Bob want brains!
The Memphis Zombie season is fast approaching and this year’s event will take place Friday, May 28th starting at 6:30pm (come early if you want your makeup done). You’ve probably seen me pimping the event on twitter for the past 2 months or so. From what I’ve read, this year is supposed to be bigger and better than the past events. Memphis Zombies have a complete run down on what to expect. It will blow your mind, and I’d definitely recommend you take advantage of the spectacle that is Memphis Zombie Walk.
If you’re trying to shed some weight from the winter and want to make sure you don’t get taken by the upcoming apocalypse, Wired Magazine has put together a zombie workout routine. It focuses on lots of jumps, hurdles and runs to strengthen your legs and core in case you need to breakaway or hurdle buildings and barriers. Here’s a synopsis of it.
Zombies aren’t very spry, so climbing over barriers is a key evasive maneuver. Practice on a wall that’s a little taller than you.
Extra training: Pull-ups, bench dips
Muscles worked: Core, triceps, deltoids
2. Free Fall
Jumping off a roof may provide temporary respite, but break a leg on landing and you’re dinner. Cushion the impact by extending your legs and touching down on the balls of your feet. Then get up and make tracks.
Extra training: Toe raises
Muscles worked: Calves, hamstrings
Run at a sturdy obstacle—park bench, subway turnstile, picnic table. Dive forward, placing both hands on the object, and swing your legs up to your chest. The momentum will propel you over.
Extra training: Air squats, push-ups, sit-ups
Muscles worked: Pecs, delts, quads
“Extricating yourself from a zombie’s grasp uses every muscle in your body,” says Rich Gatz of ZombieFit. Practice by lifting and tossing a big object like a tractor tire.
Extra training: Resistance running, weighted pull-ups and push-ups
Muscles worked: Lats, core, hamstrings
via Wired Magazine