Dogs Of War – Typical Sessions
Dogs Of War was a training group that we created to avoid the boredom and grind of the traditional run and gym routine that many of us boys in London were stuck in. We met in the early mornings across all seasons at various parks around Fulham and trained hard across a number of disciplines and utilised several weapons to harden us up. These became religious sessions that were intense, varied and fun, getting us into peak fitness and preparing us for our other sports of passion (rugby, running, cycling and boozing) .
This post is an overview of two typical Dogs sessions with some of the Dogs stalwarts in Paul Hart (Ram), Leo Thompson, Peter Byre, Travis Weston, Dylan Foo and myself.
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Session 1 – Speed Circuits and Tyson Flipping
Dogs lining up for a routine
The Ram about to show off his sizeable bulk
Leo Thompson, probably the best Dog Of War we’ve seen, EVER!
Protein Pete and West getting ready for sprints
Protein Pete in full flight
Westo thinking he’s a Wallaby
The Ram having a moment
“This is a tough session, yeah?” says Ram
Leo, probably the best stretcher in the world, EVER!
The good old side plank
Our good friend Tyson
Tools of our trade
I was working hard AND taking photos 😉
The Ram a little pooped
Best friends reunite
Ram struggling with Tyson
After 5 attempts, Ram finally topples Tyson
Session 2 – Sprints, Sandbags & Sledgehammers
As always, arriving early to the DOW session, apprehensive of the suffering ahead
Ram limbering up
Pete and some of the weapons
Two big units at full flight – Fooey and Ram
Leo and Protein Pete
The King of Kokopo giving ‘the look’
Leo, probably the best sandbag lifter in the world
Showing how its done