Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wheelbarrow Walk

Workout of the Day

7 rounds for time:

20 meter human wheelbarrow

7 handstand pushups

14 situps

First day training since falling off the wall last Wednesday (pictured left). My right ankle is still a bit swollen but not bad, and the left heel bruise is almost gone. Niels and I went to the Oxford University park to do this routine and found ourselves some space amidst the sunbathing masses in England. I don’t think people are used to 18 degree weather (close to 70 farenheit) so they were out in force.

I can’t remember the last time I did a wheelbarrow race, but it’s too long ago. This was really fun. I was worried that the wheelbarrows plus the handstands would be too much on the arms, but it was actually much more of a core-centric exercise. This made the situps much harder than they otherwise would’ve been. The handstands weren’t that bad, in fact. Doing them without a wall certainly helps, I think. Having a partner there to keep me in a vertical path rather than pushing into a static wall definitely conserves energy. I did all 7 sets without breaking, finishing in a total time of 10:18. Short, sharp, felt great.

Tomorrow I get my student card and official affiliation with the University, including their sport facilities. I’m hoping to check out the pool and weightroom to get a better idea of what I’ll be working with the next 2 months.

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