So today I finished week 6 of Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer! It’s hard to believe that I’m half-way through the program already! Here are the workouts that I did this week:
One big thing I noticed this week is that I was not nearly as sore as I was during week 5. I attribute that to the fact that most of the exercises for week 6 were the same as in week 5.
As you can see, I needed to incorporate 4-30 minute sessions of ‘moderate intensity’ cardio. Since I only taught two classes this week, I needed to fit in two more 30 minute workouts. This meant that I needed to choose which mind numbingly boring cardio machine to spend 30 minutes on. I ended up choosing the elliptical trainer. I’m not kidding when I tell you that 30 minutes felt like an eternity. At least I had my iPod with me so I could listen to my next Spin® playlist while I did my thing. I actually tried my best to keep it moderate, which wasn’t easy for me. Maybe if I could ride the elliptical and blog at the same time it would make the time go faster:
Either way, that’s one hour of my life that I will never get back.
Because I went away last weekend, I put last week’s AND this week’s rest days together on Friday and Saturday so that I could have the weekend workout free. It was nice to have those two days, but it’s going to be a while before my next rest day. It’s not too bad though, because some days are easier than others-at least for me. For example, today I did back and it was only took about 35 minutes.
I’m looking forward to a little change in routine for next week. (I just noticed that the workouts change every two weeks…) Next week only calls for 3-30 minute cardio sessions. I actually picked up another class for the remainder of the summer so I will be teaching four classes next week. Even though my classes are more than 30 minutes and are definitely NOT what I would call moderate, they are going to have to count for my cardio next week, since I’m sure I won’t have any extra time. It will be tough to fit in my strength training, but I don’t want to get set back, so I will have to suck it up and just do it!
I will see you next week with my week 7 update!
In the meantime, check out my newest playlist:
I’m calling this one ‘The Power of Fives’ profile. It’s adapted from a profile by Bill P. at PedalOn which I believe he called ‘Building Blocks of Strenth’. It consists of nine blocks-four on the bottom level, three in the middle and two on top. Each block is 5 minutes of work. Here’s what we will do for each row:
Bottom row (four-5 minute blocks): 1. seated climb 2. standing climb 3. alternate seated/standing climb 4. riders choice
Middle row (three-5 minute blocks): 1. seated climb 2. standing climb 3. alternate seated/standing climb
Top row (two-5 minute blocks): 1. seated climb 2. standing climb
After we finish with the blocks, we’ll take a short recovery and then finish it off with some Tabata!
*You can cue this however you’d like, but Bill gives some great suggestions on his PedalOn post.
I haven’t come up with my visual yet, but I’m thinking I will need to whip one up or my peeps will get cranky!
Have a geat weekend!