Making the idea of heading out for my usual run or bike ride very unappealing. I have gone out a few times, but I never make it very far in this heat. So I have been heading to my local air conditioned Goodlife and taking this opportunity to do more strength training.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am not big on Strength Training. I always say I am going to do it. But skimp on these workouts in favour of a run instead. So I am using the fact that running isn't all that pleasant right now, to up my strength training game.
I created this workout a couple weeks back and I spent the next 2 days limping around, so I decided it was effective enough to share. (*please note I am not a personal trainer, this is just a routine I made up on my own*)
I did 3 rounds:
10 x Squats
10 x Sumo Squats
10 x Plank Leg Lifts (each side)
10x Kettlebell Dead Lifts (I use a 20kg kettlebell)
10x Grasshopper Plank (each side)
10x Lunges (each side)
With 30-40 second rest in between rounds
I must admit I have been pretty lax about my training over the past few weeks. As I mentioned earlier this week I have just been feeling kind of run down. Thankfully my Staycation was just what I needed, and I feel ready to get back into a more regular training plan.
My goal for this week is head to the gym and complete this workout 3x. And then also squeeze in 1 run and 1 bike ride.
I am also looking for a really good upper body workout. If you have one you really like please let me know. I am hoping to alternate weeks - 1 weeks lower body, followed by 1 week upper body, and repeat!
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,