It might take me awhile to figure out how I want to do my Daily 44s since I’m not posting every day!!
Sunday 3/16 – 44 Squat thrust with 4 plank jacks
No other workout – Sunday is usually my day off if I take one for the week.
Monday 3/17 – 44 seated row with band
I ran 11 miles in 88:07 followed by an easy cool down mile.
Tuesday 3/18 – 44 windshield wipers with bender ball. This move is awesome for your entire core!!!
I counted a right – left as 1 rep. Not gonna lie – this move was hard for me!! I guess my core/obliques need more work!!!
Another long run (trying to get used to running on tired legs!) – 12 miles in 95:36 followed by 2 easy miles.
Wednesday 3/19 – 44 hammer curls while standing on wobble balls.
I used 10 pound dumbbells which was about as heavy as I could handle for that many reps.
I pulled out another DVD that I haven’t done in a long time – Shape Sculpt Your Abs. I did the entire 60 minutes plus the 12 minute bonus. I like that even though the title implies that it is just an Ab workout, it is really a full body workout!!!
Thursday 3/20 – 44 side lying hip abductions. This move was thanks to Nellie (Brooklyn Active Mama) and her Weekly Wednesday Workout. I have done a move similar before but this one had a slight variation – when you lift your leg, you pull it slightly back.
It didn’t take very many of these to feel it in my hip and outer thighs!!! And, you know I don’t want to be unbalanced so I flipped over and did 44 more!
I also got in my 3rd run of the week. 8 miles in 62:13 followed by 1.6 miles nice and easy!!!
Friday 3/21 – 44 Jefferson Dead Lifts. This move was brand new to me and I liked it OK since I like to find new things to try for my daily moves but I’m not sure I would do it regularly. I saw it on Tamara’s (Fitknitchick) Facebook page the other night and thought it would be fun!
You can see in the picture that the grip is different from a standard grip with one hand facing out and the other in.
I decided that since it seemed like one side was working a little differently I should flip around and do another set of 44 the other way.
I think that I prefer the straight leg dead lift to really target my hamstrings and butt!!
I did a new workout that I just won from Kim (BusyBod) “Thanks, Kim!!!” – The MashUP Conditioning DVD. This workout was intense!!! The idea is to work the entire body in a short time (longer if you combine segments). Each 15 minute segment consists of 3 parts – 5 minutes of strength based moves (also some agility involved). This is 5 moves for 1 minute each!
The next section was HIIT – 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off for 5 minutes. I’ve never done HIIT with that long of a rest but it was kind of nice.
The final 5 minutes was the mind/body connection – 5 primarily core moves for 1 minute each and you were encouraged to stretch as needed.
I did 2 (there are 7 total) of the Tempo segments for a 30 minute intense workout!!
Saturday 3/22 – 44 jump squats onto wobble balls. You know I’m loving my wobble balls and this was a fun way to do some jump squats!!!
I tried flipping them over and really working my balance but after nearly twisting my ankle twice I decided that it was challenging enough the way I did it!!!
And, I ran again this morning!!! 8 miles in 56:52 plus 2.2 easy miles. Today for the HappyFitMarch challenge we were supposed to run a mile and compare it to the past 3 Saturdays. I used my 8th mile today (I’ve been using my first mile which is never my fastest!) – 6:00 for the final mile.
Overall, it was a great week of 44s and working out!! I ran 4 out of 7 days for a total of 31 miles plus 6.8 easy miles.
Did you do any new moves or workouts this week?