Is the week before spring break always...a little out of hand?
Between staying on top of my classes, studying for an exam & quiz, finishing a work project before we leave, prepping, packing, & trying to get a little climbing in (I don't quite feel in "Creek" shape), this week already has me feeling overwhelmed. It's only Monday, right?
This limited free time gives me a nice excuse to share a couple of overly simplified favorites with you; because if you hear from me this week, it will likely be short, simple, quick, & sweet.
We have an abundance of fennel in this week's CSA share. I adore fennel but had never thought to juice it. I really love the following combination.
The following is a workout I always question my decision to do within the first couple minutes. I came up with this, because I wanted to see what incorporating sprinting into a strength training day would do. It works me seriously. I first did this back in November & then again last week. It felt much better in November, which means I will probably be doing it more often. I want 25 push ups to feel easy again. Maybe I will post my time in the comments, so you can push yourself to beat me.
The indoor track I used is 0.1 mile. I sprinted the track between each exercise -- I mean sprint -- at 90% with some 95 - 100% bursts in there. I thought the exercises would be little "breaks". Nope. This wipes me out.
Keep good form the whole time. If you have to drop to your knees to do push ups or modify the dips or plank, go for it. Listen to your body. *Be ready to push it here, but don't sacrifice form just to pump out a bunch of poor exercises. Also, if you haven't run in awhile, you might want to work up to doing these as sprints. (The last thing you want to do is pull a hamstring or roll an ankle sprinting.)
The sprints seriously do me in.
I hope you enjoy at least one of these.
*I am not a Certified Personal Trainer. You should always consult with your physician before making any changes to your exercise routine.