Meh. Workout was ruined by Apple, I think

Apple has been hacked. Beware those with .mac and iTunes accounts

Or rather their hacked system did. I’d had a support call scheduled for 10:15. The robo set-up arrived but the tech never did. Spent 20min on hold & then disconnected when I got thru on chat. Nearly an hour there & the tech admitted he couldn’t get into the system right now. I’ve found in these cases, like dealing with iPage and AT&T over last winter, that the all out blitz is the ONLY way you will ever get through to someone who will step in for a manual over ride. You tweet them. You get a DM going there. You call & set up tickets. Sometimes you blog. In both of those cases I had to file claims with the Better Business Bureau. Hopefully we won’t get to that point here. The main problem is that there is no way to delete your credit card information from .mac, and since their system isn’t secure I want to do that! (The clueless tech in India also recommended that.)

I knew I should’ve done the pure HIIT she just posted

I got a better burn with yesterday’s ashtanga. I’m not going to count this as a real workout. I’ll only take one full rest day this week and call it a ½ “rest”.

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Gah!!! It’d be ok if I’d only been at it 45min

Crazy Core Workout: Minimal equipment

Jump rope, 13″ bench, Resistance bands, 1, 10lb weight


Warmup: (10/30×6=4min) jump rope

**Spider knee vinyasa flow 5ea leg, alternating Downdog, glute raise, spider knee, catarunga, updog, divebomber return to downdog

  • SET 1: HIIT 30:10 2x 8min
    1. RL SL decline push-up kickunder and glute raise LL on bench, close to end
    2. Incline oblique mtn climbers Hands on bench. Knee toward opp elbow
    3. Plank double tuck box jump
    4. LL SL decline push-up kickunder and glute raise
    5. Incline wide mtn climbers Took the 1st incline move for a rest in all the planks but made this one harder.
    6. Animal flow kickthroughs Kick thru, half cartwheel from outer to outer foot, repeat.

    **Spider knee vinyasa flow 5ea leg @ 9:18 Video has 10ea leg in one chunk, here, after the first HIIT. I decided to split it up. Trying to do the divebomber back from the updog was REALLY hard 4 me! Even split.

    SET 2: True Tabata 8:40min
    1. Side plank dip leg lift and reach under, orange band High side plank, alt sides
    2. Decline toe taps pike jump burpee Feet on bench. Bring alt foot in & touch w/ opp arm. Jump down & pick. No push-up.

    **10 reps rollback push-up ninja tuck @ 22:14

    SET 3: HIIT 50:10 2x 8min @ 24:00
    1. RL Bulgarian clap under to SL push-up, knee to same side arm
    2. OH High knee toe taps
    3. LL Bulgarian clap under to SL push-up, knee to same side arm
    4. Bench knee tucks C-sit, butt near end of the bench. 3lb weight bet feet 2nd round I kept hands off bench. Extended arms straight OH on the down & pointing foward on the up / tuck.

    SET 4: Mini combo Evens Pyramid 10-2 reps

  • Julia does all pyramid moves on each move before moving on. I did 10s in all three moves, then 8s, then 6s etc.
  • I also added a single interval of 10/60 jump rope after ever round, except last one
  • However I messed up! I did the cross crunches in the pyramid & then accidentally did exercises 2-4 in set 5 in the pyramid. And I hadn’t been feeling much flow… maybe b/c I responded to a couple Apple messages about my messed-up account. Did 10 plank dips, 2=1 and then decided to call it a day.

    1. Cross crunches full rep count ea side, 5lb dumbbell 
    2. Plank Hip dips On elbows, full rep count per each side I rotated between, ie, left to right 20x for the 1st round. I like the stretch in my thoracic this gives!
    3. Pike glute raise to knee tuck and flip and reach Start w/ 10 glute raises on 1 side. Move to plank. Knee to nose & then pike glute raise. Flip to ½ Urdhva D, arm that’s not planted stretched out. Hold for 10 counts. Switch sides.

