Fast-moving game for small/large groups that incorporates isometric holds…
Game: Before starting, randomly place out as many cones as you have players minus a few (you want less cones than players). The goal of the game is to scramble to a set number of cones and complete a set number of exercises. What makes the game more interesting is that you can only do your reps at “open” cones ( ie: no one else is doing their reps there ) and you have to move a new cone every set. If you can’t find an open cone, you have to “reserve” that cone by waiting nearby and doing an isometric exercise. So, for example, one round the goal could be to complete 10 push-ups at 10 cones, and you have to hold iso low-plank to reserve a cone. The game in action:
Pro-Tips: Some good holds to use are iso-squat, iso-low-plank, iso-high-plank, and v-sit. For fun you can make the players have to hold the cone on their head like a hat while holding their exercise. The further you spread out the cones, the more running will be involved. I only allow one person to hold and reserve each cone. Make sure you start all players from the same spot.
- Hard Scramble: You can up the intensity and make this a great finisher by choosing all hard cardio exercises (burpees, for example), putting the cones very far apart, using more cones than people, and eliminating the holding/reserving.
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