I'm feeling good about this week - now that my legs are almost back to normal after last week. Ha! Yes, it took that long (my STS Legs occurred on Tuesday of last week).
Monday: STS Back and Biceps + walk + YWA
Wow. So all these trisets are super effective. During the bicep portion, my arms were shaking. Ouch! I had to gradually decrease my weights because my biceps were objecting so vigorously. But it was a great workout! At lunch, I walked for 30 minutes and then did five minutes of stretching - since I had no active minutes in the morning, according to my FitBit. My upper back and shoulders were achy at the end of the day so I did this YWA for some relief. It felt really good!
Tuesday: STS Legs + YWA
After hurting all last week from STS Legs, I was a bit nervous about this week's session. It sure wasn't easy and my heart rate was super elevated throughout the trisets. But I got through it without my thighs objecting too much, which is an improvement from last week. I'm trying to tell myself that I don't need cardio workouts 6 days a week so there was no lunchtime walk today. After work, I did this lovely YWA and added in some extra hamstring stretches - because my hammies were the only parts of my legs complaining.
Wednesday: Cathe's XTrain All Out Low Impact HIIT + YWA
Cardio today! I was looking forward to this HIIT today and was happy with it - sometimes I don't know what to expect from Cathe. This was low impact but I made some of it high impact....and my heart rate stayed up the entire time, even in the "low" segments. So I got a good workout! After work, I did this yoga for actors, which was all standing. It was good to do some balancing poses, though they're not my favorite.
Thursday: Cathe's ICE Rock'm Sock'm Kickbox + weights
This was a fun morning! I really do enjoy kickboxing and Cathe's kickboxing always gets my heart rate up. She mixes in plenty of cardio into Rock'm Sock'm so it was a really good cardio workout. And fun! I'll definitely have to do this one again! At lunch, I did weights at the rec center. Ugh. I hate them but at least I got it over with. I did all the leg machines today - and they weren't too painful, thank goodness, despite my hamstrings still being a bit achy from Tuesday.
Friday: PeakFit Dynamic Flexibility
Ah, relaxing Fridays are my favorite! I love Dynamic Flexibility so was happy when this popped up on my schedule for today. Michelle makes me happy! I was going to do some ab work afterward, but after having stomach issues last night, my core still felt raw and unhappy. So no abs today.
Saturday: STS Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps + Ripped with HIIT Low Impact HIIT One + abs
I started with cardio today - this low impact HIIT workout lasted 30 minutes. It was really effective - my heart rate was sky high. And mostly low impact - wow! I like it! After that, it was time for STS - and this one ran 65 minutes. My arms were aching afterward - and they were a bit shaky. Wow. I then did 12 minutes of abs (Cathe's) and stretched. Talk about an effective, exhausting morning.
Sunday: Cathe's Old School Cardio Plus Kickboxing + Pauline Nordin's Butt Bible Lower Level 3 + 180 lunges
Okay - another long workout day. I started off with 45 minutes of Cathe's live Old School Cardio. This one is a lot of fun - and non-stop. I like mixing up HIIT and steady-state cardio because they are both so challenging. After this, I did 180 walking lunges. Ouch. Then - Butt Bible. Level 3 is definitely a challenge. Just doing the step-ups onto a chair almost did me in (I had to use something shorter). By the time the hip thrusts came in, I was in agony. Ouch!
I had four really good days this week. But then Sunday was horrible. Sigh.