“Well done is better than well said.”—Benjamin Franklin
Today, we are building your muscular endurance to prepare you for the unique challenges you will face with each obstacle and hill climb. For the greatest training effect, use light to moderate weight and aim for perfect form and control with each repetition. Challenge yourself to complete six hill-climb intervals.
Main Set: Strength Circuit
A1. Body Weight Squats 4 x 10 to 15 reps
(Advanced: Hold Spartan Pancake with both hands for added resistance)
A2. Box Jumps 4 x 10 (Advanced: Hold 5- to 10-pound Spartan Pancake or dumbbell in each hand)
A3. Pancake Slams 4 x 10 reps
Rest 90 seconds
6 intervals: 30-second run followed by 1-minute rest
Do this run at 10 percent treadmill incline or find a challenging hill or trail
Beginner Version: Increase rest time and/or decrease running pace.
Advanced Version: Decrease rest time, and/or use Spartan Pancake for added resistance.
Next Workout: ENDURANCE: July 22, 2017