Strength training is crucial, I get it.. I was a gymnast until 2012 so I am strong, just not near as strong as I once was. And.. I have NEVER been able to do pull-ups or chin-ups. It baffles everyone.
Last night, I went to the gym with some of my lovely workout buddies. I’m pumped because I brought the AB workout and we were going to get a good run in.
Well, we did those things first.
Started out with this workout called a Peak-8. Do you know what that is? I didn’t – today was my first rodeo:
3:00 Warm up run (6.0 MPH)
1:30 Jog (6.5 MPH)
0:30 HARD (9.5 MPH)
Repeat the 1:30 Jog and 0:30 HARD sections 8 times. Peak-8, get it?
3 minute cooldown (6.0 Pace) = approximately 2 miles / 20 minutes
Next, was an awesome abdominal activity that I came up with and it was just perfect!
25 R. Oblique V-Ups
25 L. Oblique V-ups
50 Toe Touches (25 each side)
25 Sit Ups
Then my friend came up with this
great idea to make us do 10 chin-ups every time we work out, starting today, because… it’s good for Tough Mudder training? No, I’m certain it’s because she just wants to laugh at my attempts. But guess what, everyone??! I did TWO! Haha, actually I did ten, but with assistance on all except two. By September, I will master the chin-up!!
I finally finished my workout with 3.01 more treadmill miles in 26:30 (8:48 Pace).
Off for another 6 miles today. Have a good weekend!