    SET 5: Reps: Ab circuit 3x: adapted from Whitney Simmons’s Instagram @ 46min:
    1. 10 side plank reach unders from elbow 10 ea side, holding 10lb weight, rotating slightly bent arm straight up to ceiling
    2. 10 ¾ sit up / leg extension, dumbbell handoffs 5lbs bet feet. 
    3. 10 leg raise toe touch 10lbs Holding weight w/ straight arms right up over chest.
    4. 10 resistance band in and outs band around feet, holding w/ hands. C-sit w/ bent legs to lowered back w/ straight legs.

NO EQUIPMENT Full Body Vacation Workout #7 by Kristin R & Yoga

I’d planned on doing this workout maybe Monday or Tuesday, depending on when the next rest day happens, but to my surprise I didn’t wake up feeling sore at all from yesterday. Also the relentless Portland heatwave finally ended, and it’s cloudy and cool today, the Pacific Northwest, gothic gloom expressed full force, at about four days, according to current predictions.

Also decided to do my 4min jump rope warm-up before the routine, since it starts with a banded set. Was happy to see it when I first read the breakdown though! I love using these bands.

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Warmup: (10/30×6=4min) jump rope

NO EQUIPMENT Full Body Vacation Workout #7 by Kristin R

SET 1: 20:10 3x (6 min) ppl band
1. Banded Lateral Walks
2. Burpee Plank Jacks (band on legs)
3. Banded Squat jump Alt Knee to Elbow Cross Crunch
4. Banded Double Mtn Climbers

SET 2: HIIT 50:10 each move 2x before going to the next (20 Min)
1. Lateral Tuck to Plank Thruster
2. Pistol Rollback to Front Kick /Roundhouse Loved this move! I can get back up on the pistol squat pretty much no prob both sides. Put fingers down 1x only on the weaker, left side.
3. Tricep Pushup plank tuck to Alt Shoulder Taps
4. Bunny Hops Fwd Squat + front kicks Bunny Hops back
5. Oblique V-ups to V-up
6. Switch Lunges 3x to Runners Lunge Toe Taps 3x
7. Pushup Alt T-Stand Leg Raise
8. Handstand to Kickthroughs
9. Around the World Abs This is the 1 move I’d change, for some oblique crunch I can feel better.
10. Dynamic SL Pike Pushups Would be good w/ ankle weights!

SET 3: 40:10 2x (5 min)
1. L Curtsy Pulse to Lateral Lunge Leg Lift
2. Alt Pendulum & Kickunder Pushups
3. R Curtsy Pulse to Lateral Lunge Leg Lift

SET 4: 30:10 2x (5:20 min)
1. Commando and flip Cross Toe Touch
2. Tricep Pushup + 2 hip dips
3. Squat Pulse to Failure then do 2 Groiners, repeat
4. Tricep Pushup Alt Supermans (opps arm and leg straight raise)

SET 5: No Rest Tabata Pair: (4 min)(Jugglers in 10 seconds) If I repeat this wo, I’ll do this as reg tabata & with my 5lb ankle weights, skipping the getting up & down to the floor every interval.
1. Supine Oblique Heel Reaches
2. Straight Leg Bicycles

Booty Banded HIIT: 30:10 x1 (4 min) ppl band
1. Right SL Bridge
2. Knee Trap RIGHT Donkey Kick
3. Squat Jumps
4. Left SL Bridge
5. Knee Trap LEFT Donkey Kick
6. In & out Squat Touchdown

Total time so far including warm-up & all breaks: 58:15

I skipped the yoga flow cool down in favor of my own, non-vinyasa yoga. 

Yoga

About 31min of my own, easy, restorative yoga. Well… not flattering but SO BORING (from the outside – felt good in the doing) no one is ever likely to watch it, lol.

 

5000 Seconds for 5000 Subs Workout: Cross Fit HIIT and Pyramids

As it turns out, yesterday’s “moving work” wasn’t all that strenuous, but since I hadn’t known exactly what to expect I took my rest, got other (art) stuff done & saved this beast for today. Decided not to preview any of it beyond looking at the list, resolving to try to at least get through the first two sections before pausing the video for notes.

This was so much fun! Didn’t drag at all.

