Anyone do the Spartan WODs?
I signed up for their newsletter and get a daily WOD every night. I haven't done their program, but it seems like a decent workout. Just curious what you all think.
The workouts can be found here
I've been getting the workouts for about a month now. I tried one of them, can't remember which one. It gassed me but i don't feel like i got much out of it. I'd rather have done a crossfit WOD, ran, and swam, or something along those lines. I think they're nice to break the routine every once and a while, and i'll probably do another this week, but I wouldn't be able to do them as a program since I have to workout during work and I wouldn't have the injury or the joint endurance for it
I'm starting these WODs. I need something different to keep me motivated and these seem pretty decent.
Here's a few examples:
Long run. One hour, minimum. There is no need to bring out the high intensity if you’ve already been going hard this week. Focus on building a solid aerobic base. This is the day of the week to get comfortable with the time and distance it will take you to finish your Spartan Race. Try running your Spartan Race distance and even adding a few more miles.
Warmup up with a jog that stretches into a moderate tempo run that covers 1-3 miles in length.
Find a good place to jump into:
5-25 pull ups (or 25-100 push ups)
Jump right back down into another 1-3 mile run, the last 10 minutes being a cool down.
Try and get right back into running at race pace immediately following the strength exercise sets. A Spartan Race forces you to transition from speed to strength and power rapidly - so better get ready for it ahead of time.
Pick up a sandbag (Chris's is 30lbs and named Wilson) and start walking up a steep hill.
For beginners, like Chris, this is plenty. Here in Vermont our hills sometimes last 3 + miles, so Chris doesn't have to worry about doing hill repeats, yet. But those of you with shorter hills, do repeats. (Flatlanders, you'll just have to pick up the pace.) More advanced athletes should attempt running with the sandbag. Try to go for at least 30 minutes of solid work on your muscular and aerobic endurance.
warm-up: 1-2 mile run (throw in some short accelerations)
5-15 x 400 meter repeat
Recover with a 200 meter easy jog (basically just let your momentum carry you forward till you start next interval)
a solid Spartan alternative version of this WOD is to do:
5-15 x 400 meter repeat (+10 burpees)
cool down with 800 meters jog and stretch
You get the idea. Any input on these workouts?