This weather has me OFF THE WALLS right now.
In a good way! I’ll gush about it more tomorrow, but today I’m coming at you with a recap of weekly moves and grooves from the past two weeks since I skipped last Sunday for Easter!
I’ve gone to the gym three times in the past two weeks just due to a hectic schedule. But I always feel better when I exercise, so I fit it in when I can!
jog to the gym + leg workout
- warm up squats (45#)
- 1×10 (115#), 1×7, 1×5 (125#), 2×5 (135#) squats // 10 squat jumps between each set
- 3×1 (105#), 3×1 (115#) dead stop front squats
- 5×5 hamstring curls (100#) // 30 side jump lunges between each set
- 5×8 Bulgarian split squats each leg (30#) // 12 jump lunges between each set
- 3×20 hamstring ball curls // 20 plie squat pulses + 10 plie squat jumps (12# med ball) between each set
My butt and hamstrings were sore for THREE DAYS after this. Oh my word.
gymnastics warmup + circuit workout a la dorm
- 10 modified handstand pushups
- 15 burpees
- 20 modified v-ups
- 25 plank jacks
- 20 straight leg tricep dips
- 15 supermans
- 10 side crunches each side
This took about 23 minutes. I wanted to do a quick workout focused on upper body and core exercises to give my sore posterior chain some more rest. Oof.
sun salutations (lots of down dogs, planks, pushups) + bodyweight circuit + random burpees
4 rounds for time:
- 10 pushup burpees
- 16 jump lunges
- 20 pushups
- 30 mountain climbers
- 40 air squats
This was another workout in the dorm. I usually go to the gym with my buddy PJ on Wednesday mornings, but I skipped it this week because I needed an extra half-hour of sleep and extra time to study.
I still enjoy working up a sweat and getting my blood flowing before sitting in class for three hours straight though, so I did another bodyweight circuit workout. The pushups are what got me on this one! I finished in 15:00 flat.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Active rest/bodyweight workouts
I really don’t remember what I did on these days because Holy Week festivities are dominating any other memories of those three days.
Tabata workout in the dorm
4 rounds of each // 20 seconds hard work: 10 seconds rest
- burpees + high knees
- squat jumps + up down planks
- tuck jumps + push ups
- jump lunges + mountain climbers
- in & outs + modified v-ups
It was a glorious Easter morning! I slept in didn’t have much time to spare before choir practice, so I got the blood flowing in the dorm.
gymnastics warmup + 100 burpee challenge
I PR’d again!
This time I broke it up into sets of 35, 15, 20, and 30. I had to dig deep to do 30 in a row for that last set.
circuit workout in the dorm
- 10 dive bomber pushups
- 5 pushup burpees
- 40 squats to side leg raise
- 5 pushup burpees
- 10 crossover crunches each side
- 5 pushup burpees
- 10 pistol squats each leg
A great, quick workout! This took about 18 minutes.
jog to the gym + upper body workout + rowing thruster workout
The upper body workout consisted of assisted pull-ups, arnold presses, bent over barbell rows, decline pushups, seated rows, and lat pull downs.
The rowing thruster workout was 20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 cals on the rower with 8 thrusters (40#) between each set.
12 minute HIIT from Purely Twins + 8 minute ab tabata
I had approximately twenty minutes to fit in a workout [before showering] before class, so I went for it! The 8 minute ab tabata included v-ups, ankle taps, cross body mountain climbers, and spiderman planks.
20 minutes is all it takes these days!
dynamic warmup + lower body + 8 minute ab tabata + squats and burpees
I went to the gym with my friend Christine (who has a blog too!) yesterday!
We started off doing our own workouts first. So I did some lower body weights:
- 4×12 lunges each leg (50#) (two sets reverse lunges, two sets front lunges) // 30 side jump lunges between each set
- angled leg press: 1×10 (180#), 1×8 (200#), 1×6 (210#), 1×5 (220#) // 10 pushup burpees between each set
Then we met up for an 8 minute ab tabata:
- weighted Russian twists
- leg lift crunches
- mountain climbers
- spiderman planks
And Christine requested that we do squats and burpees, so we ended with 3 rounds of 15 goblet squats + 10 burpees.
We were both sweaty
beasts beauties. 😉
Off to do homework and stuff. I’ve been using the nice weather as an excuse to procrastinate all day ahh!
So tell me:
What was your favorite workout/way you moved this weekend?
Have you recently had a workout that made you sore for DAYS?