Today I went to a free Spartan workout as part of the Spartan workout tour. I won’t lie, I was a bit nervous – but as I arrived I saw people of all different shapes and sizes and my nerves began to ease.
I didn’t know what to expect other than burpees… Lots of burpees… And I wasn’t wrong about that.
After picking up my tshirt and wristband, I was off to the workout!
We started with fundamental movements – jumping jacks, running in place, high knees, squats, push-ups, bear crawls, crab walks, and yes, of course, burpees. We did mountain climbers and ape jumps, and of course, more burpees.
After about an hour of body weight work – with – you guessed it – lots of burpees, we started rounds of core work followed by burpees, until it was your groups turn.
Since I got there kinda late I was in group #6 (there were 10 total). They had us get down in plank position, and hold it. Each group was called one by one for a lap around the park (it was a very quick lap – 20-30 seconds tops) and while each group ran around the loop, the rest of us had to do planks, alternating arm lifts in plank position, alternating leg lift in plank position, burpees, more burpees, V sits, hallow back, butterfly kicks, burpees, more burpees, more planks, push-ups, more burpees, and then of course it was my turn – group 6! I was happy because I kept up in the front of the pack – generally I am always in the back of the pack, but it goes to show you that I’m getting stronger because I was able to maintain a front and center position. When we got back it was burpee time, followed by more core work until all 10 groups were done.
Once this was done they asked us to look to our left and to our right and find a partner. To my dismay everyone seemed to be there with someone… I was without a partner. The partner workouts were wheelbarrows, human pull-ups, and leap frog jump over each other. Following this we stretched, got some words of wisdom from the trainers, took a group selfie, and grabbed some coupons and stickers!
All in all the day was a great experience and I’m confident I’ll be able to make it through the Spartan race in May!
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