My Personal Workouts for this Week
I do this from time to time over at my other blog, The Fit Dad Says, but I thought I’d throw this one up here too.
I get a lot of questions about what my personal workouts look like. I guess people want to know if I’ve got some secret way of working out that I don’t share with anyone else…or they’re just curious as to what the heck I do.
My workouts are a lot like the workouts I give you, except sometimes I’ll use some more advanced exercises. The principles and “tone” of the workouts are the same, I just throw in some different variables.
Anyway, here’s a quick rundown of my workouts for the week up to this point…
Monday – Bodyweight Workout, approximately 20 minutes total:
10-Minute Circuit of:
1A) “T” Push-up – 15 reps
1B) Bodyweight Squat – 25 reps
1C) Pike Push-up – 12 reps
I did as many circuits as I could in 10 minutes trying to rest the least amount possible.
Then I did another 10 minute circuit that was a little more metabolic in nature, but still worked my arms nicely.
1A) Close Grip Push-up – 15 reps
1B) Burpees – 8 reps
1C) Jack Knife – 15 reps
1D) Decline Close Grip Push-up – 12 reps
1E) Mountain Climber on Carpet Sliders – 30 seconds
By the way, those carpet sliders are my new favorite workout toy. I bought them to use in my boot camps, but liked them so much I kept a pair at home. I do different mountain climber variations, lunges, plank extensions, leg curls, etc. and they are killer. I highly recommend you pick up a pair.
Tuesday’s 10-Minute Circuit:
1A) Inverted Row – 10 reps
1B) Forward Lunge – 6 reps
1C) Reverse Lunge – 6 reps
1D) Rear Flies – 10 reps
Did as many circuits as I could in 10 minutes without resting and my legs were feeling it…not to mention my upper back.
I had some more time, so I went on to a little arm’s workout and did the following for 5 minutes:
1A) Hammer Curl – 15 reps
1B) Rear Flies – 15 reps
1C) DB Curl – 15 reps
That felt good on the arms.
Wednesday did another 10-minute bodyweight circuit from home, just like Monday.
1A) Decline Spiderman Push-up – 10 reps
1B) 1 ½ Squat – 15 reps (makes the legs burn!)
1C) Push-up/Jack Knife combo – 12 each
Then I did another 10-minute circuit…
1A) Side Plank Extension – 12 per side
1B) Spiderman Mt. Climbers on Carpet Sliders – 30 seconds
1C) Close Grip Push-ups – 12 reps
1D) Wide Grip Push-ups – 12 reps
I have no idea how many push-ups I did, but it was A LOT. I can’t say this enough, but you gotta do push-ups…gotta, gotta, gotta.
How was that for proper grammar?
I don’t know what the rest of my week will look like since I’m heading to Austin tomorrow and don’t have ANY time to workout before I leave town. My only hope is that there’s a gym in the hotel and that it’s open 24 hours.
Then I’ll do a bodyweight workout in my hotel room and just might film that for you, although I’d have to put on shorts and a tank top, rather than just rolling out of bed which is what I usually do with my hotel room workouts…so maybe I’ll be too lazy to set up the camera.
Watch and see!
Talk to ya soon!