I had planned on a fun day of Ultimate Frisbee or Ultimate Rules Football, but monsoon 2021 had a different plan. While waiting for 5:30 to roll around, I was surprised by the amount of pax rolling in. As we all waited in our vehicles the wind and rain really started to pick up. I began getting texts asking if we would still be working out. I made the decision to have everyone drive down to the shelter and I would wait for anyone coming in a lil late. Once I got to the shelter we went straight into a freestyled workout. Had a Q fail there as I did not do a disclaimer and we had a FNG (welcome Livermush, THE Livermush).
I honestly cant remember what we did exactly but it was a mix of merkins, step ups, core work, etc, and we finished with some hills once the weather calmed down a bit.
I’ve been doing some research trying to find some exercises and stretches to help with my chronic hip and back tightness. I stumbled upon a guy who goes by ” The Kneesovertoesguy” on youtube. While watching some of his stuff he explains how we have been taught to never put our knees past our toes because of the extra strain it puts on the knees, but that we actually put ourselves in that position a lot in sports. Its actually better to strengthen the knee and get good mobility in the joints to help bulletproof the knees. One of the most basic things you can do to start doing this is walking backwards. Preferably with some resistance. So on our hill runs we ran down and NUR up. We did this probably 5-6 times and at different speeds. I can tell you it really gets the quads pumped. If you have any knee problems or just want to strengthen your knees for the future, I recommend checking out “The Kneesovertoesguy” on youtube. He really preaches mobility also.
I appreciate everyone who came out on such a crappy day. Hope it was worth it.