A Weak Week (10/19 – 10/25)

This week was pretty light on the workout front.  But I did get in some really fun 45s!!!

Sunday 10/19  45 side lunge (stay in wide position between).

ready
ready
lunge left
lunge left

I did all 45 to the left (just returning to the middle position in between.  Then switched and did 45 to the right.

side view
side view
lunge right
lunge right

Monday 10/20  45 BOSU balances (start with hands on BOSU, feet on ground – raise right arm to side and left leg, hold then switch to left arm and right leg for 1 rep).

right arm, left leg
right arm, left leg
left arm, right leg
left arm, right leg

This move was HARD!!!  I like it because it worked everything – triceps, shoulders, core, butt, quads, hamstrings….

I tried to run – 3 miles in 25:40 and then realized that my leg is hurt more than I thought so I ended up walking 4.5 miles with an incline.

Tuesday 10/21  45 twisting elbow planks (twist right, then left = 1 rep).

start
start
twist to right (stack feet)
twist to right (stack feet)

Return to middle then twist the other way –

twist left
twist left

This move was hard – 45 complete reps ended up being a long time to stay in a plank!!!!

I did a workout that I hadn’t done in a long time and it ended up being great – The Firm:  Cardio Fusion.  The workout uses these little balls –

not heavy but they add a lot
not heavy but they add a lot

I will definitely be doing this workout again!!!

Wednesday 10/22  45 twisting frog crunches with weighted (5 pound) punches.  (right-left = 1 rep)

start position
start position
up - twist and punch right with left hand
up – twist and punch right with left hand

Return to the ready position and then go the other way –

twist and punch left with right hand
twist and punch left with right hand

I did another workout that I’ve always enjoyed – Cross Training for Fitness.

Thursday 10/23  45 back bow cross-over.  This move is one I had never seen before until Nellie (Brooklyn Active Mama) showed it as her Weekly Wednesday workout.  (another one where right-left = 1 rep)

easy part
easy part
up and squeeze - move to other side
up and squeeze 

While in the up position, move your arms to other side –

moving over
moving over (dropped the legs a little:)
small break before moving back to the start
small break before coming up and moving back the other way

I might have adapted it a little (I used a wobble ball as my cross-over object instead of a yoga block) but this was a really good move!!!

Thanks to Hunter for doing the pictures for me on Friday morning since no one was around when I did the move Thursday!!!

Friday 10/24  45 leg abductions while balancing on upside down wobble ball.

ready to move the left leg
ready to move the left leg
lift - squeeze
lift – squeeze

I managed all 45 with my left leg without tapping my toe down – I wobbled and looked like a goof but…..

ready to work the right side
ready to work the right side
lift left leg
lift left leg

On this leg, I ended up tapping my toe down 2 times during the reps – my left leg balance isn’t as strong!!!

Saturday 10/25  45 stability ball side crunches.

ready
ready
up
up

After completing the first set of 45, I flipped over and did 45 more.

ready
ready
up
up

I’m hoping that next week I can get back to working out the way I like to work out!!!

Happy Saturday!

Kim

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