I haven’t written a fitness update in a little while nor any recipe posts, things have just been so busy with a new job that I haven’t really had chance. My hours have changed (again!) with the new job so now I’ve had to change up my schedule again too. This isn’t really a problem just more difficult to get into a new plan and make it a habit again.
I’ve been trying to get to at least one Body Pump class in the week as well as my normal Saturday morning class as it is definitely the most beneficial for me. My progress in it is slow but every week I push myself to go heavier in something different and squat lower, hold my plank longer and try not to have sneaky breaks in shoulder track! I hate working shoulders as it’s such a weakness for me and the burn can sometimes end up being real pain. I’m working on it…….but it’s hard.
That said I’ve been making up my own routines as well as using my latest program from my trainer.
My latest program uses a ladder formation with a 15 minute recovery period on the cross trainer in between. She’s got me doing squat jumps and burpees all the way from one each to ten of each, then all the way back down to one. I’m not going to lie, it’s a killer but really good for an all over work out. I’ve felt a difference since doing them but in all honesty I’ve only ever made it up to 10 of each and haven’t ever got as far as doing back down to one……yet. I think it’s mostly an issue with time as it would take me so long to do and my evenings are limited but i also get quite dizzy sometimes too.
After the recovery period I then have to do press ups followed by an oblique crunch (bringing round one knee to your elbow at a time whilst still in press up position). These have also been good but the same problem still exists and I’m yet to make it back down from 10!
Aside from that here’s my routine that I’ve been doing by myself, taken from instagram videos and other programs I’ve had in the past:
It’s an absolute killer and i repeat it twice with a bit of active recovery in between. It’s a full body workout with almost everything I could think of thrown in to keep my body guessing and my abs and shoulders were definitely still feeling it a few days later. It was exactly what i needed and I’m going to do it a few more times and then switch it up and make a new one.
If you have any suggestions for things to add to my next workout leave them in the comments! If you try this workout let me know 🙂
Do you have a personal trainer? Do you follow any particular programs or get inspiration from any online sources? I’d love to know!