big enough?

Ah, Monday! Nice to see you again, Sir. Been a whole week since I saw you last. What’s with cold shoulder? I see. Yes, I realize it is still winter. A few more months to go till we play the roulette of a UK summer.  I hope there are better odds on some sunshine after being washed out last year, got to top up on vitamin D. I agree, multi-vits are just not the same.

The plan: get moving to keep warm. Some HIIT should tick that box! 18 minutes and your done! 6 exercise, 3 rounds, 50 seconds high intensity work for each exercise, 10 seconds to get ready for the next one!

  • High knees skipping
  • 2 plank knee tucks then a pushup, repeat
  • Side jump lunges
  • Reverse push ups
  • Jump lunges
  • Side plank hip raise, alternate sides

Keep warm and stay cosy! Not like Storm Trooper Chuck (retired from service).

Chuck

stretch it out

Ah, the end of another baffling week at work… But why worry about that, when it is the start of a weekend. Time to let the mind unwind, let my subconscious take it apart in the background, let future me put it back together so it makes more sense on Monday.

Like the mind, today the body should unwind and stretch (cat-like). Work on some of the kinks your office chair has influenced, set free the tension that is screaming to get out. Mobilize them there joints that are stiff as a rusty gate.

Light the candles, fill the bath with hot soapy water and lavender bubbles, and turn up  your favorite whale song CD… (?)

killer core workout

Today’s workout is combining cardio with bodyweight and weighted exercises. Ouch! All you need is a skipping rope and a sandbag, hand weights, or anything heavy you can do an over head press with (tin cans, baby, cast iron metal scales…)

Total time 20 HIIT, 10 seconds rest, 50 seconds work. Complete 2 rounds of the following exercises aiming at maximum reps:

  • High knees skipping
  • Burpees (with pushup)
  • High knees skipping
  • 1 leg pressup, alternating leg
  • High knees skipping
  • Single leg raises and toe touch
  • High knees skipping
  • Backwards lunge and press, alternanting legs
  • High knees skipping
  • Sandbag backwards lunge, bringing the sandbag to the side, alternating legs

This ones gonna be fun!