After walking Blaze, yesterday, I went immediately to my garage and tried my first 10 minute training session. I combined burpees, bicycles, deep squats while lifting a heavy dumb bell to shoulder height, overhead tricep work and then ran short sprints back and forth in the garage before starting again. After 5 minutes I was dripping in sweat, my heart rate was way up in a cardio-respiratory training zone and I was dreading my next set of burpees. All and all I it ended up being more vigorous than I thought it would be, but I have to say that leaving just one minute to stretch is NOT enough! Today, I am going to try an 8 minute work/2 minute stretch routine. I am thinking straight on push-ups, straight-legged sit-ups (p90x style), jump squats and walking lunges, maybe on my toes (sneaky lunges). For me, it’s important I do moves that I don’t get to do in class, or else, what’s the point?
For those that aren’t sure what a burpee is, it looks basically like this: (I hope this moving image works–if not, click the related article at the bottom of this entry)
Great job by those who came out for YogaStretch yesterday morning. Week 3, and you are all doing so well! Thanks to those that ventured out in the teaming rain last night for classes. We ended up getting in some great circuit training at 6pm, since we were not as large a class as usual. Though some of us ended up working out barefoot (as our sneakers were drenched) I think we got in a great and different session. Thanks for ALWAYS bringing such great energy to the gym. And as for the 7pmers, I am always so happy that you all get the importance of balance in your fitness program, and your lives!!!
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I did Switching Lunges – Squats with Bicep Curls to Shoulder Press – Core Work (Jack Knife w/ Knee Ins) Sets of 10 each until 8 minutes was spent – then I stretched. I was also dripping sweat especially off my nose during the core work is was all done in plank hold.
BTW – I HATE Burpees – one of my least favorites along with mountain climbers – Yuck 🙁
Good job, Carol!! I HATE BURPEES, too…one of the reasons I forced myself to do them the first day. I know that working out should be fun, but for this 10 minute thing to really work (when we already work out as much as we do…) i had to dig deep. And yes, I hate mountain climbers, too…what’s to like, right? I love your combo, and yesterday I stopped at 8 minutes, too…two minutes of stretching was much better than 1. Yesterday I ended up doing: assisted pull-ups (with my toe on a chair–it’s a workout just to get the bar up and back down, lol) straight legged sit-ups, dead lifts, jump squats and then walked for about 30 seconds before starting again…I got in exactly 3 sets and it was another dripper!!! I think the 10 minute idea works for EVERYONE….all we have to do is alter the intensity of the exercise. I am thankful I saw that 10 minute trainer infomercial! Today, I am going to do 10 minutes of yoga poses. My body is sore!!! Thanks for sharing your 10 minute workout. I knew you would have one!!!!!
I LOVE this concept and am so glad you deicded to get it started! I have been doing the workouts in between doing my Power Half Hour video set from Beach Body. I know a lot of people love Tony, but for some reason, after a bit, he grates on my nerves! LOL Plus, when I don’t have a full half hour to do something in one sitting, I can get in a quick 15-20 minutes of your workout. Plus, it’s so great to see another mom in the videos with her kids around her! Since this workout had sets of 30 seconds, I downloaded a timer app on my iPhone and set it that way so I wouldn’t skimp on the time. It helped me to physically see the time going down PLUS, I didn’t have to count or set the kitchen timer on the stove and run back to the living room to do the workout. Thanks for the great workout it definitely gets the heart pumping!