Some of the head honchos over at Savage Race train with us, and one brought along some special gifts today. Now... these are the guys who create some of the wickedest, most mean looking mud runs around... this is NOT a race for sissies. Some of the obstacles are downright sadistic. There... I said it. Anyway if you are up for an extreme challenge, go check out their site and register for a race in your area, and train HARD in the mean time. So... a sloshpipe is a long piece of thick pvc pipe that has been sealed at both ends with a quantity of water inside. The water sloshes around inside the pipe... hence the name. So, assuming you have a 9 or 10 foot pipe that's 3", 4", 5", or 6" in diameter, you have something very very wicked to walk around with (be careful, this gets intense FAST). The sloshpipes he made were 3" and 4" and weighed only 25lbs and 40lbs approx. Not much until you consider the off balance sloshy action. We kept it basic as the use of sloshpipes were new to all of us, myself included. But what a FUN addition!
Here's what we did:
Joint Mobility warm up, some moderatedeadlifts and swings to continue warming up.
5 Rounds of:
- 20 moderate to heavy swings
- 10 squats (or 5/per side front squats)
- 5 push ups (good ones!)
- 1 nice long stroll with the sloshpipe held in the crook of the elbows at chest level ("Zercher")
Following a short break, we talked about thehigh pull and how it relates to snatching, taming the arc and timing. Then we did a little practice circuit for fun:
- 5 per side high pulls
- 5 per side rows
- 5 per side one arm swings
Then we couldn't stand it and had to play with the sloshpipes some more - experimenting with different exercises, moves, holds, and generally having a good time safely trying new things and cheering each other on.
We finished up with some Primal Move practice - really pleased at how well everyone is progressing with everything.