It is truly therapeutic to be blogging right now. Thank you for being here to listen to me. I hope to be back with a post tomorrow, but just for now, here are the usual…
jog to gym + dynamic warmup + 8 minute ab tabata + leg workout
The tabata was 10 seconds of rest/20 seconds of work:
- weighted Russian twists
- reverse leg lift crunches
- mountain climbers
- spider man planks
- angled leg press: 1×20 (90#), 2×7 (180#), 2×7 (200#), 2×5 (210#) // 5 plank jack burpees between each set
- reverse lunges: 3×12 each leg (50#) // 12 split jack lunges between each set
- pistol squats: 1×5 each leg bodyweight, 4×5 each leg (10#) // 5 burpee box jumps between each set
Ended with lots o’ stretching!
Active rest // walking and jumping around outside to keep warm during intramural softball
gymnastics warmup + 1000 Rep Workout from Peanut Butter Runner
Jen’s 1000 rep home workout might just be my favorite bodyweight workout ever. It’s fast-paced, has some of my favorite exercises (*ahem* burpees), and it leaves you feeling accomplished! I finished in around 35 minutes.
jog to the gym + dynamic warmup + upper body + stretching
For the upper body portion, I started with a 10 minute EMOM (every minute on the minute) workout:
- Minutes 0-3: 5 assisted pull-ups + 10 squat jumps
- Minutes 4-10: 3 assisted pull-ups + 20 jump lunges
For the pull-ups, I alternated between regular pull-up grip (palms facing away from you) and neutral grip (palms facing towards each other). I used 70# assistance to help me get up there. I don’t work on pull-ups as much as I did when I was at home, but slowly and surely I will get an unassisted pull-up again!
(My lats were so sore the next day!)
Then I did:
- 3×12 alternating side and front shoulder raises // 15 tricep dips between each set
After trying a few more random exercises to see what else my body was feelin’, I decided that I just needed to stretch, so that’s what I did for the rest of my time at the gym. Flexibility has been on the back burner recently, but I need to change that! Not only do I want to maintain a little bit of the dancer flexibility in me, but I also want to make sure I can prevent injury through mobility and flexibility.
4.31 mile run
WHAT. I ran again!? First run of the spring, folks! It was a “hot” 43F here in Boston in the morning, so I took advantage of the beautiful temperature to go for a run by the Charles River.
I must admit, I loved the run. I turned on the RunKeeper app, but didn’t check it at all during my run, and I think that’s why I loved it so much—I didn’t feel any pressure to keep a certain pace. I just ran for about 40 minutes and enjoyed the peaceful morning and fresh air. I ended up running 4.31 miles with an average 9:10 pace. I’ll take it!
I did 4 sets of 20 air squats, 20 pushups, 20 sit-ups, and 10 burpees throughout the day.
12 minute burpee workout + random exercises throughout the day
Yesterday was a long day of homework for me (and it was also blizzarding outside— yay spring), so I did a quick and intense workout in the morning and then took study breaks to do some more plyometrics, pushups, and burpees.
Cheers to another week ahead! And happy Palm Sunday/Holy Week to those celebrating!
Trying to count the blessings rather than the paragraphs of my essay I still need to write. BANE OF EXISTENCE x100000.
So tell me:
Do you ever run without a Garmin or app telling you your pace?
Did you have active rest days this week?