Cardio Circuit Class #4 Re-write

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

For some reason, when I submitted my last blog, I got an error message telling me to not use HTML in my entry. Funny thing is I didn’t use HTML. When I clicked “go back,” my entry was GONE.

So, here I go again…

Last Wednesday, hubby and I went out to the Y for our usual cardio and strength training session. However, when we got there at 6:00, we found out that they were closing at 6:30 due to the inclement weather. So, I swapped my rest day with Thursday. The next day, I did the Ultimate Boot Camp Tae-Bo DVD. I had never done that particular DVD before, and I felt it later that afternoon and the next day.

Then came Friday night’s Cardio Circuit class. We had started with 10 people in the class, which meant doing 10 stations. However, after we finished the first circuit, 2 people left. The instructor then took out 2 of the stations. The line-up for this week was:

* Decline push-ups x2
* Box jumps x2
* Weighted crunches x2 (used 10 lb weight)
* Ship rope x2
* Kettlebell squats x2 (used 10 lb)
* Russian twists x2 (used 8 lb ball)
* Side jumps x2
* Inch worms x1
* Seated cable shoulder row x1
* Seated cable bicep curl x2

The instructor gave us a nice compliment. While checking in with us, he told us we were doing great. I replied, “Yeah, for the geriatric crowd.” (We have easily 15-20 years on most of the participants). He then said, “You guys keep coming back each week. That’s what matters. Haven’t you noticed that the younger people come one week and then don’t come back?”

I didn’t have to use the handles for the box jumps. My form can use some improvement on the kettlebell squats. However, I have osteoarthritis in my knees, so I don’t squat as low. My problem is more that I lean forward too much and don’t keep my back straight. Otherwise, I’m making progress overall with my endurance doing each exercise, taking fewer rest breaks during the set.

And, I get to do it all over again two days from now!
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    it sounds like you are doing great!!!
    3479 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    Same thing here - the 40+ group of ladies has far more staying power than the students and younger Mums - we have been going for years and keep increasing our weights. Consistency is so important

    Glad you are having fun and that you are consistent too
    3479 days ago
    Definitely watch your back with those kettlebells. At least you've got someone checking your form.
    You guys are doing great! And like the instructor said, you keep coming back. That's the most important thing!!
    3479 days ago
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