Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 12, 2011

Yesterday, I briefly touched on the ability of athletes to develop tremendous body control and the ability to be extremely strong when controlling their own bodies.  When I think of this type of strength the first type of athletes that pop into my head are gymnasts.  Their control over their bodies and strength involved in that control is unparalleled.  The second thing that pops into my head is shown in the video above.  Strength, grace, coordination, agility, balance.  These individuals are amazing!!!  The amount of stabilizer strength and overall body strength required for them to complete a performance is truly astounding.  Strength and skills, like the ones showcased in the video, can only be attained through hours of diligent practice and training.  If you want something bad enough anything is possible.

Program 1 - week 2 - Tabata Training
Day 2 - Push Ball/Swiss Ball Hamstring Curl/Mackenzie Press/Push Up
Day 3 - Double Unders/Open Hip Sit Ups/Fist Twists/Air Squats
Day 4 - Ring Row/Fire Hose Climbs/Weight Release Push Ups/DB Curls 

Program 2 - week 2 - Strength
A1 Dead lifts

3x6/2x5/1x3{start the 6’s where you did the 5’s the week earlier}
B1 1 ¼ Front Squats 4x5{3, 1, 1, 2}
C1 Back Hyper Extensions 3x15
C2 Standing Calf Raises 3x20{3, 1, 3, 1}

Program 3 - Conquest
AMRAP 4 minutes
10 Thruster
6 Pull Ups
Rest 2 minutes
AMRAP 4 Minutes
10 Wall Ball Shot
6 Knees to Elbows
Rest 2 minutes
100 Double Unders for Time