Today’s abs WO & my previous identity as an Ashtangi

Talking about the old days Had a msg chat yesterday with an old Astanga buddy from NYC. Hearing about mutual friends and the inevitable injuries, pose striving torture and the somewhat desperate fear of “losing” poses, well, it doesn’t make me miss being in that world. We joked about that fall 2012 Miami workshop liberating me, as I was already in the new phase process … Continue reading Today’s abs WO & my previous identity as an Ashtangi

Mish-mash, moderate to light WO

Time 1hr, 7min. Very moderate WO but it felt good, like a mildly envigorating tun-up. Warm-up: 10/30×6=4min JR, easy jog Yoga: Suryas (w/ the 3lb weights on As 3-5) & fundamentals to first 3 poses of primary (27min) Summer Body Workout Part 2 HIIT Circuits This was the one circuit I didn’t get to the first time. I liked it! Might want to do longer … Continue reading Mish-mash, moderate to light WO

Quick HIIT & some back bending

Decided I wanted to do a heart chakra focused workout today, which for me means mostly focused on yoga back bending, interval style. Figured out it’d take me about 40 / 45min and I didn’t want to exercise for more than about an hour. Therefore, I wanted a 20min warm-up. 20 Minute Total Body HIIT Fat Burn Jesse is really funny, lol. Video is 30/50. … Continue reading Quick HIIT & some back bending

November Patron’s Choice Mass Building Bi’s and Tri’s

Yesterday was a rest day, and I have to admit my back was really stiff from the Astanga (which had felt fantastic) the day before. Like I went to sit up & bed & do my fwd bend, head to mattress stress I typically do before getting out of bed. Nope! And I just sort of rolled off the bed sideways. At least I’m finally off the … Continue reading November Patron’s Choice Mass Building Bi’s and Tri’s

Glorious Ashtanga yoga practice

I was surprised just how good that felt! My body loved it, and I took my (1hr 52min) sweet time. No warm-up either, but I’d been running the space heater in my little office before starting. It’s disappointingly cold for April, with a feels like 42 outside. I’m thinking I’ll have to get another space heater for kittening, even though I can’t afford anything. Exactly the same … Continue reading Glorious Ashtanga yoga practice

Michele’s latest WO in 3 parts

Time = 1hr, 34min. Warm-up: Did my own, the 10/30×6=4min easy jog. HIIT: 10/50×15=15min @8:03. Did this from the breakdown as one continuous set. 1. Clean & Press. 20s 2. (on blocks) Deadlift to Squat w/Bicep Curl. 35lb KB. Pop up to goblet hold for the squat. 3. Alternate Reverse Lunge w/ weight to Outside Front Knee. 45lb KB. To my surprise it was more work to hold the … Continue reading Michele’s latest WO in 3 parts

Yoga – Beginning of Astanga, back bending intervals & some finishing

So my shoulders got sore again, but not to quite the extent of the last time I practiced the 3min of right angle hold. I think my right delt is just a bit more sore, which is the opposite of last time, even though the hitting failure in the first interval again was still b/c of the left side. Maybe the right was compensating a … Continue reading Yoga – Beginning of Astanga, back bending intervals & some finishing

Oh for the Love of Circuits Workout 2

Yet another time I was “gonna do the yoga” and took a rest day instead b/c that was easier. And now I want something a little more active and muscular. My body feels pretty good today, even if my spirit languishes in its usual malaise. I am getting excited about kittens though. Time = 1hr 20min, no stretching after. Oh for the Love of Circuits Workout 2 … Continue reading Oh for the Love of Circuits Workout 2

Holly’s High Intensity Low-Impact Challenge, some jump rope & yoga

I’d previewed the first set of this last night & decided right away I’d do my own warm-up. I don’t know what it is, but as much as I hate jumping jacks, that’s how much I love an easy jog warm-up. My shoulders FINALLY feel fully recovered from last Thursday’s WO so naturally, I’m like, Yay! Let’s do it again! Not tomorrow though. It’s time for … Continue reading Holly’s High Intensity Low-Impact Challenge, some jump rope & yoga