Workout Challenge and Weekly Round-Up
Happy Monday all! Well…not if you’re a Broncos fan. That game was painful to watch. Anyways, onto the good stuff. Another week has gone by (happy February!), and we are hungry for more workouts! First, let’s see how we did last week. You can see in this post, what our plan was for this past week. May not actually match up completely, but maybe we didn’t do so badly.
- Monday: Rest day (stress and rescue scuba class)
- Tuesday: Rest day (stress and rescue scuba class)
- Wednesday: hour long lower body strength workout, hour long lower body circuits focusing on box jumps and jump rope
- Thursday: filmed two hours of swimming instructional videos, arm strength workout using circle grips to increase forearm strength
- Friday: 75-90 minute shoulder strength workout focusing on pre-exhaustion and the shoulder support system (hurt right shoulder, somehow, and couldn’t lift arm rest of day!)
- Saturday: Was Hangry & Fat (lots of video games, pizza, soda, and cookies)
- Sunday: 60 minute chest and triceps strength workout
- Monday: Legs and Elliptical
- Tuesday: Arms/Shoulders (at home) and long walk
- Wednesday: Core (at home) and elliptical
- Thursday: 1 mile run
- Friday: Chest/Back and 20 min elliptical
- Saturday: Rest day (being Hangry and Fat, lots of pizza and video games)
- Sunday: 2.75mi walk
So maybe we didn’t hit our mark exactly on the dot, but we didn’t fare too poorly either. I’ll let Chris write his workout plan for the week, but I’m going to be doing something a little different this week. This is the Workout Challenge. My friend, Jamie (you can see pics of her in this post), sent me this link of various workouts in “Superhero” formats. At my job, I’ve been creating a Superhero workout program, so it definitely interested me. Before I can critique or properly review it, I must try it. It’s 8 workouts so I’ll be doing it Monday to Monday. It slightly screws up my own workout split, but I’m okay with it because I’m still going to add separate cardio and do certain exercises (like squats, bench press, and pull-ups) when I would have anyways. I’m excited to tell you guys all about it at the end! Do it with me!
Hungry here…Last week didn’t work out so well because of a nagging cold, with lots of congestion, some shoulder issues, and being attacked by a dog, so I won’t set the bar so high this week. Maybe I’ll just try to get better, get rid of my cold, rest my shoulder and knee, etc.
- Monday – Back and biceps workout, using circle grips to activate forearms more in every exercise
- Tuesday – Isolated core workout focusing on all the abdominals, lower back, and hips.
- Wednesday – Recovery day, easy swim, hot tub, sauna, eat a lot
- Thursday – Shoulders and arms, working on strengthening those shoulder as always
- Friday – Lower body, lots of hamstring work and pickup basketball, if the knee is feeling better
- Saturday – Chest and core, lots of planks and pushups
- Sunday – Back attack!!!
- Monday: the “Flash” workout, heavy squats, and elliptical
- Tuesday: the “Jedi” workout and run
- Wednesday: the “Batman” workout, pull-ups and swim
- Thursday: the “Thor” workout, bench press, and run/elliptical
- Friday: the “Spiderman” workout and swim
- Saturday: the “Stormtrooper” workout
- Sunday: the “Arrow” workout and elliptical
So that’s the plan for us, I’m betting we will stick to it pretty well. Mine is perfectly prescribed which makes it easy to stick to and Chris’ week isn’t as crazy as last week. Remember that making a workout schedule for the week really helps keep you on track. Is anyone with me to try the week of these “themed” workouts? It’ll be fun! Make a workout schedule to stay hungry and fit!
- Question of the Week: Do you ever do themed workouts?