Christmas is officially over! It came as fast as it went. And it was honestly the strangest Christmas I’ve ever experienced. But that’s a story for tomorrow on the blog. For now, let’s talk about working out!
I normally do CrossFit 5 days per week and love it. But lately, I haven’t loved the programming at our gym. Nothing against our gym owner, I’m just not into the strength cycle that we are in. So when we get in some sort of strength cycle like this that I’m not a fan of and that doesn’t make me feel my best, I change up my routine.
That being said, I don’t just throw in the towel and give up completely with my fitness. I simply try something else for a little bit and see what my body does. I don’t just say “this doesn’t work for me” and walk away. I just work something new into my fitness routine and see what happens, how my body changes and how I feel.
With CrossFit, when we get in certain strength cycles, I don’t feel comfortable with how my body changes. Just personal preference. And I react to that by creating my own workouts or going to our boot camp style classes at our gym, and within a couple days, I already feel better in my own skin. So for the next couple weeks, you’ll be seeing more workouts that I create myself. Be sure to check here, but also check out my instagram because I plan on sharing multiple workouts there while the New Year comes up! With the New Year coming on, don’t forget that sometimes you have to search for your perfect workout. So next week on the blog, I’ll be talking about a bunch of the fitness regimens out there to help you search and find what inspires you and gets you excited to get in the gym!
Until then, try out my Monday or Tuesday workouts because you can do those workouts in almost any gym!
Sunday – Rest Day
Monday – see video of movements here
20 tuck jumps
10 insane lunges
20 wall ball
10 KB pull & press
20 handstand mountain climbers
10 burpee pops
then 3 rounds of:
20 GHD sit ups
40 russian twists with 25# plate
1 minute plank
Tuesday – see video here
Alternating dbl OH KB lunges (per leg)
Shoulder press with back knee off ground (per arm)
Broad jump into tuck jump then shuffle backwards
Slider v-ups with crossovers each leg
Then afterwards we did 9 min ladder (2,4,6,8,10…):
Hang power snatches
Burpees over the bar
Wednesday – Fit on Broadway class
Warm-Up (10): 3 Rounds of – 15 push-ups, 12 lunges, 9 squat jumps (* After/before each round – 30 seconds on assault bike)
Team FIT Test (6): in Teams of 3-4 – As many calories on the assault bik as possible, alternating every 12/10 cals (If there is a team of 4 – every person holds a wall sit immediately after they get done with their cals (for the amount of time it take the next person)
THEN, with a 20 min running clock…
#1 (5min): AMRAP – 15 KB sumo deadlift high pulls 55/45# and 15 mtn climbers (each side – I did these on the wall)
#2 (5): AMRAP – 15 AB mat sit-ups and 15 dumbbell reverse lunge hammer curls
#3 (5): AMRAP – 15 slam ball kneeling slashers (each side) 30# and 15 squat clean ball slams 30#
#4 (5): AMRAP – 15 plate ground to overhead 45/35# and 15 plate Russian twists
Thursday – CrossFit Broadway class
Every 30 sec for 8 mins, alternating.
– 4-8 Strict ring Dips (I did bench dips with feet raised higher than bench)
– 4-8 Alternating Pistols (I did my pistols holding a 5# plate)
* work must be completed by 20 secs each round
Then 2 Rounds For Time Of: (18 min time cap)
60′ Handstand Walk (2 lengths of platforms) or 15 Strict HSPU
20 box Jumps w. step down (30/24)
I finished in 19:06 rx
Friday – Rest day
Saturday – Rest day
Free Travel Workout:
See workout here
10/10 Jumping Bulgarian Split Squats
8 Squat Clean Ball Slams
6/6 Side Skaters
4 Wall Walks
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