So it has been a little while since I have had a post. I don’t want to overload you with a huge post so I will try to just hit things quickly and get back to speed.
Over the last week I had a huge week at school and focused mainly on that. On top of everything I had two friends come and stay with us for the weekend. It was my son’s birthday on Wednesday and from then on we had friends hanging out with us and family coming in for the big party. Finally at the end of everything I enter this week and had two tests, a paper and a presentation to do. Finished with everything I am finally taking a chance to breathe and relax.
In the midst of all the things we had going on, I was able to stay on track with my workout schedule, and so far I have at least maintained my weight. There are still a few days before my weigh in, but even with all the cake, bbq sandwiches and a few libations, I haven’t gained any weight.
Over the course of the last week I have had a chance to experiment a little bit. Last Friday I didn’t do my power yoga because of our visitors. However I did go to the gym and do a short HIIT workout.
For the first 15 minutes I simply turned on a timer and completed as many rounds as possible of 10- 1.5 pood kettlebell swings, 10 box jumps, and 10 dips. After complete a round of all three exercises I immediately jumped into the next round. With a few well placed breaks I was able to complete 8 rounds in 15 minutes. I then completed 4 minutes of 10 pound sledge hammer slams on a tire. I did this in 20 second periods with 10 seconds of rest. Following the same setup I completed a 4 minute period of tabata situps on a hyperextension bench.
Something else I have begun to experiment with is a myofascial roller routine and yoga before bed. I spend 9 minutes using a foam roller on my entire body. I start on my legs and work my way up. After using the roller I spend 12 minutes doing a series of yoga poses to stretch my legs and hips, and finish with a series for relaxing the back and preparing for sleep.
In the next two days I will post both these routines and pictures to make it much easier to follow.
Glad to be back!