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Old 05-16-2008, 02:07 AM   #1
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Spartan Mile

For this WO you would need a 10-15kg stone.

The distance is 1,5 mile. For time.

Run carrying the stone in front of you, the stone should not touch the body. To rest you fast pace with the stone overhead. Repeat. If you can not carry the stone any more and have to drop it you do 30 jumping stone slams as penalty. Then continue till you cover the distance. The penalty applied every time you drop the stone.

Enjoy.

Why is it 1,5 mile? Do you really think ancient Spartans knew what mile is?
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Old 05-16-2008, 03:22 AM   #2
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Re: Spartan Mile

Jumping stone slam?
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Old 05-16-2008, 03:25 AM   #3
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Re: Spartan Mile

Yeah, like jumping ball slams. A little jump + ball slam.
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Old 05-16-2008, 03:51 AM   #4
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Re: Spartan Mile

Sounds like a great workout for my upcoming beach holiday Andrey. Just one question. When resting (fast pace with stone overhead), does this count in your overall 1.5 mile distance.

Should be good doing this on the beach, harder to run but better for the 'Stone Slams'. I guess i will have to drop it at least once so i can enjoy them slams!!
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Re: Spartan Mile

Yes, fast pace with the stone overhead counts toward the 1,5 miles. Basically you move if you hold the stone, if you drop it, do the slams.
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Re: Spartan Mile

Actually when you slam the stone face in the direction of you run, you can gain some ground this way as well.

And in the end i had to write: report the time for 1,5 mile, weight of the stone used, and the number of the penalty stops.
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Re: Spartan Mile

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Actually when you slam the stone face in the direction of you run, you can gain some ground this way as well.

And in the end i had to write: report the time for 1,5 mile, weight of the stone used, and the number of the penalty stops.
I will do it as you instruct Andrey, on a beach on the Greek Island of Kos next month. Hope its not to crowded or i will have be very careful with my slams.. Got to love the looks you get doing this stuff!!!
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:03 AM   #8
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Re: Spartan Mile

You're gonna look like you're ****ed at the stone and punishing it... you may as well cuss at the stone while you're doing this, just so people will have a coherent story to understand your behavior.

Jumping stone slams --- Jerry Hill's video (I think...??) on this is excellent. The point he makes is that in normal ball slams, it's difficult to really open the hips -- and people predictably do not. By doing a jumping slam, you get much better posture and overall effect, with extra plyo / explosive effect.

The video, WFS: http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...lTechnique.wmv
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