Steve Nodwell is the Company Director of Regiment Fitness and has been in the British Army for 9 years. Regiment fitness provide Army like training sessions across Herts, Beds and Bucks. In addition to this they they are also organising an obstacle race at the fantastic site of Dunstable Downs on the 14th April 2012.
Here is an example circuit to build a good base level of cardiovascular fitness and explosive strength to get through the an obstacle course. This circuit can be undertaken in any outdoor space such as a local park or field, so there are no excuses!
Steven says ‘The key fitness elements of competing in any obstacle race are both aerobic and anaerobic fitness, as well as physical and mental strength. These elements will work together to help competitors complete the race. It isn’t enough to simply be an accomplished runner!’
The 10 by 10 workout
1. Run 200m
2. Press ups x 10
3. Squat Jumps x 10
4. Bear crawl 20m (hands and feet on the ground only, moving forward)
5. Get Up/Get Down (stomach to the floor to standing up right) x 10
6. Leopard Crawling 20m (moving forward on the ground using legs and arms, keeping body flat)
7. Run backwards 200m
8. Pull ups (over hand grip using a hanging tree or football post)
9. Lunge Jumps
10. Sit ups
Repeat circuit x 10!