Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Spartan Day 7

Oh my god today was insane. I`m so used to outdoor workouts that are mostly cardio but it was raining so today was an indoor workout. There were a grand total of 5 people; the instructor, 2 members, my sister and myself. We did a strenuous cardio warmup, then onto the real workout. 60 rope lift things (sound easy, very much not), then 5 burpee pull-ups (never thought I`d say this but they were the easiest of the exercises), bear crawl pushing a medicine ball (15kg) forwards and backwards across the gym, 10 full body jumps across the gym, 10 powerwheel pushouts. And repeat for a half hour. All upper body and very tiring workout. I shall be very sore and tired later. Onwards and upwards, gotta keep up that upper body strength for the races.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Spartan Day 6

And once again, we trained at the stairs. After all this stair training, the hills will be a breeze. We did a warmup jog, which I did have to stop a few times during. My lungs are being annoying when it comes to running but I'm fine as long as I take breaks. We did our warm up exercises and jog, then the main set involved many stairs, and once or twice doing the stairs while carrying a 25kg bag of sand. I did about 4-5 trips on the stairs with the sandbag, 3 rope climbs, and two jogs around a park. Great workout but my ankle got a rope burn. We then spent the day with family for mother's day. Happy Mother's Day to all!

More workouts

I've managed to keep up with workouts this week! I didn't "workout" on thursday but I walked a ton which I counted as a workout for the day. Friday I eventually convinced myself to do a workout and decided on Jillian Michaels Yoga Inferno. Oh my gosh, that workout is no joke. I had a bit of trouble following since I don't know the yoga terms and it was fast paced, also yoga is hard. I got through it though and was exhausted. Today a few of us went for a short run then did some exercises in a park where we did some sprints, walking lunges, squats, pushups, etc. And I had a very happy moment: I was a swimmer with a lot of upper body strength for years when I was younger and would easily pull myself upside down on the rings. I haven't been able to do that for awhile now but today I managed it! It seems like such a small thing but it made me so happy. We also sang Mulan songs which was awesome. Back home we continued with some strength exercises and stretching. Overall, very productive workouts and a very fun day :)