Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings are gym days. My gym is only open when classes are offered, but of course I am only able to go to certain class times due to our family schedules. What works best for me is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:30 am. Interestingly, the 5:30 am crowd at my gym is known as the “hard core” crowd. I guess that’s so.
Our warmup always consists of 3 minutes of jumping rope (or in my case, running in place); 15 overhead squats followed by 15 pushpresses; and 10/10 walking lunges.
Warmup 2 rounds:
5 mountain climbers
10 inverted ring rows
10 mountain climbers
15 mountain climbers
10 ball clean & squats
20 mountain climbers
We had a workout with partners today. There is always a timer partner and a working partner. Whenever I am the timer partner, I work harder because I don’t want to leave my partner hanging doing their exercise AMRAP for too long.
Timer: 10 cleans (barbell at 50 lbs)
Partner: Burpees AMRAP
Timer: 10 Squat Thrusters (barbell at 50 lbs)
Partner: Pullups AMRAP (with band)
Timer: Back Squat (barbell at 50 lbs)
Partner: Wall Climbs
Timer: Sumo Deadlift High pull (barbell at 50 lbs)
The workout felt really tough for me today. 50 lbs is usually not a big deal for me, but today my body was saying, “What are you doing?”!
Fortunately, we have a leisurely evening tonight as the kids don’t have any activities. That’s so unusual!