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Crotch Heart in Sweat

5000 Seconds for 5000 Subs Workout: Cross Fit HIIT and Pyramids 

Adapted Zach Filer bodyweight challenge:
10 minute Amrap I kept right up here!
1. Roll back to 3 pulse Lunges 5/leg Both feet down on the ground to come up tho; no pistol-ing it up
2. Russian push-ups 10 reps Didn’t put elbows all the way down for left arm, but went from catarunga to lowered elbows & kept pace
3. Pike glute raise to full kickthroughs 6/leg
4. Plank tuck to Tuck jumps 10 reps

 Cross Fit moves HIIT set: 20:10 4x each move 10 minutes
1. Hang cleans 2, 20lb weights
2. SA snatch lat tuck jump 2, 20lb weights, doing lateral jump over mat
3. Handstand to pistol LOVE!
4. Split Lunge snatch to SL DL 2, 15lb weights
5. Roll back box jump burpee.

Strength HIIT pyramid 60:10/ 50:10/40:10 I took a break before the last interval, like J.
24 minutes
1. Squat alt step ups 2, 15lb weights
2. Decline spider knee burpee
3. Alt SL box squat + alt forward lunge 2, 10lb weights For the tender right knee.
4. FAST Inchworm out +push-up plank hop up + 180 tuck
5. Alt curtsy step downs 2, 20lb weights Going light on stepping up or down (right knee)
6. Plank tuck alt kick thru to crab toe touch
7. Body weight bulg to fwd lunge and switch LOVE! Body weight & balance moves are very yogic in flavor.
8. Decline push up clean and press 2, 20lb weights

 Cross Fit moves HIIT set: 20:10 4x each move 10 minutes
1. Hang cleans
2. SA snatch lat tuck jump
3. Handstand to pistol
4. Split Lunge snatch to SL DL
5. Roll back box jump burpee. So wet at this point that my upper back made squishy noises on my Manduka during the roll back.

Cardio and core tabata pair time pyramids:
18 minutes Getting tired here & took breaks after every 6min set. If u don’t preview it’s useful to know where ur equipment needs to be anyway.

1. OH high knee toe taps 6 and chair lunges 6 2, 10lb weights
2. Weight plate ab pass 5lb dumbbell This was plenty enough weight on the hip flexors!

1. 4 groiners 3 switch lunges
2. Side plank toe touch and reach under to rev plank leg lifts

1. Switch foot mtn climber and 2 Lunge hops
2. Sarvanga to halasana (and reverse curl or leg drop)! Happy to see (a variation of) this move again so soon. With my renewed interest in ashtanga these are poses I practice nearly every single day. No stretch in the hammies for me here tho b/c mine are really open.

Cross fit moves HIIT set: 20:10 4x each move 10 minutes (82 minutes total)
1. Hang cleans
2. SA snatch lat tuck jump
3. Handstand to pistol
4. Split Lunge snatch to SL DL
5. Roll back box jump burpee.

2 minute yoga vinyasa flow cool down
Down dog
Knee tuck to crescent Lunge
Vinyasa

1/3 HIIT & 2/3 Yoga

Recovery workout time! I’d have take a rest day if I didn’t already do that twice this week, so a little moderate activity & stretching instead. For this format I often like to take a mini Bender routine & add on. I adapted this set by adding on a single 10/30 jump rope interval before every #d rep based move.

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HIIT (& reps)

-10 reps ea move w/ the jump rope before = 19-min set. Normally I’d likely change the reps to 16, but this is just the warm-up for some easy stretching.

  1. Squat, Floor Tap 2, 20lb weights Coming all the way down to rest weights on floor & thighs on backs of calves
  2. Weighted Crunch Tap 10lbs Crunch up, holding weight up straight. Tap heels to floor.
  3. 1 Leg Squat (right) 2, 15lb weights Start kneeling w/ front foot in bet weights. Come to standing w/ back leg hovering.
  4. 1 Leg Squat (left)
  5. Weighted Temple Tap Abs 2=1 10lbs
  6. Curtsy Lunge Twist 2=1 2, 15lbs weights
  7. Romanian Deadlift w/ pulse @ bottom 2, 20lb weights
  8. Pull-ups 5 no assist & 10 w/ blue band Bent Over Row Why not right? I haven’t practiced them awhile & in this context it’s low pressure.
  9. Chest Press w/ pulse @ bottom  2, 20lb weights
  10. Hammer Curl and Tricep Squeeze 2, 15lb weights

