The Patch – don’t miss it!
There are some really unique opportunities you get sometimes in life – ones that you should do everything possible to take advantage of. This coming weekend, our trip to The UC Riverside “Patch” is one of them. This is not something that is normally available or open to the public – and something that usually only student athletes get a chance to train on. To give you a better idea of what to expect, below is an excerpt from a CrossFit Journal article. Get signed up – there are a limited number of spots available.
The Patch is basically a combination of plyometrics, Parkour, gymnastics, military obstacle course, and, as Coach Mike Burgener calls them, “body-hardening drills”. The big plus of training on the patch that is the exercises bridge the gap between strength gained in the weight room and the strength that athlete will need to use in their sport. On the patch, the athletes not only gain strength but they also learn to use that strength in a functional way and learn how to control their bodies.
Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Complete as many rounds in 8 minutes of:
KB Swings (24/16)
– start at 1 rep of each movement on the first round and increase by 1 rep each round
– score is the number of rounds you complete
– ie – round #1 is 1 pull-up, 1 burpee, 1 kb swing; round #2 is 2 pull-ups, 2 burpees, 2 kb swings, etc.