Getting Ready for Winter League!Jan 14, 2011
Winter league is two weeks away. Soon, I will categorize all days of the week as days-that-are-Thursday and days-that- are-not-Thursday.
Since it's gotten cold here in Lancaster PA I haven't been doing much cardiovascular work. This doesn't worry me as much as the fact that I haven't been doing any lateral movement training. All of my work has been either running or jump rope training.
So that my body will not be totally shocked by stop-and-go movements and my squirrely handler cutting patterns I am now alternating jump rope days with lateral movement days.
Today's lateral movement workout went like this:
- 5 min jump roping warmup
- 2 min rest/dynamic stretching
I then stretched my jump rope out on the floor and did 3 repeats of:
- 30s skater hops, 90s rest
- 30 s shuffling and touching each end of the jump rope, 90s rest.
I ended with a 2 min jump rope cooldown for a good workout in under 20 minutes.
This workout required only an 8 X 10 ft space in the corner of the gym. It is a great indoor winter workout! I will admit that I had avoided doing it for awhile because I thought I would feel self conscious. But after powering through the awkward feeling of the Olympic lifts, and doing goofy-looking core strengthening exercises, I've decided any desire I have to blend in is already a lost cause. Besides, why not give all those folks walking on the treadmills a good show?
What will you dare to do in the gym this week?
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