This week was one called "Fit Camp" and was based on some of the exercises and activities that the Strong Man/Strong Woman competitors do (you know - those guys/gals that pull trucks and lift giant concrete balls). The trainer is someone who has competed before and just qualified again for the North American Strong Woman competition. Definitely not something I've been exposed to before (other than flipping channels and seeing the giant burly men on TSN and thinking "wow. that looks hard") but I figured it would be interesting.
|not pictured - the giant tire|
|i was born in the mountains, not so great at the climbing|
|they demoed it together, we had to pull it by ourselves|
Things that did not surprise me: pulling a weighted sled up an incline on grass is not easy, sometimes my pushup form is not that great:
|maybe i need to do some pushups in front of a mirror...|
Oh - and my hands and wrists are super sore from the rope pulls - I guess I don't use those little muscles all that much.
Giant concrete balls - ever lifted one? (and been terrified that it would squish your toes?)