I had planned to finish off my week of doing what I can by repeating what I did on Thursday: 30 minutes on the elliptical and a Rodney Yee program. But last night I read an article in the Washington Post about burpees and later found myself scraping the bottom of a pint of Ben & Jerry’s (I blame my daughter for leaving that behind when she went back to college), so I decided to do something a bit more intense.
(My ITB seems to be better, but I am holding off running until Monday to hedge my bets and increase my odds of a full recovery.)
Here’s what I came up with:
Cardio 1: 10 minute “E-Z Incline” program on treadmill @ 3.5 mph (gradually working up to level 8 incline)
Weights 1: Deadlifts + Rows (3 sets of 15 of each)
Cardio 2: 10 min “Random” program on elliptical @ 150 strides/min and level 6 resistance
Weights 2: Squats + Overhead Presses (3 sets of 15 of each)
Cardio 3: 15 min “Glutes” program on elliptical @ 150 strides/min and level 7 resistance
Weights 3: 20 Burpees, 20 Mountain Climbers, 20 Jump Squats
(water break to refill my water bottle and get my heart rate down!)
Cardio 4: 15 min “X-Training” program on elliptical (forward/reverse intervals) @ 150 strides/min, with level 6 resistance for forward segments and level 7 for reverse segments
Weights 4: 20 Burpees, 20 Mountain Climbers, 20 Jump Squats, 20 Jumping Jacks
Cardio 5: 10 minute “E-Z Incline” program on treadmill (same as above)
It was a fun way to get in 60 minutes of cardio without getting bored and a reminder that I love plyometric exercises even though (or maybe because?) they kick my ass!
As Josie posted on Facebook yesterday, I feel like I’ve “re-installed my mojo and re-booted my awesomesauce.” 8)