Yesterday started with me riding the bike over to the Lifestyle Fitness, which is a good 5 mile bike ride from my house. And by know I guess you know when I exercises I don’t often do it half hearted, especially not after my own disappointment from Tuesday (which turned out to be harder than what I thought it was because my legs were a bit sore) so by the time I arrived I still had a good 15 minutes to carry on walking on an incline on the treadmill before Jonathan put us through some serious work.
I don’t know why but for some reason I thought we were doing total body this week but I was so wrong and when I saw the hurdles I knew I was in trouble:). We were split into two groups, me and mrsT started with 30 power steps switching in midair while the other person was doing high jumps over the hurdles 3 times through.
Meanwhile the other group was doing 15 weighted squats and 20 lunges to press before we took a 30 seconds break and started from the top again.
We did not do many circuits this particular morning but they were intense as we worked both the quads and the hamstrings. The next circuit we did 4 times but with two different variations. Fist we did 10 single leg Romanian deadlifts and at the last one we popped back into a lunge and pumped out another 10 before we swapped leg. The last exercise was a 20 lunges to the side with one 15 pound dumbbell almost touching the floor when reaching the dumbbell to the outside of the bent leg.
The next variation was a regular 15 deadlift followed by 20 jumping lunges and 1 minute wall sit.
The thing is with Jonathan is that the hour is not over until he says so and with about 10 minutes left on his watch we went outside and did sprints. We combined this with skipping rope before I threw myself on my bike and peddled as fast as I could on my bike the 6 miles to Mira’s school and believe it or not I was actually on time!
I am not lying when it was with much hesitation I decided to go for a run up in the woods this morning but I did it even though I thought my legs were about to fall off along the way…lol
I didn’t realize how bad my cold was until I parked on the parking lot and Jonathan told us to do two laps around the cul-de-sac before we started lunging and sprinting for the first 10-15 minutes of the workout. When we were done it was really hard to breath and even though I’ve been looking forward to take the workout outside I was happy when we went inside to carry on.
We went to the very back of the gym to the TRX and carried on where we left off from the last time and increased the intensity of the “pike’ by balancing on a bosu ball followed by every other rep crunching the legs underneath the body of a total 20. This carried on to a double crunch to exhaust the abs before getting up to our feet doing 15 sumo squat straight into a pull and then finish the circuit with 25 kettlebell swings.
The second circuit built off on the first one but instead of piking we were biking like no tomorrow then we dropped straight into a plank still off from the bosu ball. This not only working the abs but your shoulder also really getting a good workout. This time around we did a 15 squat to press followed by the 25 kettlebell swings.
The last kettlebell circuit we did started with the medicine ball, doing 15 jackknifes and without dropping the feet, 50 russian twists and 50 bicycle crunches. You might think that the arm is getting a little rest but that was not the case because moving the 20 pound medicine ball after all the other moves is fairly challenging. The last and final movement we did we put the previous two kettlebell circuits together and did a sumo squat to a press. This entire workout was very intense and I was sweating like crazy so doing the last move the kettlebell slipped and I hit my tooth and luckily it didn’t chip!
On my way home I picked up 20 bags of mulch from Lowe’s and by the time I pulled in on my driveway the car absolutely stunk so I had to hurry up getting them out of the car. My intension was not to carry on working out but the 20 bags was not only heavy unloading but I carried them around the yard trying to make it look a little bit more summery.