Shieldmaidens fought in battle and often led their own men. To match a hardened warrior, armed to the teeth and bristling with muscle you need more than just strength. You need fortitude, some killer tendon strength, agility and a core of steel, oh, and as much upper body strength as you can muster. The Shieldmaiden workout is designed to take you through your paces, give you a little of what you need and a lot of what you want (or is it the other way around?). Either way, you will definitely come out tougher at the other end of it.
Extra Credit: 30 seconds rest between sets.