Weekly Workout April 22 – April 27

Before this year, I didn’t have a bike on campus and MAN! was I missing out! I bike at home a bit, nothing serious, just getting out and about and using it to save gas when I remember. In high school, my best friend and I would go on bike rides for hours and they were always the best – a great workout and even better conversation. I tried to mimic that feeling by taking spinning classes freshman and sophomore year, but it just wasn’t the same. Great workout? Sure, and my instructor was fabulous. But they just weren’t quite right. I missed the actual road.

There’s something about pedaling in the wee hours of the morning, there’s no traffic on the streets or the sidewalks, I can just go and cruise. And as a bonus, I get (waaaaaaaay) farther on my bike than if I’m just running so I’m looking at different scenery. This focuses my short attention span and alleviates my propensity to get bored. I’ve really enjoyed reincorporating them into my workouts.

Workouts for the week of April 22 – April 27

Monday: 1.5 mile run, 9 min. mile pace, medicine ball sets of arms, abs, and legs

Tuesday: Jumprope + TRX tabatas, 25 minutes + warm-up & cool down

Wednesday: 1 hour of yoga

Thursday: Tae Bo “Flex” DVD (yes, workout DVDs. They work!)

Friday: 30 minute bike, 20 minutes of yoga

Saturday: Kettlebell tabatas, 20 minutes + warm-up & cool down; 20 minutes of yoga after work

What about you? Do you bike? Spin? Avoid any sort of bicycle altogether? 

Comments

  1. I love workout dvds!! Some (most) days it is impossible for me to drag my bootie out of bed at 5 am for a Xfit class but I can usually muster enough courage to do a Jillian DVD at some point of the day!

    • Exactly! And they work too! If you put forth actual effort you’ll be sore the next day. Bob’s Bootcamp Workouts always kick my butt!

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