Yoga

  • Suryas & fundamentals (w/ the hand standing in suryas
  • First 4 poses of primary, to ardha baddha pada paschimo (Added gomukhasana arms when I set back up from last pose, w/out moving leg in ½lotus, then jumped back)  About 30min to this point & then stopped for notes.
  • Then no-vinyasa twisting single intervals 10/30: ardha matseyen, marichy d, upavistha kona, parighasana, baddha kona A,
  • Virasana, supta vira, malasana, uttanasana, single intervals 10/60
  • Hanuman, Block A and B, Urdhva D (1min)
  • 1min sirsasana (w/ 10 breaths in all the parts past the first one), sarvangasana, then finishing to matseyanasa 10breaths

Full Body Shred for Summer 2: 60 minute HIIT & yoga

I was supposed to do this early yesterday morning, before heading downtown to work¹, but though I got up early enough I was unable to motivate. It all worked out. I was actually there 10-4, after which I went to see movie #2 of this Heatwave Movie Festival, The Big Sick.

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My burn count matches the “hellish” temperatures this week, lol

Full Body Shred for Summer 2: 60 minute HIIT

SET 1: 50:10
1. Squats 2, 20lb weights
2. Tuck jump burpees
3. Fwd lunges 2, 20lb weights
4. RL lat step ups + leg raise 2, 15lb weights
5. Rev lunges 2, 20lb weights
6. LL lat step ups + leg raise 2, 15lb weights
7. Step up down and switch 2, 15lb weights This got heinous by set 2.
8. SA alt presses 2, 20lb weights
9. Swings Slams 35lb kettlebell Replaced all slams w/ swings this set. Was intending to do that all the way thru but I couldn’t hack it today.
10. Chest press leg lift 2, 20lb weights
11. Squats
12. Tricep star jump burpees
13. Fwd lunges
14. R jab/cross/jab + 2 kicks
15. Rev lunges
16. L jab/cross/jab + 2 kicks
17. Step up down and switch
18. SSD Front raises 2, 10lb weights
19.Swings
20. Decline 3 way knee tucks

SET 2: 50:10
1. Squats This set I did butt to bench
2. Roll back burpee
3. Fwd lunges
4. R crab hold knee and toe touch
5. Rev lunges
6. L crab hold knee and toe touch
7. Step up and down and switch
8. Goblet squat curl and press 13lbs ea hand
9. Slams 20lbs Was gonna do all the slams as swings, but today 1) I’m hungover, 2) I’m really under rested and 3) It’s over 80 degrees in the room.
10. Leg drops + toe touch 15lbs
11. Squats
12. Yoga tricep buree
13. Fwd lunges
14. R later lunge knee up
15. Rev lunges
16. L lateral lunge knee up
17. Step up down and switch
18. Bicurl Arnold press 2, 15lb weights
19. Slams
20. Flutter kicks and scissors

SET 3: 50:10
1. Squats
2. Decline burpees
3. Fwd lunges
4. R Bulgarian to SL pushup
5. Rev lunges
6. L Bulgarian to sl pushup
7. Step up down and switch
8. Bent Lateral raise scarecrow to press
9. Slams
10. High knee toe taps and plank hops
11. Squats
12. SL burpee switch kick
13. Fwd lunges
14. R rocket step ups and touchdowns
15. Rev lunges
16. L rocket step ups and touchdowns
17. Step up down and switch
18. Dive bomber pushups
19. Slams
20. Russian twists 15lbs

Yoga

About 20min


¹I’ve been doing some cleaning at my friend’s shop, about every other week, since last fall. It’s been good to have 1) an easy driving destination to practice and 2) a solid reason to get the fuck off the hill. Lately I’ve had a little more to do since the business is moving.

Bicep and Tricep Burst by Christine Comeau & my own Yoga

Yep, right knee is sensitive. I’d already decided to do more of a split between working out & yoga, and with the situation the former has to be upper body. No problem! Went to J’s channel & did a search. Now I feel awesome, especially since I know I didn’t strain the tender area in any way.

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A workout that’s roughly split bet the fat burn & fitness zones always feels restorative to me.

