I had a very interesting hill repeat workout on Friday - I started my hill repeats right after a 1 mile warm up and 3 hill repeats in my left glute cramped up like crazy! At first I thought I pulled it so I walked slowly back to the house and stretched, took some advil and stretched some more - literally about 30 minutes. After that I decided to try to finish out the workout - hoping it was just a muscle cramp and not a pull. Luckily it was and I got in a KILLER hill repeat workout. I did 12 hill repeats and jogged back to start on a 1/4 mile hill so I ended up getting about 7 miles in just through the hills. It was super hot and super sunny so it was very difficult to get through them all but I did it! And I LOVE to run hills and do track workouts - 10x more than I like to just run. Running is so boring on its own but it is also necessary. What I have found interesting is how firm my legs feel for the few days after a track like workout. I should have done lots more of those kinds of workouts for my last shows - it would have really made a difference to the bootay although at the time telling me to do one more thing probably would have sent me over the edge. ;) I have found that I should lift before track/hill workouts b/c I am exhausted after and really have nothing more to give.....nothing!
I did have some fantastic workouts this week! Really excited to be back at it and feeling as fired up towards the workouts as I have been...the bug is in my blood again - even the hubby made a comment about it. I guess I just needed a year off ! Ha ha! :) I didn't really take a year off but I have had a year of inconsistent lack of love for my workouts.
As for the Fireworks Shrapnel Workout here is what you do:
- Gather 30-40 of your neighbors in your cul-de-sac.
- Purchase or use $2k worth of fireworks (one of our neighbors had some left over from a fireworks show for his church)
- Shoot fireworks off for an hour - bringing people in from many other neighborhoods to watch.
- Go to sleep.
- Wake up the next morning to a post warlike scene in about 6 yards of neighbors out of town or not home during the fireworks show.
- Get a garbage bag and lunge, dead lift, squat as you pick up all the pieces of fireworks shrapnel (approx 1.5 hours).
- Feel the burn! LOL - another functional workout!
Later in the day, I also had a killer upper body circuit workout (courtesy of Scott Abel) and then rode my bike with intervals. Toast, brutal, smoked.
Congrats to the top 5 of the Houston Pro figure:
Go to http://www.musculardevelopment.com/browse/index.php?mode=contest&eventcode=1261 to see more pics of all the competitors as well as comparison line ups.
- Felicia Romero
- Lenay Hernandez
- Heather Mae French
- Jelena Abbou
- Paola Almerico
What is everyone's thoughts on how the judges judged this show? Are they staying consistent with their 20% rule? Rewarding the softer look still? Put your thoughts in comments. ;)
Hope your Sunday is wonderful!