Today we completed an awesome workout over at Lifestyle Fitness that Jonathan had put together for us. Being somewhat sore on backside we decided to work upper body and first out was the abs and the TRX that turned into a beautiful love story.
First exercise we were putting the feet through the straps of the TRX, standing in a pushup position and piking the hips into the air.
Now this is not unmanageable the first 10 reps, it is the last 5 that will get you as you are not only feeling it in your abs but also in your shoulders and arms. This was just the first movement out of 4 consecutive exercises, the second one we stayed in the TRX, piked up and did push ups! Don’t say I know…both the abs and the arms are burning like they are on fire and them the goal is to touch your head to the floor…challenging…
After completed at least 10 push ups (I managed 12-14) we dropped straight into a plank, feet still in the TRX…and if you not feeling it at this point you must be the incredible Hulk or something not from this world! We stayed in plank for 30 seconds then we jumped up to our feet and finished out with 15 rows.
Coming into the third set my arms and shoulders really did hit failure, you know when your trainer say do as many as you can. You do what you’re told but yet you don’t because if you dig deep you have at least 3-4 reps left. Well, this time I didn’t because I ended up on my head, haha.
When our “warmup” was completed we moved on to lifting some weights and we started off with 20 pounds dumbbells rowing into a scull-crusher moved across the gym and did 10 heavy triceps pulldowns followed by 10 lightweight.
I did mentioned before that I have a goal of wanting to be able to do “real” pull-ups just like Linda Hamilton did in the Terminator 2. I’ve never been a big Terminator fan but wow that was something and I guess 22 years later!!! it stuck with me…i’m really starting to get old…haha. So anyhow I’m far from doing anything like it but I’ve promised myself to practice and Jonathan was kind enough to through the movement into the circuit together with triceps extension and weighted dips with legs on a bench.
The last 10-15 minutes we did rope intervals and at this point the only thing we could do was to put the head down and count the seconds until it was over…painful…
I loved this workout especially the crazy “warmup” because every time I do different movements or something I have not done in a while I chock the body. I believe that is when I also improve the most….so Thank you Jonathan and happy birthday!