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
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!!!)
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!
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!!