Warm-up Stretch,15min: Normally I don’t start the timer if I do some warm-up stretching, which funny enough seems to only happen if I’m doing yoga. But since today is a “recovery workout”, I thought I’d do it. It’s not about the burn today.

  • (10/60) single, timed intervals
  1. Virasana, supta virasana, malasana, uttanasana
  2. Block A – upper back stretch 2, 5lb weights
  3. Block B – lower back / hip flexor
  4. Hanuman w/ strap, upavistha konasana, baddha konasana A, supta konasana

Bicep and Tricep Burst by Christine Comeau

Tricep Tempo Set (50:10:40:10:30:10)
1. Skull crushers + bridge holds 2, 10lb weights
50 second interval- 4 count down and up
40 second interval- 2 count down and up
30 second interval- 1 count down and up

No Rest Tricep Tabata Pair (20:10 x 8):4 minutes
1. Decline tricep push up (on weights)
2. Tricep kickbacks 2, 10lb weights
No rest move = decline tricep or plank hold

Tricep Burnout 2 min
1. Tricep makers- tricep push up (on weights) + SA tricep kickback in plank + kickback at the top

Bicep Drop Set (15 reps, 12 reps, 8 reps)
As the reps decrease, increase your weight
1. Bicep curl 2, 10lb weights / 13lbs ea hand / 2, 15lb weights

Bicep curl burnout (20:20:20:15 x 6)- based off workout by relentless jake
Go through all 3 moves- 6 times  2, 10lb weights
1. Right arm T- bicep curl + left arm ½ way hold
2. Left arm T-bicep curl + right arm ½ way hold
3. Both arms ½ way hold

Bicep burnout 2 minutes
1. Bicep makers- reverse grip push-up + bicep curl in plank + hammer curl at the top

Yoga

  • Surprisingly my arms felt fine for Suryas & fundamentals. Did the handstands in the As this time & held the last one 10 breaths
  • (10/30) 3x urdhva D & savasana / ardha matseyen
  • Finishing (sarvangasana to sirsasana & a couple more minutes doing an inner body scan in savasana.

Ultimate Booty Lift and Cardio #2 by Laurie N

I am really SO LUCKY in a lot of ways! #catgoals #catgains

Wasn’t so sure about this workout, with all the taking off & putting back on of the ankle weights. I don’t have the kind that are so easy! It takes me 15-20 seconds to transition between moves with them. (But they’re 5lbs for each leg.) I was afraid this would be clunky & not much of a workout… And ya round 1 took about 40min! I liked the moves but probably wouldn’t repeat it unless I had a set of the weights that fasten with one, easy motion.

I still got a good workout today & that’s all that matters. Took a rest day yesterday… I might do some yoga tomorrow, late afternoon. We host a jam night here most / many Wednesdays. It wasn’t here last week though & we decided not to expose the new kitten to that her first week, and let her get used to the other mammals who live her first. I might stay home tomorrow night, if I’m going to be gone more of the day than usual. Theodora’s almost four months old already. We’ve only got a month left of tiny!

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But what I think I might do is make a list of the booty moves to do for either reps or time after maybe a 30min HIIT sometime.

Warmup: (10/30×6=4min) jump rope

Ultimate Booty Lift and Cardio #2 by Laurie N

Do leg moves, odd #s 25 per leg on both legs before moving on to cardio moves, even #s. Set timer for single intervals of 10/50.

1. SL bench squats donkey kicks holding 10lbs goblet style, 10/10/10/10/5/5 Decided to change this move b/c I still can only do SL bench squats with hardly any weight, even tho I’ve made lots of progress w/ pistol squats. Also donkey kicks is a move that feels more “burnout” to me, or at least with the body fully revved, not the 1st move after warming up. I thought my swap would be more of a full body move.
2. squat jumps ppl band
3. straight leg glute lift ankle weights One leg kneels on bench. Both hands on bench. Foot taps down to the floor & lift straight, squeezing glute.
4. skaters
5. leg lift cross overs (rainbows) ankle weights Hands & knees, only counting near side of the tap down, so each rep has 2 glute lifts
6. switch lunges
7. fire hydrants ankle weights
8. broad jump fwd, 3 bunny hops bk Changed this move slightly b/c this is one of my faves
9. side leg kick outs ankle weights  Hands & knee/s Did this lying leg lift by accident on 1st round
10. roll back tuck jumps
11. rev plank leg lift no added weight I kept fingers facing forward, more like Purvottasana
12. bench jump-overs Quadzillas Not fond of quadzillas for whatever reason
13. pike glute raise knee tucks ankle weights Downdog glute raise, plank, alt knee to nose w/ knee to same side arm
14. burpees
15. lie on side leg lifts Move 9 here!
16. box jumps
17. clam shells ppl band Lying on side, head propped, feet together, opening top knee up & closing
18. mt. climbers
19. plank toe taps ankle weights
20. jumping curtsy lunges

