Since I am focusing my workouts on body-weight type workouts, or calisthenics, I thought I might share with you what I am doing so you can follow along too if you want to. I am mostly doing YouTube videos. Did you know that YouTube is a treasure trove of FREE and FULL workouts?? It is true. Just do a search and tons will come up. It is absolutely perfect for days you can’t make it to the gym or you just need to mix things up.
Okay, onward with the week. I will go ahead and say that it was kind of anti-climatic. I got sick with a nasty cold that I think I caught from my wonderful sharing son and that really messed up my mojo and my plans.
Monday was my first day back after taking a whole week off from workouts. So, I figured I would do my “benchmark” workout which is the MURPH WOD. It is a Crossfit workout. I like to do it every couple of months or so to get a feel for how my training is going.
Here is the breakdown:
1 mile run
1 mile run
I did the pullups on the assisted pullup machine. I did as many pushups as I could on my toes and then proceeded to my knees. The squats were not regressed in anyway because they were air squats anyway. The runs were performed on the treadmill.
It was a TOUGH workout. I can see now how poorly I am doing in muscle endurance. And that is why I am focusing on that for a few weeks.
I do LOVE Zuzana. She was the leading personality of BodyRockTV for a long time and the parted ways to form her own company. She has tons of FREE workouts on YouTube and has recently started the ZGYM, a subscription-based fitness site.
Her workouts are short but very intense. I have never done a workout of hers without literally sweating on the floor. It is awesome and I highly recommend her. Most of her workouts require no equipment, just your body.
My nasty cold was starting to hit me pretty hard on Wednesday. I also was called into work. I worked my shift but ultimately left a little early. And then we came home for school and resting. Then my son had Awana in the evening. So, no workout this today. It was a good thing because I was rapidly getting worse and I was very sore from Monday and Tuesday.
I do believe Thursday was the height of feeling horrible for me. I never even left the house….not even to check the mailbox. But, I wanted to do something to help stretch and move my muscles. This is all I was able to do. I sniffled and sneezed my way through it. 😉
Friday is a bit better in the health department. I plan to go to the gym in the afternoon and either walk on the treadmill or the elliptical. I had grand plans for another awesome body-weight workout but I really don’t want to push it and make myself worse. I figure even a leisurely walk is better than nothing and gets me heading in the right direction.
Do you have any workouts you have done and loved? PLEASE SHARE!!!!