Wednesday 1.29.14

We will have to play this game another day!! We are closed due to road conditioned caused by winter storm. Have fun with your families today!

And if you want to get some work in today, try this:

100 burpees for time and post times to comments.

Start with some joint mobility drills and then some jumping jacks to get heart rate up. Then perform a few rounds of 10 push-ups, sit-ups, and squats, and then 10 Samson stretches. Have a timer and 3…2…1…Go!!

Challenge: who will do it in the snow and take a picture of it?! 🙂

Hoover Ball

Hooverball is a medicine ball game invented by President Herbert Hoover’s personal physician to help keep then-President Hoover fit. The Hoover Presidential Library Association and the city of West Branch, Iowa co-host a national championship each year.

In general, the game is played on a volleyball-type court of grass or sand and involves throwing a heavily weighted medicine ball over the net. Officially, in Hooverball, the medicine ball weighs about 6 lb (2.7 kg) and is thrown over an 8 ft (2.4 m) volleyball-type net. The game is scored like tennis. The ball is caught and then thrown back. The weight of the medicine ball can make the sport quite physically demanding.

Points are scored when a team: fails to catch the return, fails to return the ball across the net, returns the ball out of bounds.

The ball is served from the back line.

The serve is rotated among one team until the game is won. Teams alternate serving after each game.

The ball must be caught on the fly and immediately returned from the point it was caught. There is no running with the ball or passing to teammates.

Each team’s court is divided in half. A ball returned from the front half of a team’s court must be returned to the back half of its opponent’s court. If the ball doesn’t reach the back court, the opponent is awarded the point.

A ball that hits the out-of-bounds line is a good return.

A player who catches the ball out-of-bounds, or is carried out-of-bounds by the force of the ball, may return in-bounds before the return.

A ball that hits the net on its way over is a live ball. (If it was thrown from the front court, it must reach the opponent’s back court to be good.)

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  1. 100 burpees in 9:57. First time doing that many burpees at one time. Was done in my apartment with no music. It was kinda tough at first but I found a rhythm and stayed consistent.