Odd and Awkward Objects Movement – 101
Yes, this is for you. We are taking some of the most recognizable odd objects used in training around the world and infusing our GPP class with the same movements. Think kegs, stones, sandbags, sleds, yokes, and ropes. These movements are actually extremely user friendly – we have had amazing success with high school athletes and seniors up to sixty-five years old. Despite the Awkward nature of these implements of fitness these objects actually are fairly basic to learn and to teach. Picking up a log or a stone or a sandbag actually requires almost the exact same movement.
We utilize awkward and odd objects because they develop hip, hamstring, and glute strength and explosivity. They also have a greatly reduced demand on flexibility and coupled with the general ease of performance they represent an extremely easy pathway to augmenting any fitness program. While the Olympic lifts and the powerlifts look similar to Awkward and Odd Object movements, the odd object lifts can be performed and mastered by anyone in a short matter of time.
We are partnering with Jay Hagadorn, from Genesis Gym in Nampa, ID. Jay has a long and impressive history of developing strongman athletes from the most competitive international arenas to local competitions. We have been implementing strongman movements in class based exercise programs for a long time and we are confident that any major mobility issues can be mitigated by using these implements.