HI I’VE MISSED YOU.
School. That’s my only excuse. And maybe some nights when I did not want to do anything at all except watch YouTube videos, but that’s good for sanity, right?
More to come tomorrow! But today is Sunday, which means…
1 mile jog to the gym + leg workout
- 1×8 (115#), 5×5 (125#) squats // 10 squat jumps between each set
- 5×5 trap bar deadlifts (135#) // 10 box jumps between each set (20 inches)
- 3×8 Bulgarian split squats each leg (30#) // 16 jump lunges between each set
- 3×20 hamstring ball curls // 30 side jump lunges between each set
Walking was a little painful on Monday.
gymnastics warmup + Purely Twins’ 18 minute plank workout
That plank workout is one of my favorite quick, low-impact workouts ever. It makes my whole body shake every single time.
jog to the gym + 500m row + “WOD” + jog back from the gym
My impromptu “WOD” was 5 rounds of:
- 10 cal row
- 12 pushup burpees
- 16 Russian KB swings (with a 35# dumbbell)
I always go to the gym with my friend PJ on Wednesday mornings, but I was so tired this week. I texted him saying I would go later in the afternoon, but then I changed my mind and just went in the morning since I was already up (I was majorly conflicted—it took me so long to decide what to do with myself). I also needed to study a little bit more for an anatomy exam I had at 11AM, so I was in and out of the gym in about 20 minutes. Whatever works!
100 burpees for time
It had been a long while since I had done 100 burpees for time, but I think it might have been one and a half years ago! I came across the 100 burpee challenge again on Krista’s blog, 12 Minute Athlete, so I thought it would be a good, fast workout to do in my dorm (since I slept in that morning). Plus, I ♥ burpees.
My PR in 2013 was 7:54, but this time I completed 100 burpees in 6:40! Just less than seven minutes, but I was feelin’ it for the rest of the morning.
I broke up the burpees into sets of 30, 10, 10, 20, 15, and 15. Now if only I could run a mile in this time… Just the thought of that makes me cringe.
jog to the gym + dynamic warmup + three 10 min. AMRAP workouts
First 10 min. AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) inspired by this one from The Blonde Ponytail:
- 10 alternating DB snatches (25#)
- 10 thrusters (40#)
- 10 alternating front lunges (40#)
- 10 V-ups
Second 10 min. AMRAP:
- 10 push press (40#)
- 15 weighted squat jumps (15#)
- 20 bent over rows (40#)
- 30 strict mountain climbers
Third 10 min. AMRAP:
- 5 tuck jump burpees
- 10 front squats (40#)
- 10 plank jack knee to elbows
- 10 shoulder bridge one leg lifts (each leg)
I finished either 4 round or just under 4 rounds for each of the mini workouts. This was a really fun way of keeping me interested during my time at the gym!
Unfortunately though, I had a slight pain in my upper (inferior cervical, to be exact, yay anatomy) spine area that started before spring break, and the overhead motions in these workouts seemed to tweak that pain even more. Thus, I’m going to take it easy on my shoulders and neck, and I hope to do some yoga this week!
Some walking, air squats, pushups, sit-ups, burpees…
I’ll talk to you all tomorrow! Hope you have a lovely Sunday. (Palm Sunday is in ONE WEEK and Easter is in TWO WEEKS!)
So tell me:
Have you ever tried the 100 burpee challenge?
What is one way you like to make your workout extra fun? Besides circuit workouts, I love pyramid workouts, dance, and ultimate frisbee!