Happy Friday! I hope it was a good one. Mine started early again (as opposed to yesterday), and Terry and I headed to the gym for a 45-minute full-body workout. I created this series based on one or two workouts that Tina designed in boot camp. (I chose not to participate in Round 4, because I'm trying to use my personal training skills to create my own stuff.) I loved this workout! The 10-minute timer kept me moving, and I never got bored with any exercise. Each circuit includes:
- One plyometric exercise
- One compound strength exercise
- One static exercise
Since each type of exercise challenged my body in different ways, I was never too exhausted for the next movement. Plus, the whole thing flew by, which I always appreciate.
- Bench Popovers
- Turkish Get Ups
- Bridge with Tricep Extension
- Reverse Plank
- Mountain Climbers
- Step Up with Biceps Curl
- Side Plank (elbow or full)
As we end this week, the first week back to work in the new year, I'm really pumped about this week's workouts. I felt great, never overtired, and energized throughout the day. I think I did a good job of incorporating a variety of exercises, challenging my body but allowing it proper rest. Here's what I did:
- Monday: 45-minute yoga video
- Tuesday: Upper body strength + running hills HIIT
- Wednesday: Lower body strength + 20 minutes steady state incline walking
- Thursday: Core and cardio
- Friday: Full-body circuit
- Saturday: OFF
- Sunday: Long run (~4 miles)
I consider six days of working out to be a heavy week, and next week I will take two off days to ensure that my body gets appropriate rest.
I'm thrilled that the weekend is here; we have almost no plans, and I'm looking forward to taking advantage by sleeping in, strolling the farmer's market, and gearing up for another week!
Hope you have a great weekend!