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Obstacle Course

Guys,

I want to start including an obstacle course in my workout routine. The course consist of monkey bars, tire run, balance beams, rope swing, three 8 ft tall walls that have to be scaled, a angled rope climb (ground to second story), and whatever length run I want to tag on before or after.

My question is should I actually make this a day of lifting, or could I use it as a HIIT /cardio? Should I take rest days between doing this and lifting?

I will probably be using a full body workout.

Well sounds like some great Fun GPP to me. It depends on how fit you are and how taxed it makes you. I would use it on a seperate day from lifting in place of cardio. as a form of cardio. a round or two slowly up that and try and beat your old time etc. You’ll be a git bastage.

Maybe also see how you feel after a session. see what is fatigued the most and plan following and previous workouts accordingly

[quote]BRD421 wrote:
Guys,

I want to start including an obstacle course in my workout routine. The course consist of monkey bars, tire run, balance beams, rope swing, three 8 ft tall walls that have to be scaled, a angled rope climb (ground to second story), and whatever length run I want to tag on before or after.

My question is should I actually make this a day of lifting, or could I use it as a HIIT /cardio? Should I take rest days between doing this and lifting?

I will probably be using a full body workout.[/quote]

Sounds similar to the one that I constructed in my backyard. It’s not all that elaborate actually. And it ends with a rope climb up to a second story (about 30 ft).

I do this about once per week weather permitting. And I never perform it on a lifting day. Not that you couldn’t but if I do the course two or three times that’s plenty of work without the usual barbells.

Sounds similar to the one that I constructed in my backyard. It’s not all that elaborate actually. And it ends with a rope climb up to a second story (about 30 ft).
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That’s a cool set up to have at home.

We have one on base (most Marine Corps bases have them). Just count it as a cardio day. It’s strenuous, so don’t over do the workouts the rest of the week. You may have to cut back. Take it slow in the beginning.