Round 2 (my time 31:48)

1. donkey kick pulses ankle weights I was nicely warmed up by this point!
2. squat jump burpees Jump back & into low push-up in one movement. Jump forward & 2 squat jumps
3. straight leg glute lift pulses
4. skater burpees Skater on one leg to SL burpee
5. leg lift cross overs pulses far side cross-over to ½ way up
6. switch lunges burpees Start w/ switch lunge
7. fire hydrant pulse
8. broad jump fwd burpee, 3 bunny hops bk
9. side leg kick out pulses
10. roll back tuck jump burpees
11. rev plank leg lift
12. bench jump-over burpees 3x jumpover then burpee
13. pike pulses 25 & hold in tuck 25 sec (set timer for single interval of 5/25)
14. step thru burpees w/ handstand Push-up, step thru 1 side, repeat to the other side. Jump forward. Jump to handstand & try to hold one breath.
15. lie on side leg lifts ankle weights
16. box jump burpees
17. clam shells orange band
18. mt. climber burpees 4 mt climbs at bottom & 4 high knees at top but I did 2=1
19. plank toe tap pulses Leg held out about 45-deg
20. jumping curtsy lunge burpees Jump back for push-ups in the center

Yoga

About 8min.

Full Body HIIT & Circuits with No Rest Tabata by Jen A

Finished this workout mid-day, while the new kitten was sleeping. I can’t believe I got through it. I was SO tired. But I did. Thank gods Julia made most of it timed & the few reps sets were not complex & were easy to get through fairly quickly. Otherwise I wouldn’t have done it.

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Full Body HIIT & Circuits with No Rest Tabata by Jen A

No Rest Tabata:
sumo Deadlift 40lbs (did 1st round w 30 b/c I’m so tired & then was like No, that’s too light / Swings 35lb kettlebell

BACK 50:10 2x 8 mins
1. Alt Plank Row 2, 20lbs
2. Alt snatches 20lbs
3. Decline burpee Y press 2, 10lbs
4. Burpee Rev Grip Rows 2, 15lbs 

No Rest Tabata:
Swings 35lb kettlebell / Goblet Squat 20lbs

LEGS 50:10 2x 8 mins
1. Right Split Squat 40lbs
2. RL pistol to Rocket Step up + lunge hop Struggled thru these on 1st round both legs & then propped heel w/ dumbbell for 2nd round
3. Left Split Squat 40lbs
4. LL pistol to rocket Step up + lunge hop

No Rest Tabata:
Goblet Squat / Curl to Press 2, 10lbs Started with 15s, um no, I’d have never made it!

BICEPS 30:10 2x
1. SA plank hop sumo curl 15lbs
2. Decline burpee SSD curl 2, 15lbs
3. Bicep makers 2, 15lbs

No Rest Tabata:
Curl to Press 13lbs ea hand / Clean & Press 2, 15lbs Taking it a little easy here cause these many no-rest tabatas… lol

— I pushed pause after EVERY set starting after the first HIIT, lol —

SHOULDERS circuit 2x
10 Decline Pike Pushups
10 push press 2, 20lbs
10 Pushups plank tuck jump

No Rest Tabata:
SA Clean & Press 20lbs / Tricep push-ups

CHEST circuit 2x
10 Decline Pushups
10 Chest Press 2, 20lbs
10 Close grips chest press 2, 15lbs No incline Incline chest press

No Rest Tabata:
Incline tricep push-up box jump burpee//box knee tucks

TRICEPS 30:10 2x
1. Dolphin pushups
2. Tricep makers 2, 10lbs
3. SA tricep kickback 10lbs

No Rest Tabata:
Box knee tucks/Deadlift 2, 20lbs

CORE REPS 2x
10 vinyasa flow spider knees 5/leg
10 switchfoot to handstands
10 tuck abs on floor ball pike abs to knee tucks

Time = 1:33

And then a very quick stretch b/c I wanted to get upstairs to check on baby kitten Theo!

