Day 335: The day mountain climbers were deemed a rest…
Mountain climbers are not a rest!
I’ll come to why they were a “rest” in a minute…
In case you hadn’t guessed Thursday was PT day 🙂
After traditional amt warm up plus mobility flailing, I did a warm up set of:
Squats, mountain climbers, press ups, lunges, spider plank knee to arm pit thingies, Plank step foot to outside of hand thingies.
Yes, I know I should learn the technical names of some of those things..
Following this I had to balance and lift stuff at the same time…
I did 10 per arm 1 armed chest press on a swiss ball (8kg)
10 per arm single armed bent over row (12kg)
waiters walk across the gym and back, 10kg per arm.
8 x 25 kg clean and press with the bar.
Next cam the deadlifts 😀 I love deadlifts!! 😀
I did 3 @ 60 kg, 3 @ 70 kg and 3 @ 75 kg 😀 they are just awesome everyone should do them!
After the awesome, can the bit where mountain climbers were put in as a rest :-S
It was HIIT with 20s work 10s rest, and the exercises in theory were supposed to be really high impact interspersed with lower impact for a “rest” and they went like this:
1) squat tuck jumps
2) mountain climbers
3) 360 split squats
4) spider knee to armpit thingies
6) press ups…
apparently numbers 2, 4 and 6 were designed to bring my heart rate down…
mountain climbers are not a rest!
andway…I went through the HIIT cycle twice then moved on to some boxing 🙂
we did the same sort of boxing as last week, it was still the same punch defence combos as normal but Matt had boxing gloves on instead of focus pads, which made the whole thing quicker and more realistic, especially in terms of the defence parts!
This is lots of fun, it is harder work than it was with the focus pads but very much fun! Especially after Matt stopped looking worried about throwing the punches I have to defend against…I pointed out it is very easy to defend against something that you know is coming because the other person looks really worried just before the move!
LAst, but by no means least, we did some gymnastics type strength and agility work…
TRX narrow chest press
Crow hold (which I managed for 1s)
180º Jumps from squat
360º Jumps from squat (I actually only managed 270º but I tried)
Dive bomber press ups
180º Jumps from a bosu to the floor
Narrow bosu press ups
then, after all this, because I had been telling Matt about the plank things we were doing in my core training course, I had to
prove demonstrate that I could do plank first with my hands on a med ball and my feet on the floor, then with my hands on a med ball and my feet on a bosu…I should really learn to keep my mouth shut!
THat was all before work…
after work of course, I had to do squats!
160 standard squats
140 plie squats
and with that, day 335 complete 🙂