So I'm kind of torn this week. We started a new workout routine at the gym this week. It's been a great week, and the workouts are pretty awesome, but I miss doing the CrossFit WODs. However I'm sure that we'll be working and mixing them in over the next couple of weeks.
The workouts started on Monday, but I wasn't able to make it to the gym to do them, so I started Wednesday with the guys from work. Here's what my workouts looked like this week.
Monday: Home Workout
On my way to the gym, my son freaked out and didn't want me to leave. I ended up doing the following workout in my drive way:
Four rounds for time:
10 squat jumps
I wasn't feeling too hot that day and it ended up taking me 18 minutes to complete. I hate burpees.
Wednesday: New Circuit Day 3
It consisted of:
- Warm-up with high knees, push-ups and star-jumps
- One-legged straight dead lifts
- Straight-legged dead lifts
- Bent-over Rows super-setted with Good Mornings
- A Core Workout
Thursday: New Circuit Day 4
It consisted off:
- Warming up by jump roping for 5 minutes
- Clean and Jerks
- Bench Press super-setted with Dips
- Wide and narrow push-ups super-setted
- Kettle bells swings
- A Core Workout
Friday: New Circuit Day 5
It consisted of 5 rounds for time of the following:
15 squat jumps
8 lunges (each leg)
I completed it in 12:27. I did that workout last week in 15 minutes (I didn't fuel up before, and had to run between locations to do pull-ups). I'm interested to see how my times progress over the coming weeks.
3.15 miles in 30:30 + 15 minutes of jump roping. It was a great way to end the week.
It's been a great week. One thing that I've loved about doing this blog is that it serves as a sort of fitness journal. Seeing what workouts I've done and being able to think through some of the progress that I feel I've made is a good mental exercise for me.
My wife is headed out of town at the end of this week, so I think that I'm going to gear up for a pretty strict diet while she's gone (it's hard to ask your family to follow a strict diet just cause you want to). We'll see how that goes! Wish me luck.