Thanks for making my heart explode with your love, support and prayers on Thursday’s post ♥
What is GOOD?
Hopefully a lot of things are good in your world right now. I’m on spring break right now, so I’m back home in New York currently! More on the hip happenings tomorrow, but let’s get into some…
It seriously amazes me how much college students (at least at Boston University) need to move in order to get through their days. Walking to the dining halls, to class, to the gym, here, there, and everywhere. I’m planning on putting up a post about ways to stay active in college, but just living life can be great exercise. We walk around with book bags all the darn day and I’m sure some of us cover at least 2-3 miles every day!
So besides the general walking and stair climbing, here’s how I moved and grooved this week:
100 jumping jacks + gymnastics warmup + pistol burpee ladder + 12 minute interval workout
All in the dorm!
The pistol squat-burpee ladder used this rep scheme from Jen at Peanut Butter Runner. I just went down the ladder, not up!
And then I did Lori and Michelle’s 12 minute interval workout which further smoked my legs!
I had quite a sore butt and lower back (not the bad kind of sore lower back) the next day.
5 min. row warmup + circuit workouts
First was 5 rounds of:
- 10 burpees
- 20 spiderman planks
- 15 thrusters (40#)
- 20 v-ups/modified v-ups
- 5 man makers (12.5# DBs)
Then 4 rounds of (using a 10# plate):
- 10 weighted pushups
- 20 weighted Russian twists each side
- 20 weighted jump squats
jog to the gym + foam rolling and stretching + leg workout
- Squats! 4×8 (115#) and 2×5 (120#) // 10 squat jumps between each set
- 5×6 lying hamstring curls (100#) // 20 jump lunges between each set
- 1×20, 3×15 sumo deadlift high pulls (40#) // 20 side jump lunges between each set
- 3×20 hamstring ball curls // 30 low jacks between each set
In case this looks cryptic to you, something like “4×8” means 4 sets of 8 repetitions.
Plus more foam rolling 🙂
gymnastics warmup + arm and core workout in the dorm // lots of walking!
Something quick and low impact was what I needed on Friday morning, so of course I did another one of Lori and Michelle’s amazing, kick-butt workouts in the dorm.
I also did lots of walking since I was traveling, going up stairs, walking to and from my brother’s apartment, etc. Never underestimate the workout that is LIFE.
planks + 200 high knees + gymnastics warmup (I’m obsessed) + Dirty 30 Workout + handstand pushups
on the ranch at home for a workout! I warmed up in our cold basement before doing Jess’ Dirty 30 workout, which I finished in 13:23. I used bodyweight for all the exercises except the sumo squats, for which I held a 24# makeshift sandbag (a canvas bag filled with dumbbells).
Maybe I’ll go out and run this at some point this week, but you know me and running…
Hope you all have a sunny Sunday! Even if there’s no sun 🙂
So tell me:
What are some ways you move and groove in daily life activities?