Since I completed Cathe’s October 2011 rotation, I had to find something else to do. I looked high and low and found Cathe’s October 2013 Rotation.
The goal is still to work on building up my strength and conditioning.
Sunday – Farm Chores! I headed out to the farm by myself.
I did a good portion of chores and then decided to get some training time in on Poppy. We need to learn how to jump….so, I ran him over some jumps, me jumping a long side of him. I think I had more fun than him but he loves being told how good he is. We worked on that for a half hour or better. Then I walked him out to cool him out but I think I was the only one sweating!
Since Dakota decided to come in the ring with us, she got worked, too! Ponies do not like work. However, she enjoyed her people time though…she’s incredibly adorable.
Then I went back and finished my chores.
Monday – Today I started Cathe’s October 2013 Rotation. It looks like there’s more variety in this one but I reserve the right to implement changes where ever needed and or wanted.
Today was Rockout Knockout and I just did this one Friday but I did it anyway. The music is really good in this one. I still didn’t wear my weighted gloves for any of it but I think it’s best to give my back some more time to heal.
Love this workout!
Tuesday – Today’s workout was Xtrain Disk 2 Bi’s and Tri’s.
Here’s how it went:
Alternating Standing Curls – 2X12# DB’s
Standing Overhead Extensions Double Arm – 15# KB
Incline Curls on Stability Ball- 2X12 DB’s
Flat Bench Tricep Extension – 2X12 DB’s
Seated Concentration Curls – 12 DB
One Arm Kick Backs with Tubing and 5# DB – I used a 12 with no tubing
Standing W Curls with DB’s &Tubing – I used 12 with no tubing
Seesaw Push Ups on Ball
Seated Hammer Curls on Stability Ball – 2X12
Seated Overhead Extensions One Arm-DB – 2X12
Preacher Curl on Stability Ball One Arm – 12
Side Leaning One Arm Overhead Extensions on Ball – 12
Slow Mo Eccentric Curls With Tubing -no tube 2X12
Cross Body Kickbacks – 12
Incline Reverse Curls on Ball-Dumbbell – 2X12
One Arm Plank Kickbacks – 12 off a 10″ step
Hammer Curl Double Arm Crazy 8s – 2X12
Crazy Dips – had to rest in between a few times. I don’t have much love for this exercise.
Wednesday – This morning was Xtrain Cardio Leg Blast. I was really conservative with the weights since I wasn’t sure how my back would take it. We’ll find out later.
hop Squats – Surprised I did most of these
Alternating Back Lunges 12# DB
Touch down Squats to Power Scissors – Not much touching here…
Plie Squats 18#5B -
Explosive Side Lunge 9# kB
Elevated Lunges 18#kb
Forward Jump/Back 2 pleas – Didn’t use the band
Wide leg Dead lifts 2X12# DB’s
Plyo jacks to air jacks
Squats 2X12# DB’s
Step ups (2 risers) 2X12# DB’s
Lowered step to 1 riser each side
Power 7′s to jack – My Power 7′s didn’t have much power…
Static Lunges 2X12# DB’s
Fast feet Shuffle recover with Jump ropes
Plie squats 18# KB
Plyo jump on step
Dead Lifts, toes elevated 2X12# DB’s
Plyo Jump on step
Side lunges 15# DB
Step knee down tap to jump freeze
Single leg Dead lifts 2X12# DB’s
Knee off the side over the step 6 times knee off the back – I was so exhausted I did mine behind the step.
Alternating front Lunges on to the step 2X20# DB’s
It was a GREAT workout! I did have to modify some of the jumping. But I really didn’t modify all that much.
Thursday – Cathe had CrossFire up for today. Not thinking, i went with it but decided on doing the lower impact premix giving myself permission to stop early if needed. I made it about 40 min in where she goes back to the Low Impact Cardio Tabata. No abs…my was done.
Not sure why she put this one so close to cardio leg blast???? To be honest, it was too much for my back but I went with it anyway, I’m such a hard head. I used 10′s to Cathe’s 10′s and 2.5 to Cathe’s 3′s. 10 to Cathe’s 15 for wood chops.
When Cathe did the Jump turns I did front kicks with a punch to the ground. It seemed to work and less impact.
Friday – Today’s workout was Party Rockin’ step 2. I borrowed this one from a friend. This one was tricky but it was actually perfect. It kept my brain in the game.
The music was really fun and the moves were fresh and new. I had a problem with the last combo. She was doing burpees and I just did down ups. Also for her uneven jump squats, I just did uneven squats and the box around the step….I just sort of marched. I just don’t have that kind of balance to stay up and moving in that position. I only used the topper for my step. I got over 6000 steps, so that’s a really great thing.
Saturday – Was the hay auction. We only bought 60 bales and it was just us girls but we ended up with some manly help. But there were still lots of bale tossing and farm work.
Observations: There have been noticeable improvements in my strength and balance. I’ve even toned up and dropped a few pounds.