Every lunch hour (or whenever we can squeeze it in) a group of co-workers and I get our sweat on in the basement of our awesome new headquarters, which we lovingly refer to as “The Dungeon”. It started out as P90X and Insanity workouts only, strengthening different muscle groups every day. I loved these different workouts so much that I made a copy of each DVD so I could do them at home (and get Max and me into wedding shape!).
Tuesdays and Thursdays are cardio days in the Dungeon. I HATE cardio (and that’s no secret as mentioned here), so during these workouts, I want to collapse. Since the founder of our little group is currently training for a triathlon, the past few weeks we’ve been transforming pure cardio workouts into circuit training or “cross-fit”, which alternates strength training and endurance. This I LOVE and hate (but love to hate?). I haven’t done workouts like this since my gymnastics training days and forgot how fun they can be (with the right playlist and attitude).
Below are details on my favorite circuit to date:
1) Standing Press (10)
2) Overhead weight air squat (10)
3) Mason Twist (40)
4) Incline Push-ups (10)
5) Stairs (2 flights)
6) Level 2 Drills (8 pushups, 8 mountain climbers, jump, REPEAT)
7) Jump Rope (50 rotations)
8) Hydrate (not a lot)
** Repeat whole cycle as many times as you can for 30 minutes **
Note: For all moves requiring weights, I have yet to go above 5lb dumbbells because I want to get LEAN, not bulky and after enough cycles 5lbs is PLENTY (and anything heavier makes my elbows pop)!
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