Let’s see… yesterday was all overhead so why wouldn’t we continue on Tuesday with more overhead? Yes, let’s.
Though my lovely wife was working today and couldn’t join me this morning, I made it in (almost late) for an 8:30am class. Coach Drea only had three of us to contend with – me, Todd, and Connie. Apparently earlier classes had to divide and conquer, spreading out across the rower and the assault bikes, so we were a little simpler logistics-wise.
We started with another lovely warm-up. Three rounds:
- 10 calories on the assault bike
- 5 inch-worms
- 5 pull-ups
- 5 Spider-man lunges (each side)
Is it bad when you’re tired after the warm-up? 🙂 I was amused when my right shoulder popped on the second pull-ups and I was dragging butt behind Connie & Todd. Todd just got back from vacation – he would have slowed down a little! HA!
From there we jumped right into this 25 minute workout for rounds and reps:
- 25 one-armed overhead walking lunges with a dumbbell
- 25 calorie row
- 25 weighted sit-ups with the same dumbbell
There were of course a few scales, but I tried Rx with a 35# dumbbell and bailed quickly. That wasn’t going to happen. A 25# dumbbell was tough enough. And I knew it would be the lunges, not the rowing or sit-ups, that would cause me grief.
I was right. Go figure.
Right-side was fairly steady, if uncomfortable and slow to lunge, with a 25# dumbbell. Left-side didn’t want to cooperate at all. Eventually Drea came over and suggested that I try and front-rack it on the left side, just avoiding the overhead lock-out. I eventually just rested the dumbbell over the left shoulder and kept my hand on it. But it definitely wasn’t pretty.
I made it through 3 complete rounds, plus 25 lunges and finishing the 25 calorie row just as time expired. So my score was 3+50. I’ll take it. I paused in a few places to adjust, but I never stopped.
Meanwhile both Todd & Connie got 5 full rounds done and were into their 6th. They killed it. 🙂
Great work folks! I’m sure the 9:30 class had fun with it as well!