I'm an endurance runner. This journal tracks my performance since the addition of HIIT circuits and spinning to my training. Always keep pushing. You will never know your limits unless you go looking for them.
It’s -30f outside this morning, so no running or anything outside for me today. Definitely a good excuse for knocking out some circuits! Abs and ass!
3x rounds of:
2x rounds of work/rest intervals timed 50/10. AMRAP:
I’ve been pretty bad about posting my workouts here lately, so here’s what happened this morning:
3x rounds as fast as possible:
20x Manmakers (12# dumbbells)
20x Deadlifts (65#)
50x High Knees w/ Oblique Twist
20x KB Swing (45#)
20x Overhead Extended Crunches (8# medicine ball)
10x 2-count Bicep Curls (20# dumbbells)
20x Russian Twists (8# medicine ball)
10x Jump Squats (Touch the floor!)
Hardcore Holiday Challenge: Day Two workout video is up!
This workout was BRUTAL, lol. Killed me! 3 rounds, 150 tricep dips and about 90 burpees of… uh… awesome.
I’m gonna be FEELING this tomorrow. :)
Here’s the circuit breakdown. Watch the video here.
- 10 Quick Feet & Burpee
- 15 Dips (right)
- 10 Jacks & Burpee
- 15 Dips (left)
- 10 High Knees & Burpee
- 20 Alternating Dips
3 rounds for time! This one’s hardcore, you’ve been warned!
Beginners: half the reps and try for more rounds! Use modified burpees & dips and go your own pace. No need to follow along. :)
PS- The quality’s a bit better this time, but things get blurrsville for about a minute in the middle! Thanks for your ongoing patience as I muffle through this. :)
See the challenge details here.
The temps outside are steady at -30, which makes for miserable running weather. Had fun knocking out this circuit instead and was thankful to not be out in the bitter cold!
3 rounds as fast as possible. Don’t sacrifice good form!
Finished in 00:35:41
Hit this one as fast and hard as possible.
5 min Hit the floor, Roll, Knee tuck, Roll, Jump Up
3 Rounds of the following for time
20x Squats (#45)
20x KB Deadlifts (#45)
20x KB Windmill (#20, each side)
50x KB Swing (#45)
25x Step up, Knee raise (each side, using a chair)
30x Russian Twist (#20, two count)
15x Jump tuck
There has been little running going on this month. Novembers seem to usually be like this, with the drastic change in the season’s temperatures. We’ve already seen everything from 10 degrees to -25. I’m hoping that I come to grips with winter soon and get back on the road.
In the meantime, I’ve been doing a lot of circuit training which has been a welcome and warm change of pace.
Today: 3 x Rounds for time
I finished in 00:27:08. No running has really slowed my burpees.
So the best move in the workout is the Plank Cross-kick, Knee-to-chest, Pushup. It is an amazing move for your core:
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.