Lower body wowsers
Friday, May 18, 2007
Tony, sadistic psychopath that he is, decided to start this week's session with jumps onto the bench. I did 'em. Not gracefully, mind you, but I did 'em. And I did 'em holding a ball. And I did 'em catching a ball that Tony threw me, and throwing the ball back.
Then we did Bulgarian squats, only instead of having my foot on the bench, I had it on the Swiss ball. So if I put any weight on the back leg, the ball rolled away. It was very challenging.
Then I did one-legged jumps onto the BOSU. First forward, then laterally. My left leg just really doesn't want to do what I want it to do!
Then he got this ladder thing and I did a series of coordination/running exercises going up and down it. I had little problem with the footwork. Yay dancing! In fact, the one that Tony said would be hardest was a simple cross one leg in back of the other while going laterally move - like a box step only easier. Tony said he worked with football players who would love to be able to go as fast as I was. OTOH, keeping proper form, in a semi-squat with hips back, over the feet, leaning slightly forward, was trickier. But it was a good workout. Tough to track on Spark, however, as it's difficult to describe.
Jumps onto bench, with catch 10, 10, 10
Bulgarian squat with ball 10x0, 10x0 (each leg)
One-legged jumps forward onto BOSO 10x0, 10x0 (each leg)
One-legged lateral jumps onto BOSU 10x0 (each leg)
Running forward 3
Running forward, high knees 2
Running backward 2
Zig-zagging (in, out, in, in, out) 3
Zig-zagging back 2
Cross leg in back 3