No Equipment Vacation Workout 3 full body HIIT & no-rest Tabata

Well… I was thinking to do either a rest day or mostly yoga day, but then I got news that there’s a delay in Lady Theodora leaving the Ukraine. This is the new kitten… Any delays make me anxious which means I need to sweat, even if my muscles are a well-deserved tired & I might hit failure.

No rest tabatas are BRUTAL: You wouldn’t think the omission of a 10-second rest could be sooooooo much of a bfd if you’re doing 20-second intervals, but the way Julia & crew write them, they certainly are. It takes some endurance to do a round of 4-min for sure.

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No Equipment Vacation Workout 3 full body HIIT & Tabata

Hiit Lunge set 1: 50:10 2x Had 2 pause to sign for FedEx
1. Pistol to Lunge back touch down hitch kick
2. LL Lunge 4 hops 4 back leg toe taps These were killer, both sides both rounds. I guess tomorrow is DEF either full rest or full yoga
3. Alt curtsy Lunge hops to burpee in the middle
4. RL Lunge 4 hops 4 back leg toe taps
5. Switch Lunge burpee

No rest Tabata Brutal! In a good way
Switch Lunge + front kicks I did these: switch – tap back knee to floor – high front kick touching toe w/ opp hand: switch, keeping back knee off floor this time::lateral touchdowns

Hiit Upper body set 2: 50:10 2x My upper body was so maxed out I pushed pause in the middle of this set. I’ve never paused a Julia in the middle of a HIIT set but that’s ok, lol.
1. Flying leg push-ups 2 + updog to down dog
2. Yoga tricep pushup + dolphin pushup Love this one but it was SO HARD today, especially right after the first move.
3. Prisoner jacks
4. Plank jacks shoulder taps 4 + kick through 4
5. Sl pike pushup to spider knee pushup

No rest tabata 
Frog push-ups and twisted piston::plank hop squat jump

Hiit abs set 3: 2x Oh my! I paused this in the middle too. My legs are just SO DEAD today, probably b/c I was bad & barely stretched yesterday.
1. 2 knee drives + side kick
2. 10 Flutters and 5 sec holds
3. mat hops
4. Suitcase crunches
5. Jugglers These really killed me but I was better at pace on the 2nd round. I started up 1/2 time, then kept up w/ J for a little bit & then dropped back to 1/2 time. That was good enough for me!

No rest Tabata 
Leg ups toe touch::candle leg lifts LOVE this one. So much fun & a great cool-down tabata.

Yoga

  • 15/30=13:30
  1. Standing Arch A
  2. Forward Bend
  3. Standing Arch B
  4. Forward Bend
  5. Standing Arch C
  6. Uttana
  7. Standing Arch C
  8. Seated Moving Twist (rest)
  9. Standing Arch D
  10. Uttana
  11. Standing Arch D
  12. Seated Moving Twist (rest)
  13. Urdhva D, 1
  14. rest
  15. Urdhva D, 2
  16. rest
  17. Urdhva D, 3
  18. rest
  • Finishing poses to matsyasana
  • Savasana

Had intended to do normal urdhva D to standing & 3 drop backs but my body was DEAD! Yoga / rest day tomorrow for sure-zi-were-zi.

Anna’s Christmas in July Workout Video

Last time I worked out with Michele I basically followed all the way through, except for doing some of my own yoga things in the cool down. This time I decided to skip the warm-up in favor of my usual (10/30×6=4min) jump rope intervals. And then I skipped the video cool down in favor of my own, ad-lib asana.

Anyway my quads were sore, which I only discovered during the my jump rope warm-up. I felt the strain in the first combo too. I guess tomorrow I might not want to do the legs routine I’d planned… I could either do a real rest day or another more yoga centric something. We’ll see.

