Phew, it has been an exhausting but AWESOME spring break! I can’t wait to tell you all about how the rest of our week went tomorrow. (Hint: it involves copious amounts of food.)
Which is one reason we like to move and groove as well 😉
gymnastics warmup + Julie’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop workout
I remember the very first time I tried Julie’s “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” circuit workout when she first posted it three years ago, and it would KILL ME. I had to take breaks during the intervals, and I would pause the timer sometimes to catch my breath.
It is still an awesome workout and it makes me a sweaty beast to this day, but I can definitely push myself through the workout more strongly and quickly. Hooray for progress (and eating more to fuel workouts)!
dynamic warmup + circuit workouts
- 8 calorie row
- 10 pushup burpees
- 16 kettlebell swings (25#)
- 10 overhead press (15#)
- 15 goblet squats (35#)
- 20 modified v-ups/v-ups
For warmups nowadays, I’ve been doing lots of planks, sun salutations, and dynamic stretches, rather than straight up cardio machinery. I personally find that it’s more interesting, motivating, and effective to warm up this way!
lots of walking in NYC (approx. 7.5 miles)
more walking in NYC (approx. 7.5 miles again)
gymnastics warmup + Lindsay’s Legs on Fire Tabata
The legs on fire tabata is another workout I would do often when I was becoming more interested in fitness a few years ago. I would barely be able to make it through the first two tabata sets before needing to take a longer break. This time around, I still need a break between the third and fourth sets, but I’m definitely feeling a lot more power and speed in my movements.
lots of walking all around my hometown (approx. 5 miles)
25 pushup burpees + 25 burpee tuck jumps + pull-ups + lots of walking in NYC (approx. 7 miles)
I did the two sets of burpees and pull-ups at home before and after our NYC adventure. Although, it would have been cool if I did them in the city, eh?
Rachel and I are on a bus back to Boston right now! Spring break is coming to a close, but it was absolutely wonderful and we’re ready to see our friends in Boston again. Whether or not we’re ready to get back to the grind is another issue…
So tell me:
What kind of long-term progress have you seen in your fitness journey?
What is your favorite way to warm up?