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Today we are working with a "failure" plan in mind. So what's failure exactly? The truth is, it's different for everyone. We've all felt the need to stop before with reps still in the tank. That's not failure as much as fatigue. Failure is the voice in the back of your head that says STOP after you've talked it down a few times. It's a loud, clear call. The rep number can vary from person to person, day to day, and exercise to exercise.
What's the benefit of failure? You're creating muscle growth and endurance. Because lifting your ruck is not the limits of your strength, you aren't going to get "body-builder" strength and growth. But with ruck weight, you are creating endurance and growth through resistance. We want muscular endurance for events and anything else life throws at us. Training to failure can be taxing. It isn't a tool to use daily, but strategically and is best mixed in once a week, at most.
We have a mixed workout, beginning with a :30 plyometric drill to warm up the muscles you're about to use, followed by a :30 isotonic or isometric exercise (depending on the movement), and then your to-failure exercise.
PATHFINDER Class 024 begins on May 1! If you are loving these free workouts we're providing during our collective "lockdown," join us for more + an amazing community ready to challenge one another and work hard!
THE WORK x 2 - 4 Rounds
- :30 x Burpees
- :30 x Narrow Hands Push-ups
- To Failure: Ruck Curls
- :30 x Mountain Climbers
- :30 x Ruck Squats
- To Failure: Ruck Wall Sit (ruck in front)
- :30 x Jumping Jacks
- :30 x Plank Arm Alternating Taps
- To Failure: Ruck Overhead Press
- :30 x Squat Jumps
- :30 x Alternating Lunges
- To Failure: Ruck Walking Lunges
- :30 x Bear Crawls
- :30 x Push-Ups
- To Failure: Laying Ruck Chest Press
- :30 x Russian Twists
- :30 x Plank
- To Failure: Toe Touches