OBJECT: STRENGTH, WORK CAPACITY, CHASSIS INTEGRITY
Female loading is listed first, male loading, second.
So, “60x Sandbag Getups @ 60/80#” means women use a 60# sandbag, men use an 80# sandbag.
- Pair of 25# Dumbbells
- 80# Sandbag
- Climbing Rope
- IBA or 25# Weight Vest
- 25m Sprinting Area
- Foam Roller
- 60x Sandbag Getups @ 60/80#
- Duration: 7-10 Minutes
TRAINING:(1) 6 Rounds wearing IBA or 25# weight vest
- 5x Quadzilla Complex @ 15/25#
- 5x Scotty Bob @ 15/25#
- Rope Climb (15-21 foot rope)
- Instep Stretch for 45 Seconds
- Duration: 20 Minutes
The Quadzilla and Scotty Bob Combo is a super efficient way to train lower and upper body hard, and effectively with minimal equipment. Though the Scotty Bob includes a row, adding in the Rope Climb gives the circuit a solid pulling emphasis – just like real life. As well, we consider the rope climb the “sled push for the upper body” – it has a total body/metabolic element and great functional transfer to the field.
Performing these exercises in your IBA or 25# weight vest adds a significant strength demand.
The 45 second instep stretch not only gives the athlete “working rest” between rounds, the Instep Stretch is my favorite stretch.
(2) 20 Minute AMRAP wearing IBA or 25# Weight Vest
- 2x Sandbag Clean @ 80#
- 75m Shuttle Sprint (Down 25m, Back 25m, Down 25)
- Slow walk back to start
- Duration: 20 Minutes
Wearing the IBA/Vest add’s a mission-appropriate load carriage element to this event.
Pre-loading the sprint with the Sandbag Hang Squat Cleans trains working strength.
Prescribing a 75m Shuttle, rather than a straight sprint causes the athlete to slow/accelerate multiple times, requiring more strength, an element of athleticism/agility, and causing a greater metabolic demand.
The “slow walk” back to the start replicates the sprint to cover, sprint to cover, element of fire fights, and helps train recovery between hard efforts. As well, without the slow walk and subsequent opportunity to recover some, this event would quickly turn into a 20 minute slog.
Finally, 20 minutes is near the edge of our work capacity duration, and combines with the other work in this session, brings a solid stamina element.
(3) 3 Rounds
- Hip Flexor + Instep + Pigeon Stretch
- Foam Roll Quads/Low Back
- Duration: 10 Minutes
Notes: 3x proven lower body mobility exercises that flow right into one another, followed by foam rolling the highest working areas. Over the years I’ve found 3 rounds of this concluding mobility work is plenty.
Total Session Duration: 60 Minutes