Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Guinea Pig Workout

Today I went for a workout with Jared, who recently began working as a personal trainer. He wanted to try out a workout he created for a client tomorrow and I was more than happy to be the guinea pig. The workout ran long, so I didn't do all of it, but the idea was that it simulated a triathlon. My warmup was as follows:

10x up and down a flight of stairs
20 jumping jacks, jumping jack squats, and twist mountain climbers
8x up and down a flight of stairs
18 jumping jacks, jumping jack squats, and twist mountain climbers
6x up and down a flight of stairs
16 jumping jacks, jumping jack squats, and twist mountain climbers


After that we began the swim portion, which was a series of core exercises, mostly focused on the plank. After that we did some pull-up and push-up exercises. The last thing was a ride on the bike, which alternated sprints at a really low resistance (1-4) and a steady pace at a massive resistance (20-25). While I was sprinting, I also had to do exercises with a 10lb weight in each hand. It was pretty tough.

The workout was great and lasted just about an hour. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to do the run, so I had to get my streak run in by running home from the gym. I was even wearing my backpack! By the way, I love my backpack because it's ginormous and has Tony the Tiger on the front.

Unfortunately, it's not long for this world because one of the straps is about to detach from the top. I'm toying with trying to fix it, though, because I love it. Anyway, here's my run home:

1 comment:

  1. This is an ideal method to activate abdominal muscles, which can otherwise be hard to stimualte using traditional abdominal exercise machines. You must keep in mind that this is not the only machine out there, and you always have several options as customer.

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