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a week off …

29 Dec

last monday was the last time i taught a class – how weird! back at it tomorrow – Beginner Bootcamp & Tabata

Beginner Bootcamp:

warm up — jog, lunges, etc @5min

50/10

  • jacks
  • push ups
  • mt climbers
  • lunges
  • plank

rest

  • jump rope
  • curls
  • jump rope 1 leg
  • squats
  • side planks

rest

  • high knees
  • triceps
  • butt kicks
  • turbo lunges
  • rev plank leg lifts

rest

WAR song (?) –> I’m previewing 2 songs Wed so I thought I’d get in a little practice during class. It’s a kickboxing class all choreographed like Group Power. The good part of this is that it’s pre-planned. The bad part is that choreography does NOT come easily to me so it takes me forever to learn a new routine. Currently learning both WAR #5 and Jan ’14 Group Power. ack.

abs — possibly the WAR track as well.

stretch

I’m TOTALLY over growing out my hair. Going to call my girl tomorrow and hopefully get a cut this week. YES!

tabata: — chair, heavy db, mb

  1. jog / forward lunges / jog / side lunges
  2. db swings
  3. slow plank jacks push up/fast plank jacks
  4.  wall balls
  5. step up to OH press (chair) –> step up R, OH press L then switch next round
  6. knee tucks on chair / side plank hip lifts on chair
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Bootcamp Tuesday

17 Dec

  • warm up: 30 sec ea: jog in place, high knees, lateral hops, butt kicks, jacks, x2 + stretch
  1. round 1 (45/15): holding db, tiny jump squat / prone on step, db between feet, hamstring curl –> 3x through
  2. round 2: 7 min AMRAP –> 20 lunges — db seal jacks — burpees — jump rope — rev lunge w/ pull — forward/back X squat — burpees  –> when time is up 1 min wall sit
  3. round 3: 10 box jumps – 10 db swings x3 + 45 sec ea
  4. round 4: 10 seconds of each, 4x: mt climbers, burpees, push ups, star jacks
  5. round 5: snatch (5 each arm) – 10 db pass through lunge
  6. round 6: repeat round 4

Finish: Isometric HELL –> 30 sec ea

  • plank – starfish – plank – starfish – table top or rev plank – prisoner squat hold – crescent lunge R/L – wall sit lat hold – lunge bicep hold – plank L arm to side/R – elbow side plank hip dips R/ – v sit – elbow L – plank – hover – swimmers – end with 2 min wall sit lat hold

shake it out– one final repeat of round 4 (?)

class tomorrow (wed) will likely be shorter – anyone got a good 45 min bootcamp type workout? i don’t want to cut the work part but there’s an overlap with the instructor of the next class — so i need some good 45 min that feel like an hour (or you’re glad it’s not) workouts! 🙂

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Beginner Bootcamp & Tabata

8 Dec

Funny story: guy has been coming to class for months. he asked last week or so if there were other morning classes [because there isn’t a HUGE schedule posted outside on the wall . . . ] so i directed him to the am bootcamp classes on T/R. he loved the class – fabulous BUT [i cannot even tell you how much this annoys me] he told a mutual friend that the T/R class he went to was SO MUCH HARDER and he never gets a workout like that in my class.

can we talk about something: what does BEGINNER bootcamp mean to you? to me, it means, “geared towards those just starting out or returning to exercise after an extended absence.” Therefore, all workouts are designed with that in mind. While there are participants who have been taking the class for a while, most fall into the definition above. I keep the instruction low impact while offering ways to modify up or down — my thought is that dude is not working as hard as he could be, for one thing, and also does not realize he’s in a beginner class.

anyway, it’s annoying.

But on to the workout:

monday:

warm up (blow me)

  • circuit 1 (whistle): push ups x12 – wall sits w/ bicep curls x12 – stability ball crunch x15
  • circuit 2 (gangnam style): db row x 15 – lunge w/ lat raise x10 – supermans x15
  • circuit 3 (good time): push ups x15 – squats x12 – plank x30s
  • circuit 4 (one more night): chest press on ball x10 – wedding move x12 – oblique crunch on ball x10
  • circuit 5 (as long as you love me): dips x10 – dead lifts x10 – criss cross x20
  • repeat circuit 1 (without you) & circuit 3 (idealistic) –>depending on time?

cool down/stretch  (hello)

Playlist: Screen shot 2013-12-08 at 4.17.45 PM

tabata: equipment needed: mat and step

  1. curtsey lunges to sumo squat R/L
  2. suicide plank with plank jack
  3. abs: toe touch / reach through
  4. plank jack burpees / plank pendulum
  5. pendulum lunge up and over step
  6. squat jumps / pop squats with hand tap to floor
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Wednesday – my new fav site for workouts

3 Dec

After Monday’s burpee fest, I promised class that there would be no more burpees this week. LOL.

Y’all ever heard of GPP fitness? It’s pretty awesome — crossfit type workouts. did one sat and it was AWESOME! Going to adapt one for bootcamp tomorrow!

