This week I used a variety of pieces of equipment and other workout “toys” for some of my moves – always fun to use items in different ways!!
Sunday 4/5 – 45 cross behind lunges (curtsey style) off of step – plyo move.
Push off and hop back to top.
I need to start incorporating more plyo moves into my workouts again!!!
Monday 4/6 – 45 double step – plank jack/tricep push-up.
I set my steps up end-to-end and put my feet on the taller one with my hands on the shorter one –
This move was hard – the tricep push-up is what killed me!!!
I ran 10 miles (74:28) followed by an easy mile.
Tuesday 4/7 – 45 V-sit on vertical foam roller with open/close arms. This move is a variation of a move from Lindsay (Cotter Crunch) and her 3 New Core Moves – she did the move as a stationary move focusing on holding. I knew I couldn’t do 45 long holds so I adapted it.
This move might look easy but it was HARD!!!
I did Denise Austin’s Personal Training DVD – always a fun workout for the entire body!! I even did the stretching segment!!
Wednesday 4/8 – 45 hinged barbell pulls.
The key to this move was keeping everything still except the arms.
I only had time for 6 miles (44:17) followed by a cool down mile.
Thursday 4/9 – 45 side plank with a leg sweep front-back-front.
Move the top leg back to the front to complete the rep. This took longer than I expected – I had to pause a couple times before completing all 45 reps. And, then I had to flip over and do some more!
Bring that leg to the front to complete 1 rep! I guess I didn’t use any cool “toys” for this move – oops!!
I did Les Mills Combat – Ultimate Warriors – 60 minutes of fast paced punching and kicking!!!
Friday 4/10 – 45 shoulder presses with a chair. I was a slug and slept till 6:00 so I didn’t get my workout done early. I had my 3rd day of cleaning/set-up at the venue for the past 4 so I decided to do my 45 once I got to the venue.
I used one of our chairs – I held it in front of my chest with both hands (by the front legs) and pressed my arms overhead before lowering to a 90 degree bend. Sort of a fun way to work my shoulders!!
Saturday 4/11 – 45 sidearm triceps extensions.
Can you tell the pictures are after my run? I put my shirt back on for them since I’m not super happy with my abs these days.
I ran 10 miles (73:50) followed by 1.5 easy miles.
Do you like to experiment with new uses for standard equipment?
I like to use different pieces of equipment especially in new ways!!!