VALRAVN – “Raven of the Slain”
With roots in Danish folklore, and likely dating back to 500-700AD (Most raven related references, whilst geographically ambiguous, are generally born from Wotanism); The Valravn were said to be created when a King or great Chieftain was killed in battle and remained unburied, later to be feasted upon by ravens. These ravens would become Valravne; extremely intelligent although often malicious ravens whom upon consuming the heart of a child could become Knights.
In a far more relatable twist, the Valravn has also been described as a peaceless souls searching for redemption. In this workout, we’ll search for internal peace in the fires of adversity.
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Darkened Lights are our workout modifiers for those seeking out additional adversity. The lights whom help us find the way are now dimmed, prepare for more intense mental and physical struggle.
Make your Sigr count.
Added weight to make your runs the perfect time for contemplation.
Added just after your snatches at the end of each circuit.
60 MINS UNBROKEN. ENGAGE. EXECUTE
Ideally on a Curve. If there is only conventional treadmills available increase to 700m
Keep a strong pace and ensure all rounds are comparable in completion time.
KETTLEBELL SWING x 60 x CONSEQUENCE
Kettlebell’s must be heavy enough to significantly test your grip. For all breaks in the set complete 5 sprawls.
SINGLE ARM BAG THROW X SPRAWL x 60 SECS
Single arm grip your slam bag and throw it over your shoulder – sprawling where it lands. Can be subbed for 2 arm alpha bag.
KETTLEBELL ROW x 30
Bent over row position – reps completed as single arm, alternate single arm, both arms.
SINGLE ARM SNATCH x 30
Use either a dumbbell or kettlebell depending on technique ability. Set should be tough, but completed with minimal breaks.