EMOM = every minute on the minute

basic warm up (jacks – squats – lunges – t push, etc)

Circuit 1:

  • 10 HEAVY db thrusters EMOM during this circuit — whatever we’re doing, every minute on the minute, stop and do 10 thrusters
  • 3 min prisoner squats with holds
  • 3 min plate switches
  • 1 min rest

Circuit 2: Shoulders – 2 rounds — on my count:

  •            20 front raises 15/20#
  •            20 upright row 15/20#
  •            20 OH press 15/20#

Circuit 3: Triceps – 2 rounds

  •             10 tricep push-ups
  •             20 skull crushers 15/20#
  •             20 OH tricep extension 15/20

Circuit 4: Abs  – 2 rounds

  •             20 situps
  •             20 R side ups — side plank hip ups
  •             20 L side ups
  •             20 Superman back ext’s

Circuit 5: Legs  -2 rounds

  •             20 BTB squats  — hold squat at bottom, below parallel, up on my count
  •             20 jump lunges
  •             20 alt single leg deadlift 15/20#

Finisher: repeat circuit 1 

Abs:

  • 20 v-ups
  • 20 side plank hip dips R
  • 20 side plank hip dips L
  • 20 superman back ext
  • 20 tap down crunches — bent knee toe taps + crunch
  • 20 sec bridges

Tuesday legs day

2 Dec

Bootcamp Tuesday will be a legs day. I’m thinking cardio Wed and upper body (biceps/triceps? shoulders/back?) Thurs

So — here’s the plan:

warm up: 30 sec or so each move x2

  • jacks – power jacks – squats- jump squats – alt lunges – plyo step ups

Circuit 1: 5 min

  • steps will be set up across the room in increasing height — no risers, 1 riser, 2 risers, 3 – 4 – 5 i think that might be all and then back down so 10 steps total. we’ll all start at one end and box jump across the room, slow lunge back. Drill continues for 5 min

Circuit 2: 5 min or as long as it takes to do 30 sec per step

  • everyone gets a step (if more than 10 ppl we’ll just have that many steps out) — 30 sec plyo step ups start with R leg/30 sec squats/repeat L leg — move a step and repeat — Drill continues for 5 min –> we’ll change it up, sometimes plyo step ups, sometimes box jumps, some squat to box jump, oh and my fav sit to squat jump along with split squats, etc

Circuit 3: upper body circuit –> with db – bicep curls 3 min vary

Abs: sit on step — knee in and outs 1 min

Circuit 4: repeater knees — go through each step so another 5 min

Circuit 5: upper body — triceps

Abs: plank for 1 min – side planks 30 sec/side

Circuit 6: 5 min –> jacks on floor – jacks on step 1 min switch lead leg after 30 sec. go through each step

Circuit 7: upper body — lat raises with band and flyes (cross band in front and pull back)

Abs: sit on step — russian twists

Circuit 8:

  • w/ medium db: 30 sec lunge R — 30 sec lunge L — 10 jump squats — repeat
  •  w/ plate — 30 sec wall sit — 30 sec squat to box jump — 10x jump lunges — repeat
  • 30 sec stomp R — 30 sec stomp L — 30 sec plate switches — repeat

***If there is still time ***

In groups of 3: (running group is timer)

plank                                      dolphin plank                                   squat hold

squats                                    alt warrior 3                                       turbo lunge

run out and back 2x          high knees out and back 2x            bear crawl out/crab walk back

abs and stretch and done!

Workouts this week and stuff

1 Dec

December y’all. 

Monday: Teach Beginner Bootcamp & Tabata

Tuesday: Teach Bootcamp

Wednesday: Teach Pilates & Bootcamp

Thursday: Teach Bootcamp

Friday: Probably off, maybe yoga

Sat: 1/2 Marathon that I have not trained for. It’s on the lower elevations of a trail but still. 13.1 is a long way. oops. Well, my time from last year is like 3 hours so I’m pretty sure I can at least beat that LOL.

Plan for Beginner Bootcamp:

basic warm up @3 min

  • 1 min plank feet on either med ball or stability ball
  • 10 push ups – alt arm mb or regular

repeat 4x

  • 8-12x stability ball one arm oh press
  • 15-20x chest flyes on the ball

repeat 4x

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Tabata

A lot of Beg Bc folks stay for Tabata so even though the workout is stepped up, all exercises can be modified. To modify this workout, switch burpees for another cardio move, e.g., jacks – mt climbers – jog in place, high knees, march in place, butt kicks, etc. Push ups can be done standing, chest press can be done without the bridge (and with lighter weight), squats can be a small movement, etc. You get the idea –

  1. burpees / v ups
  2. burpees with push up (advanced: jump down with ball, push up on floor, jump up with ball) / med ball push ups
  3. burpees flying squirrel (jump feet and hands off floor at same time) / bridge chest press 25#
  4. burpees with star jump /prisoner squats (advanced: below parallel)
  5. burpees lateral hop/ DB swing 25#
  6. planks/hovers at 10 sec rest

