brain of coach Seely who is a HUGE Pitch Perfect fan. I have never seen Pitch Perfect or it's sequel but it looks like a movie I would enjoy.

So how this workout works.. We were all given a clipboard and paper (btw they were BSG themed, which meant all the corners were cut off). We were teamed up with a partner (I was teamed with Jason) and we had to pick one movement from each of the categories (Bass, Alto, Tenor and Soprano) and then assign it either 4, 8 or 16 beats "reps". What was extra fun was that we didn't know what the other teams were picking so this had potential to be really bad.

Coach Blair rolled a three sided di to determine which team would go first... and sure enough team 2 (Jason and I) were up first. We revealed our Mashup with 8x Push Ups, 16x No Arm Sit Ups, 8x WallBalls and 16x Jumping Jacks (x2 so 32). We had to do this workout as many times as possible within 5 minutes. I think the majority of us did about 3, 3 1/2 sets before time ran out.

It was a good workout for the first one and folks seemed to like it. It was then team 3's turn and they revealed their Mashup with 4x Push Ups, 8x Super Bananas, 16x Kettlebell Swings and 4x Jumping Jacks (x2 so 8).

We were still fairly fresh so this workout wasn't that bad.. Super Bananas were a bit tough but we only had 8 of them. And we had more jumping jacks but I'm good with those, especially since it was only 8. Again the majority of the people did about 3 sets of these movements before time ran out.

Up next was team 4 and their Mashup consisted of 8x Renegade Rows, 16x Mountain Climbers, 8x SlamBalls and of course 16x Jumping Jacks (x2 so 32).

Now I was getting tired, after doing ten minute of the previous workouts you were starting to feel it. Luckily this was all new stuff with exception of the Jumping Jacks which we are doing for a third time now. And like with the other sets we got about 3 to 3 1/2 sets done before the 5 minute mark.

We then moved on to our final team... team 1. This team had coach Christy on it so we were expecting Burpees and sure enough the first thing on their Mashup was 4x Burpees, along with 4x Super Bananas, 8x Kettlebell Swings and no Jumping Jacks this time.. instead we did 16x Flutter Kicks (x2 so 32).

By this time your exhausted and you're just trying to get through the movements without dying. Burpees are horrible but at least we only had to do 4 at a time, and again the super bananas were tough but it was nice to end with flutter kicks. I manged to get in 3 sets before time was called.

Overall this was a fantastic workout, very random and awesome. The next class's workout would be different.. could be easier then ours or harder, that's why I like these kinds of workouts. Great job coach Seely (who wasn't there to coach us) but we still had two awesome coaches and they were coach Andrew and coach Blair.. thanks for all your encouragement and support.  

And by the way they played the soundtrack to Pitch Perfect while we worked out and I loved the music so I'm sure I'm going to love the movie.

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