Even if it did not go so well today I did have a great workout with John yesterday as he had prepared a total body workout with both weights and interval training.
Our first circuit consisted of 15 wood chops, 25 “squat to jump jack”, 15 weighed jack-knife, 50 russian twists, 20 superman extensions.
It was a long circuit and Jonathan was not giving us a lot of rest and the only chance we had to bring our heart rate down was during the mat exercises.
The following set of exercises we picked up the cardio just a bit. The idea was the same minimal rest in between the sets and first out was 20 reverse lunge with twist to a high knee and twist, 20 spiderman climbers, 50 bicycle crunches, 15 pushups. We finished this circuit with skipping rope for 1 minute and to make it more challenging I asked Jonathan call out every 10 seconds and I did 5 double jump.
Our last and final circuit we once again picked up the cardio a notch but before we did anything to our heart rate we did 10 single arm row from a push up position with the knee pulled in underneath the chest to contact the abs after every row. As soon that was complete we did 2 minutes standing on the bike, not giving it all but enough so I had a real hard time talking then we finished off sprinting down the cup-de sac.
The workout was far from easy as it was very intense and I love it that when you think you are done Jonathan decides that we can squeeze that little bit extra out of our bodies and somehow we always can! So we finished the day with squat jumps and jumping lunges and although I don’t have any muscle aches today I was completely exhausted at the end of it!