Went to find Henry before my shower. He stays outside almost all day if it’s nice out. In that case I don’t feel bad about making Rocco stay outside with him. I don’t worry about a desperate coyote getting brave enough to jump the back fence if she’s out there too.

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Warmup: (10/30×6=4min) jump rope

Anna’s Christmas in July Workout Video

Part 1: *AMRAP

Michele calls these “combos”, but even tho you wouldn’t be counting rounds (b/c it’s hard enough just to learn the moves & keep the sequence straight) I feel like anything you repeat for a specific length of time is automatically “as many rounds as possible”.

I think the necessity of concentration to get the moves right is actually a good thing – mind-body focus. Anyway you do it is good.

Combo 1 : 5 minutes starts @ 6:54
2x Switch lunge. On the floor. My lowest choice of elevations is 13″ , higher than I’d want here. Sometimes I use a yoga block for jump-overs, but for switch lunges I’d be to focused on placing my feet. Lower back knee 1st to surrender down & back up. 2nd foot steps up knee lift. Reverse lunge down to wide squat to the side. Criss cross jack. Wide squat to heel click. 3x plank jack

5/30 3 rounds
1. Standing Dumbbell Curl 13lbs each hand
2. Kneeling right arm tricep kickback 10lbs each hand
3. Close hand push-up
4. Kneeling left arm tricep kickback

10x Surfer Burpee (Repeat 1 more time, after 30-sec brea) Hadn’t previewed & I realized I was doing these slightly differently but that’s ok.

Combo 2 : 5 minutes (Widow Maker)
Push-up, row, T-stand both sides, reg deadlift (for me) 3x. Bent over row 3x, 1 clean & press 2, 15lbs weights

5/30 3 rounds2, 15lbs weights
1. Virasana Rear Delt Raise 2, 10lbs weights all 3 round
2. Kneeling Overhead Shoulder to Shoulder Raise 1, 15lbs weight 1st round, then 2, 10lbs weights 
3. Kneeling Tricep Overhead Extension (Down 3/Up 1) 2, 10lbs weights
4. Overhead Shoulder Press (Up 2/down 2) 2, 15lbs weights 1st round, then down to 13lbs each hand rounds 2 & 3

10x 2x Squat Pulse to Stand with Overhead Press (Repeat 1 more x) 2, 15lbs weights

Combo 3: 5 minutes +8lb vest
Round house Kick Right to 2x Squat Pulse & Left Reverse Cross over lunge/Left Side lunge to leg lift & Right Side arm out (hold) 3x Right Arm overhead pull with Squat Jacks (repeat with left leg) 10lb weight

5/30 3 rounds
1. Lay on Right Side (bent knees) on right elbow – knee raise toward shoulders
2. Lay on Left Side (bent knees) on left elbow – knees raise toward shoulders
3. Butterfly legs on floor Crunch up
4. Butterfly legs in air – opposite hand to foot

20x Pendulums or Plank side to side hops (repeat 1 more time) 1st round I did as the bench hops (13″ bench). 2nd round I put on 2 5lb ankle weights & did tap downs, 2=1 for both rounds

Combo 4: 5 minutes
1x Dive Bomber (hold Plank) right knee to right elbow then to center then to left elbow with glute raise between. Plant right foot on floor and kick through. Pull back to a side plank and 3x Side Plank hip raise. Repeat from Dive Bomber with left leg

5/30 3 rounds 2, 10lbs weights for all
1. Hold dumbbell in left hand (45 degree) Curl Right dumbbell
2. Hold dumbbell in right hand (45 degree) Curl Left dumbbell
3. Alternate Upright Rows, 1 hand closer in than the other, alt I modified this slights
4. Alternate Front/Side Raise

10x Thigh Burner Burpee (repeat 1 more time) 2nd round I added my orange band for fun. Was good! Might try heavier / harder purple band next time.

Bonus: Abs 15/45 2 rounds
(during the 15 seconds flutter kick legs)
1. Crunch up
2. Crunch up with alternating knee lift
3. Knees Bent or straight leg/pull in and push out 3lbs bet feet
4. Buzz Saw Plank
5. Elbow Plank – drop knees to floor

Yoga

Virasana, supta v, malasana, paschimo, bhujangasana, 1/2 bheka both sides, savasana