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!!!
- Week OFF challenge! (rawfitnessbc.wordpress.com)