Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Welcome to Danger Town, population you!
Welcome to the 11th domain of fitness, danger. In my experience, adding risk is hands down the best way to increase the intensity of a workout. When broken bones, chemical burns, jail time and/or death are possibilities, one becomes much more motivated. The danger WOD is not for everyone, in fact, it should not be used by anyone. Following the danger WOD is a terrible idea. I promise that you will severely injure yourself at the very least. Following the Danger WOD is probably the best way to become a Darwin award nominee.
So lets talk about danger, when you place your body in grave peril you turn on the body's fight or flight mechanism. In one instant you will make the decision to stand your ground and meet a challenge head on or you will turn tail and run like you've never run before. Both of these make for great training intensity. Have you ever heard of moms developing superhuman strength when their children are in danger? Danger WOD will teach you unleash your inner superhuman by placing actual children in danger! Enough chit chat, let's get started with your first Danger WOD!
Danger WOD #1 Deadlift PR
One critique of the deadlift when compared to the back squat is that little commitment is required. You can just let go o the bar at any point and give up on a lift. Danger WOD has solved this problem.
For today's Danger WOD, bring a two sets of handcuffs, a bar and plates to a railroad track at least 2 miles from the nearest oficial railroad crossing. You will want your train moving at full speed for maximum training stimulus. Your lifting platform will be a railroad tie. Set up the bar and plates across the railroad tracks. Load up a new P.R. weight and slap the collars on good and tight. Now, handcuff both hands to the bar but not before throwing the keys in a ditch. You should have warmed up as well, this is a P.R. after all. Now, Wait until you see a train coming down the line. This is your que to initiate the lift. Good luck! If you make the lift check back tomorrow for another awesome Danger WOD!