Combined Leg Day

Hey, all! I hope that you are all ready for the holidays! Do you have any big plans for New Years? I usually like to host some kind of a shin-dig (I really just enjoy making fancy drinks and NOT driving!), but this year I don’t really have any plans. This year I didn’t decide to host a party soon enough — people apparently make New Year’s plans in like November! I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do since I am leaving to visit my sister in Montana on the 3rd. I figured I would already be stressing to get all packed and ready for my flight by New Years, so I kept going back and forth about it.

So, what are your workout plans for the holiday week?? I keep telling myself that I am going to work out every day this week, but I am also trying to be realistic — I volunteered to cook Christmas dinner for my parents (They are leaving to visit my sister the day after Christmas, so it seemed more realistic!), so I am twice as far behind for the holidays as I thought I was three days ago. AHHH!!! I also still need to put together gifts for my staff…that’s probably what I should be doing right now instead of typing on my blog…Hopefully the team will understand!

Anyway, here is my work out from today! I ended up being a lot longer than I had originally planned. Something about the stress of the grocery store and the knowledge that I would probably miss at least ONE workout this week made me really want to push it hard tonight! I am planning on hitting the gym tomorrow after work before the Christmas festivities start, but Christmas day is still up in the air. I am hoping to get at least a 20-30 minute workout it — but I am also a realist — it will probably be a more cookie-focused day!

Here is the workout I completed today! I will also be adding a bonus (ok, make-up!) post for my workout on Friday. Saturday was a Yoga day (I used Melissa Bender’s 20-minute yoga routine), and I took a break on Sunday. I tend to get shin splints pretty easily, and after Wednesday’s boxing/lifting/running extravaganza, I was feeling pretty sensitive.

Cardio Intervals (0:50 work, 0:15 rest)

  1. Mat hops (hop over mat, back and forth)
  2. Unicycle (right)
  3. Jump Rope (or mock-jump rope)
  4. Unicycle (left)
  5. Burpees
  6. Plank w Leg Lifts
  7. Mat hops
  8. Suspended leg raises
  9. Burpees
  10. Leg Raise Hip Twist
  11. Jump Rope
  12. Temple Tap Abs
  13. Mat hops
  14. Starfish V-Up
  15. Burpees

 Strength Intervals (0:50 interval, 0:15 rest)

  1. Dumbbell Swing
  2. Bulgarian Split Squat (right)
  3. Dumbbell Swing
  4. Bulgarian Split Squat (left)
  5. Romanian Deadlift (Dumbells)
  6. Chair Twist
  7. Plank Crunches
  8. Single Leg Deadlift (right)
  9. Single Leg Deadlift (left)
  10. Side Plank Row (right)
  11. Side Plank Row (left)
  12. Reverse Plank heel taps
  13. Plie Jump Squats
  14. Supergirl Row (right) Advanced Plank w/ right arm row
  15. Supergirl Row (left) Advanced Plank w/ left arm row

Strength Training (Adapted from Fitness Barbie…she gives you her workouts and meal plan free this week!)

  • Dumbbell Squat Jumps
  • Dumbbell Step Ups w Kick Back
  • Dumbbell Curtsey Lunges
  • Dumbbell Pop Squats (Pop from narrow to Sumo Squat)
  • Plie Jump Squats
  • Dumbbell Deadlifts
  • Dumbbell Lunges
  • Dumbbell Good Mornings (1/2 deadlift w/ weight on shoulders)

 

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