Monday, May 11, 2009

A Case of the Mondays

Ok, we get it - Mondays are typically not everyone's favorite day of the week, but after a busy weekend, I love to get after it - get closer to accomplishing my goals and kick start a great week with a kick ass training session. While everyone else loathes mondays, you're different - you see them as opportunity. Get after it!

For today's session, I began with my lowerbody activation work, movement prep and some work on my start along with wall drills and various run-bound sequeunces. For my upperbody warm up, I did 2 sets of 15 reps each of push ups and recline rows.

On to the good stuff...

a) 10 Minute Density Round: Sandbag Loading w/130lb bag onto a ~36-42" platform. I alternated between loading the bag straight on and laterally. Sandbag loading for time is a great test of fortitude and total body strength and conditioning.

Here's Elliott Hulse, author of the
Gridiron Strongman Program explaining the benefits of sandbag loading:

b1) weighted push ups 3x8-12
b2) weighted recline rows 3x8-12

c) sled dragging x 200 total yards (on grass). I alternated between forward dragging, backward dragging and pull throughs. Its summer time (practically) and in my world, that means dragging the sled and dragging it OFTEN!

I've got a few hours now to recover and i'm off to teach boxing & muay thai @ the Connecitcut IMB Academy later tonight. All in a days work, baby!

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