I'm still working on the review of Convict Conditioning 2 that I wanted to post last night, except that I of course got sucked back into the book when I was referencing specific parts for the review and ended up just reading it all over again. Did I mention it's really good? Anyway..... in celebration of doing clutch flags in the the park yesterday, I made a fun Friday circuit workout with a little bit of focus on the lateral chain.
Always start with- In addtion to the moves in , I really like the warm up sequence in the manual - and will be further reviewing that over the weekend.
Since we focused on some pieces of theon Monday, we put it all together today - and did some intense practice - when you're in the right mental state, practicing get ups without weight, and slowly, can be a real challenge. One of my favorite challenges, interestingly enough.
I like to make Friday a day with a little more "variety" so out came theand the weird little 20lb along with a selection of what I like to call "moderate" .. for women who train with me, this usually means , , - for guys usually , , but definitely adjust to your ability, or if it feel heavy or light to you.
Get out the... set it up for 30 seconds work, 20-30seconds rest (advanced: shorten the rest period!)
Do 2-3 rounds of:
- 2 hand swings
- Push ups (proper form - if you are not to full push ups yet, thats ok too!)
- Burpees (with or without )
- rows right
- rows left
We then did a quick review of 1 arm swings and did a couple sets of 10 per hand and a few "slingshots" (aka "around the worlds")
Then... out came the Battling ropes! We split into 2 groups:
Two rounds of:
- 30 seconds A: Side plank right, B: "up downs"
- 30 seconds A: Side plank left, B: Battling rope "Side to sides"
- 30 seconds A: "up downs", B:Side plank right
- 30 seconds A: "side to sides"; B: Side plank left
Next, we alternated between 30 seconds of Russian Twist (with) and style plank for 3 rounds total (of both)
Finish up with intensive practice of the- they switched between the seven moves (in order) as "narrated" Those new to the moves had time to process the info and follow along, those who were already very familiar with the had the added challenge of a slower - which is it's own interesting drill.
End withand plenty of water!