I want to blog more. I really, truly do. But as many of you can probably understand, college life is quite time-consuming, and if I’m not studying, I’m socializing. If I’m not socializing, I’m eating. If I’m not eating, I’m sleeping…
Well you get the point, but I will definitely try to have an update post on here soon! For now, I have my weekly college moves and grooves to share with you all, as promised.
Hope you’re all doing well!
5 minutes on the stair master, followed by Julie’s squat jump leg workout
I used the squat rack for the first time ever, kids. EVER. I mean, I have used the Smith squat machine before at my gym back in New York, but normally I would always just use the curling bars by clean-and-pressing them to get them on my shoulders. The squat rack is (obviously) more convenient, and hooray for adding more weight!
This workout left me sore for days, by the way.
Boot camp class!
I took a for-credit boot camp class on Tuesday, but I unfortunately had to drop that class due to some weird scheduling issues. I would have loved to stay in it because the old-school boxing instructor kicked our butts!
We did 22 minutes of running drills and then core work for the rest of the class, including planks— my fave.
Except for walking everywhere and carrying heavy backpacks and textbooks, which is a darn good workout anyway. I would actually be interested to see how many miles I walk on some days. I’d say a good 3-4 miles at least!
5 min row warmup + upper body workout + lots of walking + dodgeball
The upper body workout that I decided to call “psych” because I was looking at my psychology textbook when I was writing it out (I dunno):
I feel like I needed another rest day instead of this workout because at those very first burpees, I felt fatigued already. I still did it, but it was a tough push!
5 min adaptive motion trainer + 5 rounds (instead of 10) of this functional workout + upper body weights + 8 min. ab tabata
I was still SUPER fatigued during that functional training workout! I felt weak. I was kind of confused and frustrated since I had taken a rest day, but then I realized that I had done quite a few high intensity workouts this week, and I had certainly done more than I have in past weeks. Thus, I’m going to try focusing more on strength workouts, and then throw in one or two circuit workouts during the week.
Exercising has definitely helped ease the stress of starting classes, so I’m thankful that I can manage to squeeze in workouts and walk A LOT.
Hope you all have a beautiful Sunday! The weather is finally cooling down here, and it is perfection today.
So tell me:
How have you been moving?
Do you find that you feel over-exerted when you do too much of one type of exercise?