Countdown to Tuesday

12 Nov

Tuesday is a bootcamp day — I think I was going to do a long run tomorrow but #1 I’m exhausted (I know, it’s only Monday. Maybe it’s the time change but seriously by the time Harper is in bed, I’m ready to be in bed but unfort. that’s usually when my day starts. blah.) and it’s supposed to snow. Screen shot 2013-11-11 at 7.58.42 PM

don’t get me wrong — i love love love love love love love snow but harper had a cough all last week and i mainlined airborne and i have no desire to undo all that placebo work with a run in the snow. my body isn’t acclimated. evidently to anything. time changes, weather.

tomorrow afternoon is a bootcamp class – here’s what i’m thinking: countdowns + tabatas

warm up — jog, jacks, squats, etc

combo countdown 1 — 10 reps a. then 10 reps b., repeat with 9-9, 8-8, etc to 1

a. narrow squats + V raise

b. oblique lifts –> lie on one side, db between feet and lift upper and lower body

tabata jump rope (variations)

combo countdown 2

a. plie squats + oh tri
b. spider planks

tabata jacks (variations)

combo 3

a. calf raise + front/side raise

b. russian twists with db

tabata fast feet — mt climbers – jump lunges – jump squats

combo 4

a. plank butt-ups

b. bicep curls

tabata — up and overs & lateral burpees

 supersets:

db rows & decline db chest press – 15 reps of 3 alt sets –> use same weight for both

criss cross abs & roll ups – 8 reps of 3 alt sets –> use small balls

— Rest —

8 crunches + 8 crunch pulses x2

10 bent knee toe taps + 10 sec hollow man x2

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still awake? yea, me too.

9 Oct

got my first every filling today. i’d like it to be the last one. not only do i have {imagine that} the worst dental insurance known to man, it was not even a little bit fun. but you know what is fun? bootcamp! pilates in the am and bootcamp in the afternoon. a little bit of philosophy in the middle.

yea. anyway, here’s the plan:

warm up: the usual. jacks, squats, ropes, etc.

circuit 1: 10 push ups

regular, slow

feet up the wall 6”

feet way up the wall

repeat 2x

circuit 2: 2x: 90/15 {light db}, 60/15 sec {heavy db}

pull downs

superman rows

bridge press

upright row

overhead tricep extension

db thrusters

circuit 3: running outside 15 min

15 prisoner squats

15 high knees L+R=1

15 Burpees

1/8 Run mile — start at 7th, run to locust; locust to anderson; anderson to locust; locust to Y — repeat.

Repeat as many times as you can do it in 15 minutes

circuit 4: super!

supermans with 2.5lbs — arms in V 30 sec then pulse 20x

rest 15 sec

superman arms to side 30 sec/pulse 20x

rest 15 sec

superman arms back 30 sec/pusle 20x

hopping inchworm across floor

walking (creeping?) spider push up back

finisher: 5 min

10 wall ups; 10 bear crawl push ups

 

 

 

 

Exploding Pyrex

8 Oct

Turns out that if you leave the stove eye on and an empty pyrex dish on said eye, pyrex dish will explode. way to go science. Totally exciting to humans and puppies alike. Anywho,totally love this weather – it’s not even 70 degrees. Makes me want to run! Alas, there’s bootcamp to do — just kidding, I love bootcamp.

My arms are a tiny bit sore today —  so legs! And some arms

sweet Jesus what is wrong with her arms?!

warm up: jacks, squats, inchworms, rope x2

circuit 1: 50/10, 40/10, 30/10 — increase DB each round

OH squats

box jump squats – holding plate

OH walking lunges

db burpees

wall sits with plate

circuit 2: 40 sec x3 no rest between rounds

skaters

curtsey lunges r

skaters

curtsey lunges l

circuit 3: run to ash street 

Partner 1 runs to top, 20 squats; other stays in squat hold

switch

20 squat jumps + run/plank hold — partner 2 will do run first this round

switch

everybody runs up to top of melrose/ 5 tuck jumps circle around short cut and do melrose again

run back to Y

Finisher:

10 wall ups – bear crawl 10 push ups x5 [if time]

plank/push up circle — one person starts, does 10 push ups and move to right till everyone goes. you can go to your knees only during push ups. if your knees hit the floor any other time, you’re out and have to do burpees till we’re all finished.

Hi.

29 Sep

beginner bc and tabata

I was a total blog slacker last week. I don’t know why. Anyway, here I am now. With workouts! Here’s my schedule this week:

Monday: teaching Beginner Bootcamp, Tabata [then immediately running to the dr office, prepping for classes – teaching at the college from 4-10. ugh.]

Tues: am long run (@2 hours), teaching Bootcamp

Wed: max interval run, teaching Pilates & Bootcamp [teaching at the college this day too but only 4-5:30]

Thurs: teaching Bootcamp, easy 15 min jog

Fri: teaching Pilates, 30 min tempo run

Sat: am run? maybe a kettlebell workout at the gym?

Sun: off

I prepped some food this am: black beans, quinoa, potato soup. we also have veggie sloppy joe leftovers [i made enough for all of you]. i also made pancakes and dog food. not sure what got into me.