Thanks to the team at OCRVIC for organising today, as this is definitely the kick start I needed to get back into the swing of exercise, since I was slowly running this risk of losing my fitness mojo and still not feeling well, finding more excuses.
Easily located in South Melbourne, we were ready to try something new, until we got the briefing. Oz introduced himself and told us the benefits of Altitude Training including improved overall performance and how it can get faster results.
We then had to go on the bike (or rower), partnered up, whilst one was on the bike, the other person was doing wall walks. Now if you haven't done this before, think about getting into a plank, with your feet next to the wall, walking your hands towards you, you then start walking your feet up the wall. This really is a killer on the shoulders and core. We then finished off with another run, this time running up the road and back again with a medicine ball, since we had activated our upper body with the wall walks. This was to get us warmed up and the blood flowing, preparing us for the altitude training room.
Whilst on the bike, Oz came around and monitored heart rate and oxygen levels, in which I discovered that I don't actually breath during exercise. Hhmm (a little bit worrying!). You do have to think about your overall breathing techniques, otherwise we would run the risk of fainting or being sick.
- 25 x calories on the rower
- 15 x 12kg Kettlebell swings, guys were using 24kg
- 10 x box jumps (images of Allyson breaking her hand kept going through my head, really not a good thing to think about whilst doing these)
- 5 x burpees
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After we finished our AMRAP session, we moved into the main room and played around with some box with weight runs, burpee then bar traverse and then finally a jump muscle up on the bar (from a box). So at least we had a little play at the end just to finish of the session.