I like Zumba and toning with body weight. I like Zumba bc it's like dancing and I feel since I have been doing planks and push-ups etc I have seem more definition. :)
I love strongman workouts the most. However, I feel like I get more out of body weight training. I love strongman because it's just plain fun. When do you ever get to swing a sledgehammer or pull a sleigh without someone looking like you've lost some screws? Body weight training has given me more results, though, and has taught me more about my body and abilities than any other training. :)
What should be the percentage balance between homework and physical exercise/training for Jr and Sr high school athletes ?
Being a student athlete is a major responsibility. Each person is different in how they go about their business so it's difficult to put an exact percentage on this. Each student athlete needs to understand they are a student first and an athlete second and need to prioritize the academics over athletics. That being said, some have a better handle on it and can allocate more time to training than others can. Some student athletes will struggle more academically and will need to spend more time hitting the books.
I love throwing big weights around! I'm a big guy (6'3 245lbs.) If I'm not grunting, I'm not working hard! I have been wanting to try some strongman stuff. Allison, what gym do you train at that has strongman gear? I'm in NJ by the shore...
I train at Jackson Liberty High School with James Overton, or better know on this site as Coach O, for my Strongman workouts. They're on this site as STATS and the BEAST workout is the body weight training. The high school allows you to have access to all those fun things that you can throw around and James makes the session specific to your strength and abilities. For example, I haven't been allowed to flipped tires or do any farmer's walks because I'm not ready yet, but I'm working toward those stations. You should join us!!! What area do you live in by the shore? =)
I live and workout down near LBI, it would be too far to come work out with you guys. But as I look through the site, I see some cool stuff on here. Good luck with the training, maybe I'll hit Coach O up for a training session one day...
Hey, Phil -
Sorry I couldn't comment below. For some reason it didn't give me a reply button. You should definitely call! I'm originally from South Jersey and have had family members come up and join for one session. They loved it! Good luck finding Strongman stuff around your area ... I hope you're successful because it really is personally my favorite! =)
I enjoy dance workouts like Zumba because they're fun and don't feel like work. However, there is absolutely something satisfying about swinging a sledgehammer and flipping a huge tire. Coach O even had me WANTING to push my car.
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