Diesel Training – Survival in the Sun
“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” – Winston Churchill
All I could think about yesterday was what I had to do to survive.
It was a beautiful and hot day. The thermometer was showing over 90 degrees, and although it was slightly cooler in the Garage Gym, it was still humid and everything we touched got covered in sweat.
We started out with about 10 minutes of warm-up that included Mobility / PVC Roller / General Warm-up. By the end of that, we had already sweated through our shirts. Each of us went through a giant glass of water just during this time
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Next was Front Squats. We stayed higher in reps instead of going up in weight, and for our last set we dropped down for a giant set. This just added to how drenched we were, but we kept on going. I combined them with Log Military Press. This is a very intense combination.
Next, we moved on to Waddles using the Napalm’s Nightmare rotating handle which is 2.5 inches thick. These kicked my ass. We did four sets of them. The last one is the only one that really wiped out my grip, but each set burnt my legs and glutes up due to the short choppy steps we were taking.
During the waddle, with the sun seemingly only getting hotter, we had to work harder to focus and survive the workout. At this point in the video is when you really hear us pulling for one another each step along the way.
The killer, THE ABSOLUTE KILLER, for me was Lunges. We “raced” up the hill to the satellite and then came back and by the time I got up there, my groin muscles were completely fried. It was all I could to SURVIVE and finish the course.
I could really tell how weak my groin muscles are and I think I know what I have to do to get them strengthened back up…
We finished with Prowler Rope Pulls on the Glute Ham machine. We weren’t sure how to set up good resistance out in the grass, so at first we hooked the rope up to a 30-lb kettlebell, but that was just too light. Next we hooked up the empty prowler, but that was too light too, so we threw on 90-lbs. That was just right!
The prowler plus 90-lbs was so heavy that the Glute Ham machine was tipping over so we had to stand on the back of it for one another.
You’ll also see about 2/3 of the way through the video that I somehow miss the foot hooks on the station and do a complete nose dive / face plant in the grass. Awesome!
Here’s a video clip our training. It was great to get out of the garage and into the sunlight for a change, and it felt good to push myself and be pushed at the same time.
Here’s a clip of four session…
Keep up the great work in your training, and have an outstanding Memorial Day weekend!
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Tags: conditioning, front squats, lunges, prowler, rope pulling, strength training, strongman, training outside
May 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm
Great stuff guys, those waddles look tough!
May 27th, 2010 at 10:13 pm
They were brother. For sure.
If you guys haven’t made a Napalm’s Nightmare yet, you need to today!
May 28th, 2010 at 7:58 am
Thaks for that Jedd, Cheri and I laughed for 10 minutes after watching your dismount…
When we getting together for a session like this?? I am free until August 23rd…