I have spent the last nine days with my brother and sister and we have had the most amazing time here in Chicago. I have not had much time to blog but I have tried to kept my routines as much as possible, lifting weights and running. Something I have not done to much of this past week is cook and I have eaten things I don’t normally eat and I will tell you I can totally feel it. But as always all good things must come to an end and yesterday my siblings flew back home to Sweden 😦 and I am back to my proper routines and “diet”.
I didn’t workout the girls last week so it was nice to be back and Jonathan had put together a conditioning session for us. We started with slow contraction type of movements and first out was the superman extension, modified side plank with a leg raise, spiderman climbers and slow climbers. Every movement was done very slowly with a pause to really tighten every muscle.
The circuit was a long and once we were done we got up on our feet and picked up 5 pounds dumbbells doing 20 scarecrows, 20 shoulder raised and 15 squats. The weight was light but with the high rep-count and the shoulder stabilization on the mat it is fair to say that the shoulders were screaming at the end of the circuit.
The following routine we picked up the pace and jumped rope for 2 minutes and then the following exercises was done in 30 seconds intervals nonstop…woodchoppers (30 sec each side), jumping jacks with 16 pounds medicine ball, russian twist, weighted leg raises and an extended plank.
Surprisingly the last circuit we did not go outside considering the weather is warming up again instead we finished out on 30 seconds intervals on the rope with 3 different variations.
It was an intense workout that I very much needed and now when I have lived a little it is time to get back to work and I am really looking forward to it 🙂