Mind: Take Your Time
“Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.” – André A. Jackson
Listen Up! Spartan Podcast
- Steven Pressfield | Author, ‘Warrior Ethos’
- Taylor Phinney | Pro Cyclist
- Monty Halls | BBC Host & Adventurer
Learn how to perform all of our exercises using the Spartan Race Exercise Database including:
- How To: Pushup to Side Plank
- How To: Wide Pushups
- How To: Isometric Wipers
- How To: Drop Pushups
- How To: Body Up
- How To: Star Jumps
- How To: Double Leg Butt Kick
- How To: Glute Kickback
- How To: Muscle Ups
- How To: Back Extensions
Make a Champion Block For Use in Future Workouts!
Rest up, but stay active
If you can’t bend you will break. Nothing will loosen you up like a yoga session, whether hot or ‘regular.’ Just drop by any local studio and get information. There are usually beginner classes and drop in rates. Yoga is a great means towards bettering the connection between your mind and body.
Be efficient. Get your exercise and your to-do list done at the same time. Kill two birds with one stone by running your errands on foot or bike. Want a recipe for guilt-free pizza? Run to the pizzeria. Low fat grocery shopping? Walk to the supermarket and carry your groceries home.
Rest up, but stay active, all while creating more time for a week of Spartan WODs still to come.
How long does it take to walk your dog? Fifteen, twenty, maybe even thirty minutes? That’s more than enough time to squeeze a small work out in. Walk your dog more than once a day? Even better!
Maybe give it a light jog – barely a run. Your job on a active recovery day is to activate you body, but not wear it out.
Swimming is a great way to relax and change up your training routine. Switch things up and seek out a pool at a nearby fitness facility.
Give the high impact a break for a day, while still getting your heart rate up. No need to hammer out hard racing miles – in fact, try not to go out with any competitive cyclist friends. Have an easy ride to the market to pick up some groceries.
Maybe give it a light jog – barely a run. Your job on an active recovery day is to activate you body, but not wear it out.