This morning I opted for TAP OUT: CONDITIONING FOR COMBAT SPORTS. It's meant strictly for the person who likes their workouts to be gut-wrenching and I was curious to see how it compared with CrossFit.
Although the sledge hammers weren't used today (probably because it was raining), it was still a great 60-minute workout leaving me sweaty, wet and very dirty. The component parts were:
Burpees Sit-ups Air squats Jump roping Twisting with a 20lb. bar on the shoulders Wall balls over head (the small wall balls) from about 10 feet to the wall Wall balls under hand to the wall with a forward leap Wall balls close to the wall right hand only, then left hand only Moving tires across the parking lot (by squatting, lifting and flipping) Jogging and Sprinting Running in place followed by side stepping, forward and backwards running The Bear Walk The Duck Walk The Crab Walk Shadow Boxing and finally boxing on the bags as fast and as hard as you can
This was definitely high intensity and constantly varied. The big difference I noticed was that there was much longer recovery times between the component parts. Where I did really well was with the tires. I pretty much blew everyone away with this one thanks to my CrossFit training.
What killed my legs though was the Duck Walk. Oh my God, did that take it out of me. It's like getting in the squat position all the way down to where you are practically sitting on the ground, then walking in that position. It's pure pain and a definite energy zapper. Took me awhile to recover from that.
Well not too long. Right afterwards I went on to do Capoeira. The movements were slightly easier today and I'm starting to get the feel of the spinning kicks. It's amazing how dizzy you get with these.
Later in the day, my dad and I went to the shooting range so he could try out his new glock. I rented one as well just to try it, and LOVED it! I think it's so great that he and I can share this kind of stuff together. He used to be just as crazy as me when he was younger and so he appreciates my adventerous spirit. He shot really well today...way to go Dad!