The Beautiful Game
On a beautiful evening in Wandsworth Park, six beautiful men played the beautiful game. Myself, McD, Ruge, Robbie, Dave plus a new recruit Hector who works with Dave and at 29 had 10 years on most of us.
Tonight’s session was football based. After 3 warm up laps of the cricket pitch, we split in to two groups and did three different circuits that involved some ball work, running and exercises.
Short one-touch passing, short sprints and exercises with no rest. We alternated two exercises increasing the reps each time:
Press ups 5, 10, 15, 20 reps
Plank builders 5, 10, 15, 20 reps
Dribbling round cones and then two different exercises:
Burpees 5, 10, 15, 15 reps
Plank twists 5, 10, 15, 15 reps
Longer passing, some more running and exercises but fewer reps:
Spiderman press ups 10, 15 reps
Plank crunches 10, 15 reps
We finished off with a football trivia quiz in the same teams. 10 questions, 3 possible answers but with a quickfire option if you knew the answer. Team getting the question right nominated the other team to do an exercise of their choosing. Overall a strong level of football knowledge, particularly from Ruge while Dave excelled on anything pre-1990.
‘It was beautiful.’ Donald J. Trump