MUSCLE-UP WEEK 9: Every obstacle on a Spartan Race want to use your shoulders. Even during a run, you have your scapular muscles working.
MUSCLE-UP WEEK 8: The second deloading week strength session is dedicated to mobility. I personally have tight packs and stiff shoulders, which means bad technique and bad posture, which mean failing many exercises and exhausting myself way too early in MetCons. Muscle is not enough!
MUSCLE-UP 7: Actually it was 47 ronins in the famous samurai revenge story, but who cares, plus we have to take the inflation into consideration…
MUSCLE-UP WEEK 6: “QUAD THE F*CK!”, said the Roman general when he saw the army of Hannibal which had just crossed the Alps to attack the Eternal City. True, robust strength in the legs make the difference between winning and losing the war.
MUSCLE-UP WEEK 5: Welcome back after your deload week! We start the second block with an easy sprint exercise, light box jumps, like a warrior elf in a bad trilogy.
MUSCLE-UP WEEK 4: We stretch and flex – easier than a sweaty metcon but not less important.
MUSCLE-UP WEEK 3: Now I understand how the slaves of Egypt trained for building a pyramid. They pushed around a sledge in the nearest CrossFit gym.
MUSCLE-UP WEEK 2: Atlas stones, massive logs, buckets full of dirt – how to prep for the back-cracking weight lifting and carry? After this workout, you will demonstrate a genuine talent for lurching like a zombie. There are so many walking dead films and tv shows that with the help of this workout you can always get a job.
MUSCLE-UP WEEK 1: The most unpleasant obstacles at the Spartan Races all involve carrying some kind of weights. Therefore, you do a great favour to yourself if you practice the fundamental weight lifting movements with a heavy load.