Lumberjacks take our mind off tornadoes

Ben had just finished up some hitting drills at the YMCA baseball annex last night when Bob texted that we should stay in town until a line of ferocious thunderstorms moved through. A few minutes later, the tornado siren went off.

Reach up over your shoulder with a medicine ball ...

Reach up over your shoulder with a medicine ball …

“I’m scared!” wailed Colleen.

Ben and I assured her we were in one of the safest places we could possibly be: a converted room in a factory building with no windows. To make her feel better, we had her put on a catcher’s mask and step inside the batting cage for added protection.

Meanwhile, I was looking around for something to do — especially since I hadn’t gotten in a workout. Then I remembered Lumberjacks, an abdominal exercise Ben had told us about on a previous trip to the annex. In baseball conditioning they use a 30-pound weight plate, but a medicine ball is a good substitute if you don’t want to hoist that kind of weight.

By the time I did a few sets of lumberjacks, followed by the goblet squat — the opening exercise in the Spartacus Workout (and the only one I’ve mastered so far) — the worst of the storm had passed.

... Then swing the ball over toward the floor on the opposite side.

… Then swing the ball over toward the floor on the opposite side.

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