Today we may have broken the record for most activities done in one day. It all started easy enough with the morning run and stretch, which always includes 50 push-ups. Then it got crazy. In just the 8:30-11:30am session we did boxing, gym agility, berg und thal, fitlight, slalom, leg routine and circuits. There was lots of learning, records made and broken, crashes, more push-ups and banana rolls (an inventive core exercise from Coach Zack).
Then it was time to refuel at lunch which was awesome grilled cheese! Then it was time to talk Sports Psych. We talked about mental skills, goals, and distractions. We also made race day plans to get focused and handle stress at competitions.
In the afternoon session, we had a rotation of Rock Wall climbing, cooking, and the Obstacle course. In the kitchen they made Black Bean Brownies and also No-Bake Peanut butter Protein Bars which we will devour tomorrow during the bike. We then loaded the bikes for tomorrow’s adventure before chowing dinner which was Taco Tuesday.
Finally it was time for the evening workouts which was either Archery Biathlon or Swedish Dodgeball. Then after some yoga and relaxation it was time for bed. The campers should have no problem falling asleep tonight!
Boxing with JT…
This morning the campers did a number of different activities, from the slalom course, the agility course, circuits, and the activity I was in charge of, which was boxing. This is something new that we have added to spice things up at Eliteam, and the kids loved it! It is a challenging and fun workout that teaches the campers to push their limits when they are feeling tired and to dig deep. During the boxing activity they worked in teams. One person had the boxing gloves, while the other person had the boxing targets on their hands. The work outs ranged from uppercuts for a minute straight, to 1/2s and ducking and dodging. Needless to say these campers are now trained in self defense. After we finished the workout with the boxing gloves, we did a hard core push-up workout which included 100 push ups in under 2 minutes. The campers did 6 sets of 15 push ups and 1 set of 10 push ups with a 10 second rest time in between each set. After the hard core boxing and push-ups the campers I heard campers saying how they couldn’t lift their arms. All of the campers took the challenge head on and crushed their own limits and my expectations.
Overheard during the boxing workout… Tyler said “Come at me!! Let me pound the meat out of those gloves!”
Obstacle Course with Doug…
I spent the afternoon session at the Obstacle course. It was a long course that involved hill sprints, gates, tires and an almost impossible Cargo Net. We challenged the campers to break one minute for the entire course run as a team. The creativity in dividing up the relay for the sole purpose of speed was amazing. They studied the course and found the most unique way to run it. There was trial and error and finally while the entire group cheered, a group of campers beat the coach’s time and broke the minute barrier to finish in 56:84. It was amazing.
Which training activity was the most challenging today?
Gianna- The most challenging activity today for me was circuits because it takes up a lot of energy and you really have to to use your muscles.
Mackenzie- The one footed hop up the hill because it burned your legs and took balance
Sophie- The circuit- made you DIG DEEP! The gym obstacle course –made you do push-ups!
Owen – The boxing because at first you are excited and then you went all out and worked your arms. Then they made us do more push-ups!
Teddy – Leg routine was the hardest because you have to dig deep to make it to the top.
Thomas – The circuits because it worked every part of your body non-stop.
TJ – The hill sprints because my legs felt like they were on fire.
Colter – Boxing was really hard because they just kept you going.
What did you learn about yourself today?
Gianna- That if I set my mind to something I could really do it.
Mackenzie- My left leg is stronger than my right leg.
Sophie- That I can push my limits-my right leg goes down when I do push-ups.
Owen – I learned that I love and am good at Archery. You have so much fun just letting the arrow fly.
Teddy – I learned that I can do anything if I try hard enough.
Thomas – I learned that I am good at the slalom course and I need to build up more arm muscles.
TJ – I learned that I am very good at summer slalom.
Colter – That I can push my limits more than I thought.
What was the best part of your day?
Gianna- I really don’t have a favorite because everything here is fun.
Mackenzie- I liked the obstacle course because it was fun yet challenging.
Sophie- Obstacle course! Cooking! Eating!
Owen – The Archery. You got to practice shooting the arrows at the target. Then we had a biathlon where you run for a short time and get to shoot the arrows at the target.
Teddy – The best was the meditation.
Thomas – The obstacle course because we broke a minute!
TJ – When I ran the Obstacle course.
Colter – Swedish Dodgeball because it is having fun while being competitive.
How does your body feel right now?
Gianna- I feel like I just did so much work and tired but ready to do more.
Mackenzie- My arms, legs and abs feel like jelly.
Sophie- Stronger-more fit. A bit tired.
Owen – I feel very sore from push-ups, but also very happy!
Teddy – Wicked tired.
Thomas – My body is done.
TJ – Burnt out.
Colter – Sore and tired.
If you could tell your mom one thing right now, what would it be?
Gianna- I miss you and I’m having so much fun thank you for bringing me here and say Hi to everyone.
Mackenzie- Eliteam is so much fun! The staff is wonderful and I am learning new things.
Sophie- I’m having a Awesome time! It’s so much fun 🙂
Owen – Come down here it is awesome.
Teddy – I’m eating all my fruits and vegetables and drinking milk.
Thomas – HI, and let’s box.
TJ – You should try these daily workouts. You would like it.