Well today was an interesting day. Kind of a nice way to compare my fitness to some others who have been taking the X-Training class at studio 831. With the holiday coming up, my trainer had substituted and for my workout, she gave me the same routine. I came out of this work out a little disappointed. I should have been able to do better.
The warmup was different than normal. lots and lots of jump rope.
|jump rope||10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100|
|double unders||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10|
then I continued with 2 rounds of the normal shoulder rotation, good mornings, and shoulder dislocates.
The strength portion of the workout was tougher than I expected. It was 5 rounds of the following.
- 10 dumbbell dead lifts with 40lbs dumbbells
- 15 box jumps
- 20 kettlebell swings with a 40lbs kettle bell.
- 200 meter run.
I got to the box jumps on the first round and knew that I was in trouble. Just no energy. My brain was screaming like captain Kirk “Gimmie all ya got!!!” with the obvious rhetorical response coming from my legs. All I could do was pace myself. I completed the 5 rounds in 25 minutes, while the regulars at the X training class completed it in under 22 minutes. I don’t know, I was pretty disappointed with that. We didn’t have time to complete the rest of the regime, the final portion of the training was supposed to be the following (I think)
- mountain climbers
- and one other exercise that I can’t remember.
I am sure I will be reminded next time in my next session. It’s clear that I need to step up my game a bit. At the beginning of the year I backed off on my exercise due to injuries, but I managed to keep up with my routine and worked around the issues. As part of that I had backed off to two days a week. That’s clearly not enough. With a reasonable diet, 2 days a week is good enough for “maintenance mode”, but it does make the workout intense because your level of fitness is lower. I need to figure out a way to get more time to work out. Anything to burn those calories.
happy 4th people!