It was awesome!
It was so nice to work out at the beach. So different from a work out in a sweaty box, haha. There were a lot of people too! I think we were with at least 20.
The exercises were all team exercises. We got divided into groups of 4 (2 boys, 2 girls) and the goal was to complete each station with your group.
The stations were:
- Run while carrying a team member (10x)
- Human wheel barrel (10x)
- Frog leaps (10x)
- Walking overhead lunches (10x)
- Drag rope with dumbbel (10x)
- Dumbbel swings (200x)
I think all the distances for doing things were about 20m (10 one way and then back). So one time back and forth counted as 1 rep. And you had to do 10 reps with the total team so not 10 each. And you also didn’t have to divide it equally. So for the carrying another member part I didn’t have to carry my very tall and muscly partner, he just carried me 5 times, haha.
Before we got to start on those we first had to run on the soft sand to warm up. After that everyone had to run across the shore to a certain spot, from there jump in the water and swim up to a cone and back and then run back and start with the above stations.
I think all in all it took us about 50 minutes to complete everything. And afterwards it was so nice to just jump into the sea again to cool down!
It was hard though.. our group started with the frog leaps, which were horrible right from the start. And doing everything in soft sand doesn’t really make it easier. Then we did the dumbbel stuff, which was the easiest of all of them I think. The ‘run while carry a team member’ wasn’t so hard for me either, because I was the one getting carried all the time. But the next station… the human wheel barrel. That was so hard!!
Beside the fact that i was just very heavy to do it was also very painful for the wrists. Not nice!! I was glad when these were over.
Our last station were the overhead lunches. I kind of like lunches, but as it was our last station and we were already really tired it was quite a struggle to get through them.
But we did!
I do feel a bit worn out now. I had a very little sleep last night. I was sleeping at my sisters place and it was soooo hot and noisy in her guestroom. I just could not relax. In the end I moved down to the livingroom and slept on the couch. Not ideal..
But I took a nap after the workout this morning and just had some food and can already feel my energy getting back up. Which is a good thing, because I’m going Stand Up Paddling this afternoon!
But ya, loved this beach WOD. Will definitely be going every Saturday!!