Work It Out Wednesday!!!

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Oh hi. Bulgarian lunges by L. Watch that knee – your front leg should be at a 90 degree angle with the floor, unlike me above. Eh, I’m a work in progress. πŸ˜‰

Hi lovelies! Happy Hump Day! This morning, we had our fitness test (in order to track our progress) in Sarah’s small group training class. Yesterday, she sent out the most terrifying one-line email ever: “SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW AM BRIGHT AND EARLY.Β  THIS TEST IS GOING TO BE TOUGH!” When it’s in all caps, you know it’s going to be intense (and boy oh boy, it was). Despite the fact that just standing upright seems difficult right now, I am prancing around in a state of joy because I *finally* got my pivot turn down for sprints (our sprints consist of running down and back on the gym’s basketball court). Previously, I was the driver of the Sprinting Struggle Bus: my no-tread shoes coupled with my inelegant turns ended up in comical slides, U-turns, near wipe-outs and lots and lots of swearing. But TODAY was The Day, and I decreased my sprint time from 10.1 seconds to 9.4 seconds (woooooo!!!). I felt like I was performing with a handicap this morning because on Tuesday, R, A and I did a pretty intense weekly gal workout (we said we were just going to do “lots of stretching” but that never happens – we are all basically intense bros). When we were getting our pedis yesterday, R and I were both commiserating over how sore our quads were (which is why, when I went to do Box Jumps for my fitness test, I jumped into the side of the box instead of on top of it a few times – yikes). Our Tuesday workout that was responsible for the feeling of overcoming an extra challenge today was pretty clutch, so I wanted to share what we did with you guys. It’s a good simple, quick and moderate-difficulty workout for if you’re feeling really uncreative and want to stick with some tried-and-true basics.

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Basic B Workout

Warm up: Jog for 5 minutes

Round One

Repeat the round three times, doing each exercise for :30 seconds.

  • Goblet Squat with heavy kettlebell
  • Push-Up
  • Plank

After completing the circuit three times, do some sprints for cardio.

Round Two

Repeat the round three times, doing each exercise for one minute.

  • Bulgarian Lunges (switch legs after :30 seconds)
  • Box Jumps (high box)
  • Sit-Ups

After completing the circuit three times, run some stairs for cardio.

Round Three

Repeat the round three times.

  • 10 x TRX Low Row
  • 10 x Overhead Press (heavy weight)
  • 10 x Bicep curls (heavy weight)

After completing the circuit three times, do some more sprints for cardio.

Cool Down: Walk until your heart rate slows. Do lots of stretching and drink water!! πŸ˜€

Ohhhhh! Also exciting – on Tuesday, we added on to our stack of boxes for the Box Jump Challenge, and I got up to the next height (yaaaaaaasssss)!! If you remember, at the beginning of January, I encouraged everyone one to pick just one thing to focus on improving (whatever that may be for you – if you need a refresher, check out that post here). So much progress is one week! Double booyah!! I guess that taking a full weekend off to hang with family in Southern Connecticut paid off. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Additionally, I want to give a shout out and huge thank you, because I spent the “sprinting for cardio” segment in between in each round during my Tuesday workout going to New Hampshire Sprinting Camp, where my coaches A & R helped me overcome the hump of my pivot-turn malfunction. I couldn’t have done it without their help, patience and guidance – best gym buddies EVER. πŸ™‚

I hope that you guys are having a super-extra kick ass day like me today! Woohoooo!

With warmth,

L

14 thoughts on “Work It Out Wednesday!!!

  1. Love your quote!! Always love to read your posts. I thought I was driving the sprinting struggle bus by doing comical u-turns! Great job today!! See you on Friday for spin.

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  2. Pingback: Driving a Fleet of Struggle Buses | Bubbles and booyah

  3. Hi there, thanks for liking my blog post!

    I love the quote you have on your page here! The “be better than you used to be” really resonated with me. Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚


    come say hi at ohtheplacesyoullblog.com

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