The Log Walk
1. balancing act 3ft above water for a 20ft stretch
Good balance requires a number of body systems to work together: the visual system, vestibular system, and the body’s sense of where it is in space (proprioception). Well here’s mud in your eye! Try crossing these randomly spaced stumps with muck in your ears and water in motion before your eyes and below your feet. You’re going to need your wits about you and some strong core strength to master these mad hops. Strong core muscles are what will keep you upright and stabilized as your body weight shifts about this obstacle. The following exercise will target the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, abdominals, and hips to make you hardcore to the core!
Leg And Arm Lifts 3x/week
- Start on your hands and knees. Make sure your hands are directly below your shoulders and that your head and neck are in alignment with your back.
- Raise one arm off the floor and reach forward with it. At the same time, extend the opposite leg, pushing it straight back. Hold for three deep breaths and return it to the floor.
- Repeat the exercise using your other arm and leg while being careful not to let your pelvis roll to the side.
- Keep your hips centered and focus on tightening your trunk muscles to hold you in place.
Back Up Technique
- While down on your hands and knees, practice begging for mercy.