In the next few blogs, Ron will show you some ways to utilize the slack line. By using the slack line and maces, you can work a variety of muscles. “You can really balance your torso with this, until your body, and your hip flexors, your quadriceps, and your buttocks muscles, your abs, and your obliques all adjust to this. Yes, that’s right, it works almost everything, and here at the Hanzo Ranch, we like that.”
Oh, hi. You’ve caught me out again. Circus Olé, or something like that. Anyway, after the railroad company, Gary and I got fired. Apparently our track didn’t go anywhere. We laid a bunch of it, but it just…Well, what are you going to do. [bell rings] Let me get that. You probably noticed this. It’s not caution tape. It’s your new project. It’s a slack line. Not slacker, like that kid living in your basement. It’s a slack line. OK?
What we’re going to do in the next 10 vlogs or so, is we’re going to get dialed in with this bad boy. Look how easy that is. You get to be a little monkey on the slack line. It’s pretty cool.
A couple of safety things, you actually want to start with your slack line pretty low, very low, [laughs] especially if you’re a klutz. Starting working with your slack line, you want to work with counter balance. Now, the maces are really good because they act as a real hands of justice thing going on.
You can really balance your torso with this, until your body, and your hip flexors, your quadriceps, and your buttocks muscles, your abs, and your obliques all adjust to this. Yes, that’s right, it works almost everything, and here at the Hanzo Ranch, we like that. There’s a little dirt on my knee. We’re going to get on the slack line by putting our strong leg on, looking down the slack line.
You never want to come on the slack line like this because it’ll just send you shooting right off that thing. It’s great, but you won’t get anywhere with it. Put your two maces on either side, gently pop up, then get back over your hips, taking your maces, and supporting yourself, and then just get used to this. Move your foot forward, and back, forward, and back. Just get used to moving, and then switch, putting all the weight on your right leg. Forward, back, forward, back.
It doesn’t look like much, but this is a really intense workout. Then you can practice walking a little bit back and forth. See, you move too quick, boom, it throws you like that. Then practice just standing. Make sure your feet are directly on, you’ve got some flat soled shoes. Your hips are down, boom, and then you can start messing with it just like that. You can see the work that’s happening in your core.
As you fight, and struggle, or try and go with the slack line, depending on which leg you’re on, you’ll really feel the quadriceps, your obliques, your abs. Everything really gets worked like that. That was pretty exciting. We’ll see you next week.