Hello ladies! I found the new thread! LOL
I just wanted to drop in with my workouts from the weekend quick, just to let you guys know what I've been up to. On Saturday I did: Afterburn (minus c/d) + KBKB Body Series: Abs/core (minus w/u).
This was my first time doing the abs workout from this set and I'm happy to say I loved it a lot more than I thought I would! I felt really worked in my core when I was done. You guys know how I love to work my core and lower body!
The first five minutes of KBKB Abs was only so-so, but then suddenly she started doing some really creative, fun and effective core moves that I seriously enjoyed! I found it was a great add-on to Afterburn as well since AB is pretty core focused with the plethora of plank type work in it. Overall, very happy about this combo!
Then yesterday, I did: Crossfire: Triple Tabata premix (minus c/d) + Lower Body Blast (minus w/u, standing plus the first firewalker exercise on the floor, then clamshells with the band
while she did hydrants). For the standing work I wore my vest with 19.5 lbs in it. I did do the cardio bursts with the vest, but there was very little air under my feet with it on!
LOL Also, there was NO way I was doing box jumps onto an 8 inch step with almost 20 lbs on me so I did the modified version Cathe shows which is basically alternating a squat jump with plyo jack. Again, just a teensy bit of daylight between my feet and the mat on those jumps.
I also subbed some of the deadlifts for sumo deadlifts. I am loving that move!
- I was loving the pics of your trip to Alaska on facebook! Awesome!
Congrats on the new furniture!
- It sucks being bored at work, although it does give more forum time. lol
How's B doing? IIRC, he was struggling with an ear infection right? I hope he feels better!
- I am so happy you are loving the deadlifts nowadays!!
I remember when we first started the check in those were so difficult for you with your back issues. Yippee for muscle! Even though I mostly use my dvds for the strength work I am SO much stronger and more muscular than when I wasn't working out. I have no issues with low back pain or other nagging little aches anymore.
I do notice if I go more than a week without working out at all I start to feel a little achy and...uhh...my age.
Exercise keeps you young!
- One of the girls from my VF check in did a stint with Brett's Strong Curves and she LOVED how her butt looked after that rotation!
None of us can keep away from Cathe's cardio for too long, though.
That's why we call ourselves the Endorphin Junkies. It is like a necessary vitamin! We can't go without it for too long!
- I hope everything is going well in your corner of the world, especially with that work/home/me time balance! I'm curious to see how you do with Nia's program if you'll enjoy it as much as Natty!
Have a great day ladies! TTFN! (ta ta for now...