Monday: Give Me a Reason (Bodyrock.tv)
This was a good workout to start with after the weekend that I had. I must not have pushed too hard to make this 12 minute workout enough so I added on some additional arm work (push ups, tricep dips, and bicep curls). Remember, working out is all about intensity. The harder you push the greater you’ll feel.
Tuesday: Quantum of Sweat Workout (Bodyrock.tv)
I’ve done this workout before and I enjoyed it just as much this time. I pushed as hard as I could and I really felt it. Unfortunately last year I developed a stress fracture in my shin, and I’m afraid that it is slowing me down. As a result I modified the one leg skipping exercise to something equally challenging but which doesn’t have as high impact on my shin.
Wednesday: Workout Class
I’m not a big fan of workout classes. There are two things I don’t like: 1) I’m told when the class is, I don’t decide when to workout and 2) there are lots of people. If I want to switch up my workouts, I prefer to do a workout video at home. That’s not to say this workout class wasn’t good. I made it as hard as I could and got a nice burn in the process.
Thursday: Survivor (Bodyrock.tv)
Great workout. I feel that I pushed really hard today. Ever since I’ve stopped running and fencing I have lost lots of muscle in my legs. However, I think I’m starting to gain functional strength. My butt and legs are where I really want to make sure I’m strong. In the Arctic, I’m going to have to carry my personal kit on a sled behind me and I am going to represent Canada by being as fit and strong as I can.
Friday: Crazy Monkey (Bodyrock.tv)
This was an interesting workout. It really targeted my butt and abs which I liked. It went by really fast as well. It’s the kind of workout where you really have to push yourself because if you don’t you will definitely leave it unsatisfied. I pushed really hard and I’m feeling great.
Saturday: 500 Rep Workout (Bodyrock.tv) + Shooting
This was an awesome workout. I love repetition workouts because I find them insanely brutal. Not only does it require you to push your body to the limits but it is incredibly challenging mentally. Halfway through the workout I looked at the exercises I had left and wanted to stop but of course, I pushed through it. Here is an example of the progress I’ve made in a year. When I did this workout last year I removed the 50 reps of split push ups and completed the workout in 35 minutes. Today I completed it in 33:43, and I did all of the exercises. It was fantastic. To top it off, I practiced some trap shooting today.
Sunday: Rest Day
After a week of hard workouts, I’m taking the day off to rest my aching body. I’ve got some shoulder pain to ice but I’ll be working out again soon.