I mentioned to you guys that I’ve been sticking to my 2 personal training sessions a week with Master Trainer himself and my sister – the most kick ass pregnant woman I know!
Master Trainer doesn’t mess around. He never has! We’ve been working out with him off and on since 2008. He knows what we’re capable of and he doesn’t let us do anything less than stellar.
You can’t move slow when you’re around him. If you don’t get to your next workout as quick as he’d like you to you may have 5-10 extra burpees, squats or push-ups to make up for it. And we do NOT whine about it. And even still, just because Kate is 6 months pregnant, Master Trainer is still continuing to push us to our boundaries and keep us the badasses we are!
Here’s how Mondays workout panned out: 3 Superset circuits of heavy, fast, and intense movements. My heart was beating in my throat for a lot of it.
3 sets of:
- bench press (chains + 5# = ~105#) :: 1 minute
- assisted pull-ups :: 1 minute
- shouldered jumping jacks :: 100 reps
4 sets of:
- kettlebell swings (1 set @25# and email@example.com#) :: 25 swings
- walking lunges w/ straight arms out (back and forth across room)
- burpees :: 2 sets of 15 + squat thrusts :: 2 sets of 10
2 sets of:
- kneeling v-grip rows (super-dupa heavy and heavy) :: 20 reps
- box jumps w/squats :: 20 reps
2 sets of: (this is the only exercise Kate subbed something else)
- crazy side to side ball slams (see picture demo) :: 30 seconds
You know it’s a good workout when I came home and said “I feel like I’m either going to cry, throw up or both!!” And I’m still feeling it today. Love me some DOMS!!
Saturday I wanted to run – I knew I’d feel better if I did. Motion changes emotion, right? And it is true – I’ve just been horrible about reminding myself. It was windy out there this weekend. About 40 mph winds. I didn’t want my first run of the year to suck so I kept in indoors. I’ve turned into a wuss I guess. Crap – better fix that, stat!
Luckily, Kate and Steve have a treadmill in the basement. No more excuses! So my first run of 2013 and it was on a treadmill – yuck!! But to spruce it up I played a little game called Running Roulette. Thanks to this post on Friday from one of my favorite blogs.
I geared up and jumped on with my iPad, The Cataracs station on Pandora, and the blog post pulled up. I went with Option 1. Better to start out easy – considering I haven’t run anything longer than 3.5 miles since say oh um, October.
I survived all 10 songs. And here’s how it played out for me:
- Song 2: Female
- Song 3: Not longer than 3 minutes
- Song 4: Yes, related to love: Promises
- Song 5: Yes, it could relate to running: All You.
- Song 7: Male
- Song 8: Definitely not from before 2000
- Song 9: Not a fav!
Final stats: 40 minutes, 4.25 miles. Including a 4 minute walking warmup before Song 1. Bam! I survived. And I can’t wait to do it again. What a fun way to push yourself!! I’m not the biggest treadmill fan, but I’ll take it.
- Pros: I don’t freeze my tuckus off or blow away, I can run in my sports bra in January, and I can jam out to loud music
- Cons: It gets hot as balls quick and I can’t spit 1500x like I would outdoors
If you’re a runner and need something different to spruce up your workout check out this running roulette. Tina over at Carrots n Cake has a ton of other great treadmill tricks up her sleeve, too.