I struggle with the Rope Climb, Monkey Bars, Multi-Rig, Twister, Ape Hanger and Spear Throw that all require a great deal of upper body strength. So as I mentioned in my last post, my goal is to strengthen my upper body to learn better technique to minimize my total burpee count. I have started training at Applied Fitness Solutions. They offer personal training in a much different format than what others offer. Nate and Trent, actually everyone I have met at the Rochester Hills location, ... Read More about Goals – Less Burpees and More Endurance
I know many husbands (and their children) have been told to NOT get their significant other anything related to weight-loss, fitness, etc. I set this wives-tale straight some time ago. I was more than blessed on this birthday with my family giving Spears with a DIY Spear Throw Target to practice my throws for my training. I was beyond excited as this is one of the Spartan Race obstacles that is my nemesis. I have made it once in the past 11-races and the Spear throw has the highest failure rate ... Read More about My Family is Awesome!!!!!
So you have heard of Spartan Race, people you know have run a race, or you have seen a race whether on Facebook, TV or YouTube. You feel compelled to do something different and really challenge yourself. The question you have is how do I start training for my first race? If you have never really done more than an occasional yoga class, spin class or session at your local gym, you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed where to start. Please take a few deep breathes and relax. Take That First ... Read More about How to Train for Your First Spartan Race
This past weekend we held a team workout in preparation for Michigan races in September for both teams actually. Bucket and sand bag carries along the trails went well and no one really struggled. We started light as were unsure how familiar everyone was with the trails and how comfortable they were carrying something while running, walking. All-in-all, it went well. Rope Climbs on the other hand were challenging for all of us. Technique is important and where most of us struggled. We had a ... Read More about Rope Climbs, Sand Bag and Bucket Carries