Day 57 of 60, and one of that last two actual workout days. For time
500m warmup row
- 100 pushups
- 1 minute plank
- 100 squats
- 100 situps
- 50 pullups
- 1 minute plank
- 50 burpees
These are to be down consecutively, completing one before moving on to the next.
I broke up the pullups and situps. I did 50 GHD situps, then 25 pullups, then 50 decline situps and 25 pullups. The burpees destroyed me. Doing them last when I’m trying to rush through the rest was tough. I decided to break them up into 5 sets of 10. It did not make it easier. The 2.5 hours of digestion time I gave myself from breakfast was not enough.
Thankfully, I only have two run days and one final workout remaining. I’m not happy to be ending it because it was either too easy or too difficult, but because with the workout I decided to only fo what I prescribed, and nothing more. Because of this I haven’t gotten muself to a few goals I had for myself.
While this program was, I believe, successful, it was only what I needed where my lower body was concerned.
It was designed to take someone who had been immobile for sometime, mobile but inactive where working out is concerned and previously active but had taken some time off, to get to a place where more intense workouts would not cause injury and strength would start to come about without major fatigue.
Because I had surgery on my ankle, this was good where the leg and core exercises came into play, and especially helpful with returning to running. But where some of the other workouts came in and targetting specific muscle groups, I have felt a little behind.
But its ok. I got through it and I know it will help others. Now I can move into a few other programs I have set up and feel strong enough to do so in all areas.
My core is much stronger after being off my legs for awhile and my legs are much stronger than I thought they’d be at this point and I am running distances at a good pace.
And I’ll have about 10 days to tighten things up for a well deserved, relaxing Las Vegas trip.