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Viking Day Alternatives?


#1

Hi Jim

I'm into cycle 3 of this template at my gym has had to close down...only option in my area is a planet fitness style gym where i'll have no access to the prowler, rope and all the other cool stuff for the Viking day.

Is there anything you could suggest as an alternative (save buying this equipment myself), or would you advise changing templates?


#2

#3

Cheers - looks great, but there’s not really any space to get that sort of shit done in my gym. there’s an abundance of crappy assistance and cardio machines.

Any other idea? It’s looking like i’m going to have to change templates. damn.


#4

I’m yet to try them, but apparently doing treadmill pushes (forwards/backwards) are like using a prowler/sled…


#5

The whole key to the Viking Day, as apparently the people above haven’t read as this is pointed out in the article very clearly is to do heavy, hard shit with little chance of injury. That is why we don’t do loaded carries. That’s not to say they aren’t good, but done for conditioning for an unprepared lifter/athlete reeks of idiocy. Again, this is pointed out in the article about the Viking Day.

Here’s what I’d for you - pick some challenging conditioning goal - say 6:00 mile or something similar. And go fight for it. I am amazed at how few people can actually RUN a mile (NOT jog). If you aren’t hurt or too old, you have no excuse.

There is no detriment to the man who can run a TRUE 6:00 mile, deadlift/squat 500 and do 20 dead hang chins.


#6

Thanks Jim - I noticed you wrote “TRUE” one minute mile. Are you this should be done on the road rather than flat on a treadmill?


#7

If there’s any way for you to save and buy the equipment, it’s a wise investment that will last years.


#8

If the man who wrote the program gave me direct advice- I’d listen


#9

[quote]furio wrote:
Thanks Jim - I noticed you wrote “TRUE” one minute mile. Are you this should be done on the road rather than flat on a treadmill?

[/quote]
Jesus. You gonna ask him what kind of runners to wear and what lace knots work best, too?

Focus on the big picture.


#10

okay.