Chisel Day 2 - Workout Notes
- Apr 24th, 2019 at 2:16PM
Apologies for so many posts, but I believe a few people might be interested in these and wanted to post after completing my Chisel Day 2 workout. Plus - hot off the Kenzai press - an excellent resource for subs for Full Body Exercises! Save it, bookmark it, read it, love it. http://bit.ly/fullbodysubs
I enjoyed today's workout. And it was over in 25 minutes including a nice stretch session at the end. I'll take it!
Day 2 workout notes:
Hang Time – I’ve got 2 sub ideas for this. I tried them both out today (one per cycle).
First cycle I did them as prescribed except with my couch behind me. I did the explosion up with the feet (although not nearly as high as Patrick gets!) and then brought my feet down onto the couch. This kept me with pretty good control of the downward motion and avoided the lower section that would have been more of a fall and thus not a soft landing. My feet landed pretty softly plus the couch is a nicely cushioned landing spot! I would not advise this with any object that is not very very stable! My couch didn’t move but a dining chair or the like might have slid or tipped. I think I could also do this at the gym with a weight bench – being very careful to get the spacing right so that my feet land on the bench! Also, it's important to keep the core tight to avoid letting the hips/back sink down after the feet land - that would not be good for the lower back.
Second cycle I used a stability ball for a pike/tuck. It definitely gets the shoulder/chest/core workout without the impact but does lack the leg workout that comes from the jumping up. It was easier but not easy – definitely a good alternative for those who cannot keep a soft landing for the Hang Time.
I think something similar with just a tuck would be suitable as a Half Burpee alternative too.
Starjumps – no problem – just don’t jump any higher than needed and keep the landing soft with soft knees.
Fakie – I also felt this one was okay as I was able to keep the jump very low and land softly.
That's it for today!