I’m still on my mission to sub in bonus workouts and make this last week less mundane. Today, I subbed in Agility Power for Dynamic Strength. Similar to the prior agility workout, this is just Joel on his own. Now that I’ve done a workout with just Joel, and a workout with just Jericho, I can easily say that Joel is a creampuff compared to Jericho. She anihilated us in MMA Kick Butt.
I do enjoy agility ladder work. It improves your coordination and speed, and you REALLY feel it the next day. Note – you don’t need to buy an agility ladder – just tape or chalk off some blocks on your floor, and you are golden. The whole idea is to give you boundaries/targets to hit while you are moving. Having those visual cues gives the training a focus/purpose. Otherwise, you are just moving your body w/o a goal.
I REALLY liked this workout. I definitely see myself dusting this off outside of the program some day in the future. It was quick, semi-challenging, and fun. It felt like a down and dirty agility session that maybe got cut from Asylum (since, you know, it didn’t kill you). Only a small percentage of the moves had any loose connection to fighting technique. I kind of liked that. It was just, “…hey, here are some agility skills – DO THEM…” Seeing Joel train in an environment outside of martial arts made me want to do LIIFT 4 even more. He seems like he’d be a fun trainer on his own and w/o a themed workout.
Move of the day: Hop Squatch (sounds like an IPA I should brew in the future)