scottishathletics last week launched our ‘I Challenge You’ series of exercises for athletics at home.
The lockdown restrictions in place amid the coronavirus crisis have led to athletes, coaches and clubs to adapt their usual routines.
And we are firmly of the view that the message has to be: Training? It’s still on, just different!
Now we’re pleased to share the second of a series of short videos explaining some of our ‘I Challenge You’ exercise routines for you to try at home.
In this one, GB international high jumper Allan Smith demonstrates a weighted front squat. Allan has a little help from the family pet, Archie, and we are looking to see how many you can do in 30 seconds.
As Allan explains on the video, choose an item with a weight that suits your own capabilities, please. A 5k weight would be ideal for our younger athletes, for example.
We see these as perfect for athletes of all ages and stages and urge clubs to engage with members by sharing our social media posts.
Of course, remember, if you want to adjust the length of time you do these for, feel free! It’s meant to be a fun way to keep fit.
GB internationals Guy Learmonth, Josh Kerr and Nikki Manson have also been helping us out filming exercises and we plan to launch further ‘I Challenge You’ videos over the next few Tuesdays – so look out for that.
And if you want to use the video to challenge family, friends, club-mates and age group rivals then we’d love to see that, too!
Guy opened up the series last week with the tuck jump challenge.