Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Threshold Training

Workout of the Day

WOD 1 – in the morning…

Gymnastics Rings

L sit Skin the Cat 3 x 5

Planche hold w/ feet on ground 5 x max seconds (not many)

Ring Dips 20, 20, 20

WOD 2 – in the afternoon…


Snatch 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1

GHD situps 20, 20, 20

WOD 3 – also in the afternoon…

Tire Drag Relays (3 per team)

2 x up 4 story parking garage with a 40# tire

Rest as team runs

Justin, Travis, Brooke, and Brian came up from East Sac to help break in the new lifting decks today at the gym. I’m happy to report they held up wonderfully. Brooke even set a new record, so how you like dem apples??? In all it was just fun to be using the facility for its intended purpose finally.

The real fun was later though, when we all headed over to the Sutter Street Parking decks to drag tires. 6 levels of 40+ yard ramps separated by short flats. This was a classic threshold effort, very similar to pushing a car or carry a sandbag to the top of a hill. You keep pushing until you literally can’t continue picking up your feet. Nothing like this type of training for building a big motor but so few people do it. It’s mentally demanding like nothing else and the physical pain can be excruciating. With that type of endorsement, I see no reason why all of you won’t be out there doing some version of this workout first things tomorrow… Man up and go get better.

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