Apparently it is only me that gets to do (is persuaded to do?) the crazy gymnastics strength exercises in their PT sessions…
Apparently I am the only one who agrees to them…
I think that is pretty awesome 😀 I would far rather do something that is hard work but interesting and fun than hard work and dull…or not easy and dull…
In case that introduction didn’t give you a clue, I had PT yesterday morning! I heartily approve of PT on a Tuesday, it makes Tuesdays into a much better day 🙂
After a warm up on the AMT (which stands for adaptive motion trainer by the way) we attacked the trx and started off with a version of mountain climbers where you put one foot in the trx band and the other one on the floor, and hold yourself in plank position, then you move the foot that is not in the trx towards you as you would in a normal mountain climber. So you basically end up supporting your self on your hands and one trx strap with your foot. All this without falling over!
After this, I did the same exercise, but instead of moving my foot forwards towards me, I had to move it forward and sideways towards the foot in the trx band. again without falling down..
Following this, was a way to make trx pikes even harder…just in case they were not already hard! I had to straddle my legs outwards as I came up into the pike…
Then one leg squats followed by a forward leany thing combo (still with the trx)
Then Muscle ups followed by pull ups from squat, but from squat on my tiptoes so I cant use my legs too much.
A lot of this was warm up apparently…after which we adjourned to the dance studio where the bars were lurking. they really were lurking, hidden behind the stereo!
On these I did press ups, battle rams, mountain climbers, the tuck-y jumpy swing through thingy that I did last week ( I have just discovered from the magic of google that these are called parallette pass throughs) …which I did better this week (yeay 🙂 I got through in one jump and back in two 🙂 then things called reverse or possible inverted shoulder presses. for these, you hold the bar and stand close to it on tiptoes with your legs straight, then lower yourself down as far as possible and back up, without dropping yourself on your head! It is like a pike press up, but with your hands on bars so you can go down lower.
After all this, it was time for thai boxing, lots of punching and kicking combos with knees thrown in 🙂 lots of fun as always and exactly the sort of thing you want to do after a lot of shoulder strength exercises… Did that sound sarcastic…
ok… you know I loved it really and any complaining is mainly flannel!
The last thing we did was return to the gym for hand stands and head stands, well tripod headstands. these were much more successful than last time, I could actually balance this time! now I am working towards freestanding headstands!
Come to think of it we might have done head and handstands before we went into the dance studio…but that is not the point really… I did do them 😀
Then we were all done bar the stretching 😀 It was pretty awesome!
This was not the end for the day, doing all this before 8 am left me with the need to do something else before the end of the day.
Ok…I am not that crazy, I just went for a walk! I walked around the park, in the dark, for about 45 mins 🙂 it was enough to get my legs moving but not so much that I broke 🙂
And that was it for the day 🙂
Day 207 Complete 😀