Hello, beautiful people!
Just checking in on this glorious Sunday (at least in Boston) to tell you all how I’ve been gettin’ my moves on. I definitely found that less circuit workouts helped me avoid feeling fatigued later in the week. Although, my legs still never feel totally fresh, so I’m trying to listen and have more “take it easy” days.
5 min. stair master + leg workout
3 sets of each:
- 10-12 Bulgarian split squats each leg (30#) + 20 squat jumps
- 15 deadlifts (70#) + 12 split jack lunges
- 15 hamstring curls (50-70#) + 20 jump lunges
- 10 leg press (90#)
Again, this left me quite sore for a few days! Those Bulgarian split squats, let me tell you. Lifting heavy (heavier than in the past months) weights ➔ legs are like, HELLO.
Walking + 8 min. ab tabata
I walked all the way to the FitRec (almost a mile from my dorm) to find that it was crowded AND I needed to go to some meetings pretty soon after, so I just did 8 minutes of abs and then speed-walked back to my dorm.
4 rounds of 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest:
5 min. jump rope warmup
2 min. jump rope between each set (3 rounds of each):
- Lat pull downs (50-60#) + hand-release pushups/regular pushups
- Bicep curls (10-15#) + tricep bench dips
- Bench press (40#) + Arnold press (10# DBs)
- Barbell rows (30#) + overhead tricep extensions (20# DB)
I really do not remember the number of reps I did of each exercise, but it varied anywhere from 8-20 depending on the exercise and how fatigued my arms were. :D
Yoga + circuit workout
I had my physical education class, which happens to be Hatha yoga, so that was a glorious stretch. Later in the evening, I ran over to the Charles River to do this circuit workout with modifications (alternating lunges instead of jump lunges, squats instead of squat jumps, etc.), since my whole body was still kind of sore from the past few days! Favorite part was the burpees of course. Not the single-legged ones though— those were painful.
Rest + a few sets of burpees
Burpee study breaks in the dorm! ;)
Walking + 100s challenge
I went on a service project with the Catholic center in downtown Boston, which was totally awesome, and it happened to involve a good deal of walking. Plus, I got some elevation just bringing up a mini fridge to my brother’s apartment, which is on like, the fifth floor, and there are no elevators.
Then in the evening while I was studying, I did 5 sets of 20 air squats, 20 pushups and 20 sit-ups as study breaks.
I hope you all have nice day! I just got back from Sunday Mass, and the rest of my day entails studying and hopefully blogging! :)
So tell me:
How have you been moving?
What do you like to do on rest days?