Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What I Did: Kickboxing & Weights; Shoulders and Legs

I was determined to get one in today as I will be super busy with work and weddings from tomorrow til Friday. Here's what I did;

Warm up/Cardio portion of workout: I liked this workout a lot actually. It's only one round but I bet it'd be killer if you just played it again 2-3 more times! That'd be 30-40 min of kickin' and punchin' glory. Here is is
Workout: 2x12 of each (all cable machine) paired with a leg exercise
Chest fly & Seated Chest press with 30 seconds of sumo squat pulses
Front deltoid raise & Lateral Shoulder raise with 30 seconds of full squats
Rear deltoid flyes & Seated bicep curls with 30 seconds of alternating lunges
Laying flay bicep curls & Resisted crunches with 30 seconds of calf raises

Total Time: Video 11:20 + Weights 18 min = 29:20min (lets just say an even 30)
HR: at the end it was pretty low, 130-140 but I know earlier on it was probably in the 150's at least
Sweat'o'Metre: got pretty warm doing the video not super sweaty by the end though
Burn'o'Metre: felt it with those back to back shoulder exercises!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What I Did: Weights, Core & Cardio

I won't lie, I was in my pj's til 12 before I decided maybe it's time to do something productive...like a workout to get me going. It always works :)

Warm up:
1 min (rope-less) skipping
1 min jumping jacks
30 seconds high knees
20 dips on a chair
30 seconds butt kickers
25 squats

Workout: 2 sets of each pair + core/cardio move
2x15 reps of seated row and "lat pull downs" (I did a modified version on my hands and knees since I can lie on my belly any more) with 40 seconds of rope-less skipping
2x15 reps of over head pull with crunch and seated high row with 40 seconds of mountain climbers
2x20 squats with 10lb weight and 15 ea body weight calf raises with 40 seconds of climbing plank
2x15 ea alternating lunges and 20 sumo squats (first 10 with a 10lb weight ea set) with 20sec ea side bridge raises
2x15 skull crushers and tricep kick/pull backs with 40 seconds of lateral ski hops
2x15 surfer pulls with 30 seconds of squat jumps

Total Time: 42:40 including the warm up
HR: 160-170 throughout
Sweat'o'Metre: I got warm for sure, had a fan to prevent over heating definitely moistened my headband and...pits. heh...ya.
Burn'o'Metre: whole body tiredness by the end, had to push for sure on those squat jumps oh and the double tricep burn at the end gosh...
yay and our Christmas tree is up! Tis the season :) 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What I Did: Back to the Blender!

I haven't done a fitness blender workout in a while and because my husband wanted to workout I thought I'd spare him the pregnancy workout videos ;) Here's what we did
Warm up: In the video (also cool down)
Total Time:Just under 37 minutes
HR: 150-160
Sweat'o'Metre: got those bangs stuck to my forehead!
Burn'o'Metre: mountain climbers and my shoulders are not friends any more haha!
No photo...just out of laziness and well it looks like the last one just frizzier :P

Monday, November 11, 2013

What I Did: Tried a Pregnancy Workout Video ack!

I finally found a pregnancy workout video that didn't make you want to run screaming! Tiffany Rothe is my girl! She's apparently got a Pretty Positive Pregnancy series but I just tried this one today and did it twice. I tried out another longer video but could only take about 10 min of the less than mediocre workout and more than excessive amounts of cheese so I switched back to Tiff for a 2nd round. I am going to check out her other videos another day!
Warm up: all in the video
Total Time: 24 min (I did it twice) not counting the other 10 min of crappy video I tried out, it was more of a sad warm up.
HR: 150 after Tiff's video! Not super high but check out the next category
Sweat'o'Metre: I've got a couple, no a few drops dripping down my face right now! I am surprised.
Burn'o'Metre: I am weird but just holding my arms out made my shoulders burn. And I've got a significant amount of muscle there too. Anyhow she really focuses on the butt. I love her.
I would give 2 thumbs up but I had to hold the camera!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What I Did: HIIT Full Body Circuit (indoor or outdoor)

I'm tired. Here's what I did. It was good.

Warm up: 3 min of 
Jog on the spot
Front kicks with a pull down
Lateral Steps with pull back
Jumping Jacks

Workout: Got this on pinterest...made some mods for inside though
I did this as is (minus the sprints at the end) for the first round then for the last 2 rounds I did it with high knees jogging on the spot instead of burpees. I used bands for all the "equipment" required and for the renegade rows I just did a deep squat and did a regular row with the bands around a pole.

Total Time: 3 min warm up with 28 min workout = just over half an hour (please stretch after too though, not included)
HR: pretty much 160 the whole time
Sweat'o'Metre: due to being blown out by the flash you can't see the sweat but it was dripping off my bangs on my face all through the last 2 rounds
Burn'o'Metre: all the back to back same muscle groupings were great for a good burn!

my biceps aren't much to look at but I like them, this one was
a good shoulder burn too!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What I Did: A Little Out a Little In

Today was one of those fall-almost-winter days at least by the calendar but was so sunny and not bitter windy cold I just had to get outside for some vitamin D! So I went for an hour walk this morning (which everyone prescribes for preggos so it couldn't hurt!) and got my heart rate up near the 140's enjoying the fresh air. Then I did this workout this afternoon;

Warm up (included in video)
Workout: Pretty low impact, cardio and muscle endurance
Total Time: 23:29min but I did the stretches at the end twice so it took me to about 26:30
HR: pretty low at 140 or so, not much of a "cardio" workout near the end should have taken it at the half way point!
Sweat'o'Metre: meh, a little moist
Burn'o'Metre: if there's anything I can say for Fitness Blender they sure know how to inflict a good burn! Those lunge pulses were killin me!
I'm a little confused...couldn't figure out if I loved the burn
or hated it. ;)

Monday, November 4, 2013

What I Did: Back to Body Weight

Well there sure has been a lull in my postings here. I've only been managing about 3 workouts a week for the past month or two but I am satisfied with that as there are all sorts of new developings in this body of mine. That said here's what I did with my husband today;

Warm up: 1ce around a jr. soccer field, 25 jumping jacks, 30 seconds high knees, 30 seconds butt kickers, 20 squats

Band sprints (my husband did with the band, I just did regular sprints) the length of the field about 8 times (however we ended up doing 16 since we each had a turn).
Then 3x of the following;
20 push ups
30 second plank
20 squats
30 walking lunges
Cool down: jog home (about 1-2 min) with stretches

Total Time: 33 min
HR: 170
Sweat'o'Metre: it's too cold for sweating! Even after I got inside I wasn't super sweaty
Burn'o'Metre: my jog home was like molasses and the lunges required some pushing, speaking of pushing those push ups are getting harder (but I don't mind since I've got more to push up these days ;)