Earlier than she started competitors within the 2022 Rogue Invitational, which is able to run in Austin, TX, from Oct. 27-30, 2022, Polish CrossFitter Gabriela Migała went to a novel place to refine and polish up her power and conditioning. It won’t have been that outdoors of the field for an athlete looking for each edge.
On Oct. 27, 2022, Migała posted a video to her YouTube channel that options her touring to Hafthor Björnsson’s business fitness center, Thor’s Energy Health club, in Kópavogur, Iceland. Her main mission was to work on her deadlift and sandbag proficiency whereas being coached by two-time World’s Strongest Man (WSM) finalist Stefán Sölvi Pétursson.
From the second she stepped out of her automotive — beaming whereas speculating if Björnsson is definitely as massive as his status says he’s — Migała appeared wanting to proceed implementing some strongwoman-level coaching into her basic routine. (Be aware: Björnsson was not in attendance.)
“I’m actually comfortable to be taught some new stuff from the very best folks,” Migała explains to the digital camera. “So it’s gonna be enjoyable. It’s gonna be actually useful.”
Veering away from her standard CrossFit-centric routine apparently wasn’t simple for Migała. She describes herself as an individual who appreciates consistency in her each day planning, making the preliminary slight transition somewhat difficult.
“Earlier than I got here to Iceland, that was certainly one of my issues,” Migała stated of her reservations about making an attempt a unique coaching fashion. “I’m the kind of one who likes to have every little thing scheduled. I like my routine. I don’t actually like too many adjustments. Leaving my fitness center, and my gear, and my every little thing was fairly demanding. I wasn’t certain about this, particularly so near a contest [the 2022 Rogue Invitational].”
In the end, Migała seemed to be received over by the momentary variation after a while. She appeared to imagine she acclimated nicely and that this form of focus helped her turn into extra versatile.
“It really turned out to be a very good resolution,” Migała says. “It’s actually good coaching as a result of I feel, as an athlete, you need to be capable to adapt to every little thing and not likely be used to doing the identical stuff in the identical protected area.”
As for her exercise, Migała saved it fast, environment friendly, and efficient when it got here to the deadlift. That’s as a result of her exercise was not centered round pulling heavy weight. Pétursson had Migała refocus and rework her deadlift approach in a wholesome method for improved power in the long term, and he or she appeared to understand the teaching.
“It’s so completely different; I feel it’d be a lot simpler for those who might begin from zero fairly than forgetting your previous approach after doing it for therefore a few years,” Migała stated. “… However, yeah, apply makes good.”
Migała would comply with the preliminary deadlift teaching by cruising by means of a area portion size of the fitness center whereas lifting and re-lifting an 80-kilogram (176.3-pound) sandbag. By the tip of the exercise, Migała shined with pleasure about what she was in a position to accomplish.
“It was the very best session from all the periods since we got here to Iceland,” Migała expressed. “It’s been so useful to have the ability to practice with Stefan [Sölvi Pétursson]. He confirmed a number of extra cues for [lifting] sandbags … so it’s superb.”
Migała is at the moment using what she discovered in coaching as a strongwoman on the 2022 Rogue Invitational. Chances are high, it would assist her spherical out a superb efficiency in Austin.
Featured picture: @gabimiga on Instagram