The plan: These aren’t slow, but fast, fast as your legs will carry you!
Warm up, move about, get a sweat on then… sprint for 15 seconds and rest for 15 seconds and do this say 10 times in a row to make a circuit. Give yourself a couple of minutes to recover and do the whole thing again and then a third time.
I realised today, that this year I have climbed more in the great outdoors than stuck in a climbing gym. This is big, and I mean epic. I have never been able to say that before, and I say a lot of things.
Could be the totes-amaze weather, or the easier access to a car. Could just be that nothing compares to the feel of proper rock. I am still a total scaredy-cat, but that’s OK with me. A quick panic half way up is not unusual to make sure I am tied in properly, even if my knot has been checked, twice. In retrospect, I did get halfway up a route once to find I hadn’t tied in at all… We’ve all been there though… haven’t we? right?
I have, however, decided that roadside crags are not for me. Thank you, but no.
The plan: Super-set me today, hitting the legs and butt!… only in a good way… Warm up, not really a problem since it is about 30degs out there, then:
The plan: HIIT, short and snappy, your gonna love this! Today, three different sets of HIIT only 6 minutes each. For each set complete 6 rounds of the two exercises, 25 seconds per exercise with 5 seconds to get ready for the next (plenty of time!). All you need is a timer, kettle bell or sandbag, and a skipping rope!
High knees skipping
Single leg push ups, alternating legs
Side plank hip raises, alternating sides
Single leg dead lifts, each round alternate the leg so you get a total of 3 rounds per leg
The plan: Today we are back on the HIIT! 18 minutes at the highest height of intensity! Set your timers/watches/clock or sun to 10 seconds rest 50 work for 18 rounds and complete 3 rounds of the following 6 exercises… try it… it’s fun!
Medicine ball jump lunges
High knees skipping
Squat and dumbbell, kettle bell, barbell, any bell press