Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The World is My Gym

Friday I did stairs in the morning before work and Deck O Cards workout at lunch.  Saturday I rested. I think rest days are needed.

Sunday I ran for 25 minutes.

Yesterday I did the Deck O Cards workout with a change up doing alligator pushups, scissor jump lunges, squat jumps, and mountain climbers with jumps to change up from my last blog entry.

Today at lunch I went outside and did box jumps (jumping from middle to front right corner to middle to front left corner to middle to back right corner to middle to back left corner first on both feet then repeat on right foot and again on left foot) followed by 10 bench jumps (jumping from ground to bench). I repeated each of these exercises 3 times.

I then ran down the sidewalk on the campus at the med center. I did a quick feet exercise running sideways crossing right leg in front of left leg and then behind and repeating going the other way crossing left leg in front and in back of right leg. I continued running on the sidewalk to the next bench where I did 10 more bench jumps. I ran from there to a set of stairs where I jumped up each single stair. I then ran for another 10 minutes repeating the sideways run quick feet exercise 2 more times.

I only get a half hour for lunch so I don't overdo. I will do push ups and pull ups at home this evening as well.

I hope everyone has very happy holidays!

Stay active to keep those extra pounds away from eating all that yummy holiday food!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Busy Time of Year...

I have been so busy with the hustle and bustle of the season I haven't gotten on here to post what activities I have been doing.

I will start by explaining what Nic Leiting's Deck of Cards workout because I have been doing this frequently over lunch as I get maximum results with very little time. I only get 1/2 hour for lunch so I like to spend only 20 minutes or less exercising.

Deck O' Cards Workout:
Items needed: 1 deck of cards, 1 or more people

Assign an exercise for each suit. For example I usually do diamonds= push-ups, spades=mountain climber, clubs=prisoner lunges, hearts=prisoner squats. Change it up when you feel the need.

Shuffle up the deck and start flipping cards one by one. The number on the card is the number of reps you do for the exercise. J=11, Q=12, K=13

Very effective and makes me very sore by the next evening. No pain no gain.

I also have been doing running or stairs in the morning, along with the usual practice schedule of 3 days per week for 2 hours.

I will say that I think I was on my game Thursday night, and that this regimen is definitely helping.

Happy shopping!