I haven’t done any running for what feels like forever. Running, for me, requires a lot mental strength, something I seem to lack completely right now. I just can’t seem to get in the zone at all. Instead I’ve been loving aggressive, adrenalin pumping, testosterone boosting workouts. Yes I said testosterone boosting and yes I’m a girl.
You can still find me grinding at Fee’s Fitness. Group PT has become a bootcamp as its so busy just now with lots of new members getting bikini ready for the summer. The 6.30am classes are not too much busier than usual so I try to stick to those. The classes are always fast paced and I love that Fiona mixes it up everyday so we never know what to expect. This morning we did a circuit with lots of weights tomorrow could be HIIT using only body weight, but whatever we do it’s always tough and I always sweat buckets!
Do you sweat? I swear there are girls who go to these classes that don’t break a sweat? What is with that? So unfair!
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I’ve been going to a weight lifting class at my local gym. I’m very much a beginner, what I’m lifting is pretty pathetic compared to everyone else in the class but I am progressing, albeit very slowly. A slow paced workout but it’s just as tough and hugely satisfying, like running, there’s that personal satisfaction when you hit a PB or master the clean and jerk, you just can’t help but feel the bomb.com. If you don’t lift already I suggest you give it a go. It’s not just for boys!
That brings me to my new most favourite workout. Ever. I LOVE BOXING and I don’t mean boxercise I mean my friend and I go to boxing training at a local MMA gym (think old school boxing club, but in a brand spanking new gym) the session we go to is all guys, guys who actually compete and I will admit the first class was daunting but the guys are all awesome, always tell us well done, help us out and give us tips. The workouts are absolute killer I can hardly type this and I finished boxing hours ago. I am 100% against violence but I never imagined punching something (a bag or pad) would feel so good. I literally feel like I’m in a Rocky movie everytime I put my gloves on. In reality I probably couldn’t fight my way out of a paper bag but meh I’m learning! If you want a good aggression releasing workout you should try boxing. It’s not just for boys!!
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Random: Tonight at boxing I noticed one of the guys has a tattoo on his leg of Ron Burgandy, everytime I spied it I laughed. Anchorman is a funny movie but, would you? Just for the banter! Oh maybe I could get Buddy the Elf. Ha!
My Weekly Routine
Bootcamp 06.30-07.20 & Boxing 18.30-20.00
Bootcamp 06.30-07.40 & Weightlifting 19.00-20.30
Personal Training with Fiona 09.00-10.00 OR Spin 09-10.00
Rest Day….I usually really want to workout though!
Sometimes I’ll change it up a little but for the most part this is what my week looks like in workouts.
I also wanted to tell you all about my arm busting, first Personal Training session. Now, I like to think that I work hard in classes, Fiona is always pushing us she walks around making sure we aren’t slowing down or taking sneaky ‘tying my shoelace’ breaks or using ‘too light’ weights. A personal training session with her was no comparison.
With 7kg dumbbells in each hand
Box step up x20
Bench press x20
Walking lunges 2x floor length ( roughly 30 lunges)
Squat press x15
That wasn’t bad…
Repeat with 8kg DB…oh the pain!
Repeat with 10kg DB…..I’m dead!
Bench press 25kg bar until unable to…WHAT?
Plank Row (10kg DB) x20
TRX pulls x20
Deadlift 30kg x5 ( I didn’t bother telling her that I could deadlift more, my bad)
We’ll do some cardio to finish she says….
Cardio punches for 30 seconds
Sprints for 1 minute
Repeat 4 times
I felt like my arms had been ripped off my body, I was shaking and I stopped the car twice on the way home because I thought I might throw up, thankfully I didn’t!
I know most people, especially you crossfitters will think that workout was a piece of cake, Kevin reckons it would be. I’m just starting out with all this strength training. I was always a cardio girl, if I was using weights I guess I didn’t push myself much and used the excuse that I was small so I should only lift small. I used the smallest kettlebell, wallball and dumbells for months before Fiona started to really kick my butt and push me to move up them.
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