How to level up your Warrior training with Virgin Active GRID workouts

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How to level up your Warrior training with Virgin Active GRID workouts
BY Virgin Active South Africa
Posted On 26 March, 2024

Understanding the ins and outs of specialised workout programmes can often be overwhelming, especially when you’re new to the scene. Let’s take a closer look at the heart of Warrior pre-race training, starting with the foundational aspects of Virgin Active GRID workouts and how functional fitness can improve your overall fitness.

Everything you need to know about Warrior X GRID

What is Virgin Active GRID?
Grid is a high intensity functional workout that’s based on the 6 primal movements of push, pull, squat, lunge, bend, twist and locomotion.

How GRID supports your Warrior prep
The magic of functional training is all in the name. It gets you “functionally fit”, meaning that you become stronger and more agile as you go about your daily life (think getting up off the couch, carrying one million grocery bags at a time, playing with your toddler…and taking part in the most exciting obstacle race out there, even at short notice).

Functional fitness improves as you develop muscular endurance through your workouts, which in turn helps you get from point A to point B in the fastest possible time.

Can these exercises be done outside of the club or class?
If you have the equipment, you can do these exercises anywhere. Venture out to the park or field, or get moving in your garden or lounge. It goes without saying, though, that nothing beats doing GRID moves at Virgin Active with the support and guidance of coaches who can help you refine your form and prevent injury.

3 Essential Warrior training tips for every race category

  1. Be consistent in your training. That’s how you get fitter and stronger.
  2. Work on your grip strength. Hanging on Monkey bars is a great way to do this.
  3. Go for a run! Improved running fitness will help you enjoy your race a whole lot more.

How to keep the momentum going after Warrior
Find a friend to be your accountability partner, and keep motivating each other to show up on the days you’ve agreed to meet at your Virgin Active club. That way, you’ll both be even stronger for the next Warrior race! Consistency is the best way to see results, and training with a friend is scientifically proven to improve consistency.

GRID workouts are a master weapon in your pre-race preparation for Warrior – and for living a life that feels good out in the real world. Make sure you incorporate them into your workout rotation to up your strength, endurance and agility before you take to the muddy battlefield.