Plyo, Plyo, Plyo – Just Jump!!

Today I did a little bit of plyometrics (also known as jump training)  for my 43.  Years ago (over 20 now) when I ran college track, we used to do a little bit of plyo training.  After college I pretty much quit that nonesense type of activity.  However, several years ago when I realized I needed to do more than just run to maintain my hot body desired body size (and shape), I started Insanity!  Hello, plyo!!!!  Now, I actually enjoy the act of jumping a lot!!

So, for the 43 I did a series of 4 jumps:

  • air jack
  • forward hop
  • backward hop
  • tuck jump

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All I had to do was repeat those 4 jumps 43 times!  I was dying panting hard but I did it!! (Not sure why I have a hard time keeping my balance on tuck jumps but who cares?  Just Jump!!!)

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And…Great News!  Today in Les Mills Combat it was time for Plyo HIIT – 30 more minutes of jumping!!!  After that I decided to pull out a workout I haven’t done in a while – Jillian Michaels 6 Weeks to a Six Pack.  Today I just did Level 1 – 35 minutes of both standing and floor core work.  I think what I really like about all of Jillian’s programs are that she uses basic moves and just combines them in different ways!  I always feel like I’ve worked hard after completing any of her workouts!

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Another snow day here in Kansas!  I’m beginning to feel like I live in the mountains!  OK – maybe it’s not quite that bad but I’m having to work harder this week to be pleasant about the snow!!

One nice thing – the boys are home from school AGAIN!!!  Hopefully they will want to hang out with me.  Maybe a game of Screen shot 2013-02-26 at 9.42.20 AM

Happy Tuesday!!

Kim

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