A regional RRT group in the New England area invited me to do a seminar, and I brought John Sullivan – a trainer for Optimal SWAT – along with me to help out. The seminar was followed by a group competition using low-tech functional exercise challenges. They were broken up into teams of 10, and were timed on a long course of rope climbing, obstacle course, chain drag, keg run, farmers walk, phone pole run, truck push, tire drag, and more! Alone, one of the units was not terribly challenging, but strung together and done continuously, the difficulty mounted quickly!
As you can see, being creative with low-tech stuff found all around you is one way to develop a challenging circuit of exercises that are functional in nature and job applicable. Obviously, when working with a group this large, you will have a wide range of fitness levels, so you have to account for that fact and take into account not everyone is a cross training God or in Olympic Tri-athlete condition. These are real people with real jobs and responsibilities, not some kid who has all day to workout, so that has to be taken into account also. Anyway, it’s a short fun vid that may give people some ideas they can use in their own workouts, dept, or unit.
Just low-tech, good old fashion hard work and some fun!