Circuit Training Week 3
Sunday, January 23, 2011
We're having so much fun torturing ourselves, we went back for more circuit training class on 1/21. The instructor is awesome. He gave us an intro to this week's exercises and it was go-time. We had 9 people in class this week, so he added an extra station and we did 9 instead of 8 stations. He wasn't going to have us do the seated row, but added it on to give us enough stations for all the participants.
We did the following exercises for 1 minute with a 1 minute rest for 1 circuit, took a 5 minute rest, and did the circuit again:
* Russian twist w/ medicine ball
* Box jumps
* Six inches
* Ship rope
* Plyo jumps
* Seated row (low weight, high reps)
* Cable bicep curls (low weight, high reps)
Box jumps, ship rope, burpees, and seated row were familiar exercises. The seated row was still my best station. I didn't have to use the handles as much for the box jumps this week. The instructor told me my form was better while doing the burpees and I made more progresss with the ship rope.
Russian twist: Start in seated position on floor with knees bent and heels pressed into floor. Hold medicine ball in both hands (I used 8 lbs). Twist torso to the left, touching ball to the floor; twist torso to the right, touching ball to the floor. Repeat for 1 minute.
Plyo jumps: Stand in front of 8-10" sturdy stool (or higher, if desired). Jump with both feet up on to stool and jump back down. Repeat for 1 minute.
Inchworm: Standing straight, lean forward and put hands on the floor. Walk hands out until in a push-up position. Perform push-up, then walk feet in while keeping legs as straight as possible. Repeat for 1 minute.
We're definitely adjusting to the workouts in terms of stamina, even if the exercises keep changing.