Day 11 - COVID 19-day Pickleball Fitness Challenge with Gizmo Pickleball
Jay “Gizmo” Hall - @gizmopickleball
Detailed instructional outline by @PickleballPhil
1. What are we doing
Setting aside ANOTHER 19 minutes to complete ANOTHER awesome challenge! We do this in order to grow together as a community and build habits that are going to keep us moving forward towards our ultimate goals! Today is going to be a mixed day. We have some good drills from Jay “Gizmo” Hall, who is one of the most amazing people in the world. His passion for pickleball is second to none!
If you ever get the chance to meet Gizmo and learn his story, take the opportunity! He is such a good example of perseverance and honesty. In addition to Gizmo’s exercises that he gives us, I want you to go back and pick some of your favorite drills that we have done so far and pick two sets of a previous Pro’s workout and add them to Gizmo’s routine.
2. Why it works
Remember your brain is hardwired to function within routine and habits. Try to do your drills at the same time in your routine! Again, we have squats and I am going to supplement jumping jacks with Jump rope. I am excited because I want to really push myself with the jumprope today. It will help me with my explosiveness one the court. Then, as you choose two more sets from previous pro’s workouts why it works will be different.
3. How it relates to pickleball
Take this time to go back through the drills we have learned and make your own set from previous examples from the pros. How it relates will be specific to what you chose. In the comments for today, please post how the drills you did relate to pickleball!
4. Outline & Demonstration
- (10x 2 sets) Squats
- (10x 2 sets) Jumping jacks/Jump rope
- (10x 2 sets) Calf raises
You choose the next two sets from previous pro’s workouts! Make sure you place what you did in the comments!!
- (1 minute) Squats ➞ Glute Bridge, Step Ups or Kettle Bell Swings
- (2 minutes) Jumping Jacks ➞Step Jacks, Fast Feet, High Knees
- (1 minute) Calf Raises ➞ Hold on to something for balance
5. Go & Do - Return & Report
Review how this fits in your day, ALWAYS! Sometimes it takes multiple times of your routine to find out what you are willing to do consistently. Now, reply to this post and put your proof you completed the challenge! This is a GREAT video challenge for all of us to do that will help us improve our lives and ultimately work together towards a greater goal!