What if the journey was harder…?

A four hour hike with Nick this morning, sure made lunch taste amazing!!

A four hour hike with Nick this morning, sure made lunch taste amazing!!

We've discussed the use of tech in fitness before HERE.   Today I was listening to a podcast discussing the topic, and there was a fascinating story about extreme skiers.

The use of helicopters to get up to hard to access peaks has revolutionised the sport, much like jet skis did for big wave surfing.
However, recently there has been a resurgence amongst these athletes, to go back to climbing the slopes under their own steam.
We're talking up to a week in some cases!!  Hiking backcountry snowfields, dangerous cliffs, carrying a ton of extra gear, and expending a ton of extra effort.
Why do this when they can whiz to the top in 30mins??
Apparently it's more fun the old way.....
Not to mention, that taking their time on foot over the intended route of descent, provided them a lot more insight about what they had to deal with, obstacles, hidden dangers, better lines that they wouldn't have seen from the air at 100kmh.
As a result, the ride down was more enjoyable.  It was savoured, every detail about it.
Something else we talk about here is enjoying the journey over the destination.
What's interesting in the case of these skiers, is that although the downhill trip IS a journey of sorts, it's really the destination for them.
The journey is getting to the top.  Putting in the work.  Bypassing easy for some good old, honest effort.
And despite these folk getting the chance to enjoy the 'destination' many times a day if they wanted, with the help of aviation...they instead prefer to arrive only once....after a journey that made it much more worthy.
TRAINING NOV 27
Monday

FITNESS

PERFORMANCE

A1.

Front Box Squat

Sets of 6, building

A2.

Waiters Walk

Sets of 30m/hand, building

(20mins)

B.

7 Goblet Squats 24/16kg

14 SDHP 24/16kg

21 Situps

AMRAP in 8mins

(8mins + 5mins prep)

A.

Tempo Front Squat

5 x 3 building (5312)

(20mins)

B.

7 Strict Pullups

14 TTB

21 Wallballs 9/6kg

AMRAP in 8mins

(8mins + 5mins prep)

Tuesday

FITNESS

PERFORMANCE

1. 10 Push Press

2. 16 Step Ups

3. 16 Bent Over Alt Row

4. 16/11 cal Row

Alt EM x 16

(16mins)

B.

40 Lateral Plate Jumps

20 Plate Facing Burpees

10 DB Manmakers 2 x 15/10kg

(6mins + 5mins prep)

1. 10 sHSPU

2. 16 Cossack Squat

3. 2 Rope Climbs

4. 16/11 cal Row

Alt EM x 16

(16mins)

B.

80 Dubs

40/30 cal Row

20 Burpee Box Vaults 75/60cm

(6mins + 5mins prep)

Wednesday

FITNESS

PERFORMANCE

A1.

Hang Muscle Snatch + Muscle Snatch + Low Hang Power Snatch

A2.

Kipping Swings

Sets of 10

(10mins)

B.

E5M x 4

200m run

50m Farmers Walk 2 x 24/16kg

20 Russian Swings 24/16kg

10 Jumping Pullups

(21mins + 5mins prep)

A.

Hang Muscle Snatch + Muscle Snatch + Low Hang Power Snatch

(10mins)

B.

E7M x 3.

400m run

20 Pullups

20 DB Snatch 20/15kg

(21mins + 5mins prep)

Thursday

FITNESS

Front Rack Walking Lunge

4 x 12-16 steps

A2.

Single Arm Strict High Pull

4 x 8-12

(15mins)

B.

5 Ring Dips

10 TTB

AMRAP 4

REST 2

10/6 cal Row/Bike

10 Burpee

AMRAP 4

REST 2

5 Hang Power Clean 45/30kg

5 Front Squats

AMRAP 4

(16mins + 5mins prep)

Friday

FITNESS

PERFORMANCE

A1.

Z Press

Sets of 6, building

A2.

Suitcase Walk

Sets of 30m/arm, building

B. FIT & PERF

800m Run

8 TGU, alt

8 Rope Climbs

8 Wallwalks

AMQRAP in 16mins

A.

STOH

6,4,2,6, all heavy

Saturday

FITNESS

PERFORMANCE

A.

@ 0:00

5 Deadball Shoulders

10 Wallball

50 Single unders

4 rounds for time

B.

@ 10:00

6 Hang Power Clean

9 Burpee over bar

12 Medball Situps

15 Russian Swings

3 rounds for time

C. FIT & PERF

@ 20:00

In teams of 2-3

400m Sled Drag

- change as needed

A.

@ 0:00

5 Ring muscle up

15 Wallball 9/6kg

50 Double unders

4 rounds for time

B.

@ 10:00

6 Hang Squat Clean 60/40kg

9 Burpee over bar

12 CTB

15 Deadlifts

3 rounds for time

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