I'm an endurance runner. This journal tracks my performance since the addition of circuits and spinning into my training. Always keep pushing. You will never know your limits unless you go looking for them.
I did this short leg workout yesterday (posted on JennFitt.ca) and my glutes are SO SORE today I can’t believe it. I ran 40 miles a few weeks ago and my legs weren’t this sore afterward.
I’m posting this workout in the greatest HIITs. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a great leg workout that you can do in your living room.
Do each exercise and rest 20 seconds. Repeat circuit 3 times.
I’m at the beginning of a couple of weeks of taper before a 40mi race on the 15th so I’ve been taking things easy. My calves are finally to the point that they aren’t stiff when I wake up (which had really come to feel normal this year, which is a bit disconcerting).
This morning’s workout was just to maintain and get the blood flowing and not to push anything too far. Taper time is the best time :)
3 Rounds of:
10 Thrusters (45#)
20 Russian Twists (#20)
20 Burpee Pushups
20 Dead lifts (#45)
20 High/Low planks
I’ve wondered about some of these, but don’t have anyone to ask. Cool cheatsheet.
3 rounds of the following
100 High knees
100 Switch Kicks
**80 Burpees ** (First round only)
10 Thread the needles (L)
10 Thread the needle (R)
25 Frog jumps
10 Push up Jacks
10 In & out planks
Yesterday was my long run (18mi) so today I didn’t want to over-work my legs. This workout ended up be a super combination of recovery cardio, core strengthening, and mobility to workout stiff muscles. It’s going down in my notebook as a keeper.
My buns are already feeling today’s workout, so this one’s going down as a fav.
AMRAP 10 min (Zuzana’s ZWOW #28)
I just discovered thrusters so I threw in a few using just an Olympic bar in the beginning of the workout to try them out. By the end of the set I could feel my quads getting fatigued. I love them!