The Dice Game is evolving for me. I have thought about this format for quite a while but just never really got around to creating the workout. Finally, Max Baumgardner gave me a pack of blank dice and I began to play around with the idea of a randomized workout with select exercises.
One of my favorite workouts on the road is the Deck of Cards. I have written and discussed this workout many times because it has been one of the foundational workouts for me on the road for the last 20 years. I simply take a deck of cards in every travel bag and I know that I will be able to get a great workout no matter where I am, or if I have any equipment.
The dice game solves at least one problem with the Card game. When it is windy, the cards blow away. It would take a hurricane to blow away the dice so if it is windy, the dice can be a much better alternative to the cards.
Another advantage to the dice might be that there are 6 sides to a standard die. I can select 6 exercises that require no equipment or do just 5 and leave one open as a Joker so that I can incorporate whatever is available on site.
This morning we used 3 dice + the number die to come up with a challenging workout.
Flutter Kicks x 10
Joker = pullups today
Die 2 - Sandbag
Clean and Jerk
Shoulder 2 Shoulder
Sandbag 2 shoulder
Die 3 - kettlebell
Single arm snatch
Single arm press
Joker = 200 m run today
Number Die (I have it in 5’s but you could make them any numbers you want)
For the first 5 minutes, just the bodyweight die
Second 5 minutes, bodyweight and sandbag
Last 10 minutes, bodyweight + sandbag + Kettlebell
The workout was good, not especially challenging but I will continue to work on the numbers and exercises to create a masterpiece of reps and exercises guaranteed to be extremely effective.
If you come up with some devious routines with the dice, let me know. I really like the idea and want to continue to work on it for road workouts. Send them to me at Podcast@saltwaterexperience.com or tag me @tom_rowland on Instagram