Dumbbell Domination…..here we go!

I have to admit, I love taking on workout challenges.  The Metconmonster was a huge eye opener for me last month on the limits of my body.  After years of making excuses and fearing an increased training volume, I found out that my body really needed more of a challenge.  The shorter duration, yet still intense workouts seemed to bring out a new performance level for me.

So enters Dumbbell Domination, 8 workouts over the course of 10 days.  Similar to the Metcon, the idea is to work hard for a shorter duration, no longer than 30 minutes.  These workouts seem to have a little more of a strength focus which excites me!  The past 8 weeks I have been gradually making improvements so this feels like the perfect time to see what I can handle.  And the best part is this challenge ends right about the time I am going to start tapering down in preparation for my golf tournament.

The first workout I took on today used a descending rep count starting at 12 and decreasing to 4.  I decided to add an extra 1 minute cardio sprint in since I am placing a high priority on improving my cardiac output.  The golf tournament at the end of this month is at 7000 ft altitude, and I want to be prepared!  The better my lungs are, the easier it will be to adjust.

The Metcon workouts have definitely been resulting in a lot of sweat, but this workout topped it!  I was pouring sweat halfway through, and could have rung my shirt out after.  I can only imagine what the next workout will bring in the morning, but for some reason, I can’t wait!

See you then!


Published by shawnfarmersese

I'm Shawn, Performance Coach at Golfletica in Bellevue, Wa. I specialize in bringing out the awesome in athletes, especially golfers. 13 years ago I graduated from the home of the 2010 FCS Football Champions (Go Eags!) with a degree in Exercise Science and a broken down body from playing college golf. That lead to my mission to help the world move better, with less pain and killer dance moves. Thanks to the help of my partner in crime Dr. Harry Sese, not only am I playing pain free golf but I get to witness lives change everyday through the power of teamwork. Check out more at our website www.nwsportsperformance.com

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