and so begins a new routine at the gym.
After starting to train at a new gym, I have to say that I really like it. It’s the small atmosphere that you get in this studio over the hustle and busy nature of the franchise gyms. It’s a much easier way to work out, I am more relaxed, it’s easier to concentrate on the exercise. I enjoy it, and it looks like my trainer is enjoying herself more.
This is a tremendous opportunity to learn new skills and to re-enforce the routines I have already learned. It’s good fun, albeit O’dark early at 7am. My energy levels are totally different. I am exercising before breakfast now, so I am hungry by the time I get home. My energy levels while working out are a bit lower, but appear to be more consistent as I work through my daily routine.
- warm up – 500 meter row
- stretch – Frankenstein’s, butt kicks, bear crawl, inch worm, flex the hips, shoulders, and back.
- jump rope intervals 1 min on, 20 second rest for 10 rounds
- leg raises – supporting yourself with your arms, lift your legs in a V, keeping your back straight and no swinging.
- side crunch – supporting yourself with your arms, keeping your heels together, swing your legs to one side and then to another in a half crunch position. These were really hard, but it was the first time doing something like this.
- WOD – this was a hard one. How many round could I make in 15 minutes?
- 21 ring pull ups
- 10 kettle bell burpies with a 35 lb weight
- 10 step ups with a 60 lb weight on a bar bell. 5 reps each leg.
- 100 meter row.
I think I made 4 rounds before running out of time. That was really hard. But I like that kind of feeling you get when your finished. You know you have done something good. Overall, as I keep working out, my recovery times are getting shorter while the effort needed to complete a workout pretty much stays the same. I attribute that to a good trainer, something I am lucky to have.