Strength in Conditioning for Friday, June 12, 2015
It’s one thing to lift heavy when we’re working with a barbell. It’s familiar, easy to hold on to, and designed to be tossed around. But what happens when mwe need to move an awkward piece of furniture or put our luggage in an overhead storage compartment on a plane?
We may have the strength to do these tasks from our barbell work, but do we have the functionality? Do we know how to best position our bodies around these awkward objects to lift them safely and efficiently?
If you workout at SICFIT Scottsdale — the original Functional Fitness Gym in Arizona — you do! In today’s workout especially, functional fitness takes center stage because today we will be play with some Atlas Stones! You know, those big cement stones you’ve seen on TV where half human/half hulk men and women throw em’ around in Strongman competitions.
By working with these stones we transfer the skills we’ve learned in our barbell lifts into lifting randomly shaped objects — which we are more likely to come across in our day to day lives. So not only will you be getting a great workout, but you’ll be making your life more functional as well!
10 Minutes of Jump Rope
Minute 1 = 1 Burpee
Minute 2 = 2 Burpees
… All the way to 10
STRENGTH & SKILL
Atlas Stones Skill
3-6 Atlas Stone Ground to Shoulder