After a relaxing weekend of painting, beers, and a spa day, I was ready to hit the gym yesterday. I think my gym’s going to have a bruise because I hit it hard!
I created a new workout plan that was somewhat inspired by this month’s issue of Oxygen magazine. I like to change up my routines every 4-6 weeks, and I was itching to try something new. I plan to follow my new routine throughout October, and if I’m still seeing gains by the end, I may push it a week or two into November as well.
Monday will consist of either this plate workout, which I adore, or this cross-fit style WOD workout. The WOD is pulled right from Oxygen magazine, so I can’t repost it for you, but I can say it’s three rounds of circuit-like training. That’s the workout I did yesterday, followed by 25 minutes on the elliptical, 10 of which included heavy intervals.
I also did 20-30 minutes of yoga on my lunch break. By 3 p.m., I was starting to feel the effects. I hope my legs aren’t too heavy my run today!
Hopefully I’ll squeeze in 2 or 3 miles on the treadmill before banging out some core work this morning. This core routine was also inspired by Oxygen, but I adapted it to fit my needs.
- Low-to-high cable wood chop (8 per side)
- Stability ball Russian twist (8 per side) – probably with cable, possibly with medicine ball
- Stability ball cable crunch (12 reps) – use rope pulley
- Hanging leg raises (to fail)
- Oblique Crunch (6 per side) – probably use a plate or dumbbell with these
- A few planks for good measure
Wednesday will be legs/booty, and Thursday will have more treadmill bonding and core work. I’ll finish up the week with arms/chest on Friday and a long jog or walk on Saturday. I’ll post those workouts once I have more time to review them. Since they are my routines instead of Oxygen’s, I’ll be able to post more details than I did today.
- How often do you change up your workout routines?
- Where do you find most of your workouts?