Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wow...who knew that a deck of cards could kick so much butt?? I got up bright and early at 6:30 this morning to tackle this next challenge in my journey. I haven't been getting to the gym to lift as often as I like...mostly due to the fact that tons of people are going due to new years resolutions and it's always overcrowded. Well, working out at home I have no excuses. I'm definitely a girl that loves her weights and lifting heavy so I was skeptical about not using weights in strength training. However, after reading about how Ryan Kwanten doesn't set foot in a gym, yet he looks like this...
Kwanten focuses on running, hiking and body weight exercises to get his physique. Well...if he's willing to give it a try ;)
This morning I set out to do the primal deck of cards work out...and I did it! Well...most of it. Surprisingly, planks were the hardest part for me. I couldn't hold the pose for the 100 second intervals or the 120 second interval...but I kicked butt on the others. I think the fact that my 3rd and 4th exercises were 80 seconds and 70 seconds, back to back did me in. The pullups were assisted so they weren't as bad as if I were doing real ones...but still challenging. When I got towards the end of the deck, it was really difficult. I was yelling like those contestants on the Biggest Loser while holding the plank haha, but I did it! Whoohoo! Here are the stats...
In 38 minutes, I did 96 pushups, 96 assisted pullups, 96 squats and 960 seconds (minus probably about 100) of planks.
I was thinking about going for a long (6 mile) walk this afternoon, but I think it would be better to give myself a break. I have the tendency to over train and since I don't know what this workout will do to me, I'm going to take it easy today.
Hope everyone is having a great day! Remember, don't hesitate to challenge yourself to try some new foods, motivational techniques or workouts. You never know what will work for you!