I actually talked myself into this one. I stood in front of my barbell quite prepared to do a quick 5×5 with bench as a delicious side but remembered that I had planned to do The Warrior. Usually I would ignore my plan and do whatever it was that I wanted however with my return to daily workouts still in it’s infancy I thought it would be better to stick to my plan. Not only that, I wanted to save the Oly lifting for the weekend so that I can actually increase the weights which, as you can probably imagine, increased the total workout time. I was pushed for time as it was, and so I crossed my fingers, hoping not to hear andy Forrest Gump and turned on Warrior. As it turns out, this is my favourite kind of workout. It’s a true bootcamp style workout based on upper, core and lower power moves. It’s simple, but incorporated the whole body and as with most of these workouts is very scaleable. However, my complaint of the day again is my legs. I’m pretty sore, and I am back in the bad habit of not getting to bed at 1030 like I am supposed to but sitting up and falling asleep watching TV. Not only that, but because I am tired I know that my posture for burpees and all the moves where you have to touch the floor isn’t the best so I now have a sore mid back on the left side. It may be time for some Yoga X since I am actually interested to find out what a 30 minute yoga session looks like.
So it’s pretty much the end of week 2 and since I don’t really update on the weekend my feelings are as follows:
Starting over sucks. Week 1 is a mixture of anticipation, overenthusiasm and pain whereas week 2 devolves into pretty much just pain. However, capability and endurance begin to shine through and you definitely start to reap some rewards, however they are usually pushed back into oblivion by your screaming thighs and calves / shoulders. However, I have started with a blast, 10 days out of 11 and so as I progress I can start to ease back to my 80% goal and hopefully work rest into my schedule. I am glad I started over, it’s good to feel capable again.
By the way, I stole this moves list from the interwebs for The Warrior.Oh, abnd one more thing, you actually get REST periods in this workout!!
PLANK SPHINX PUSH-UPS
DOWN DOG CRUNCHES
SIDE LUNGE JUMP SHOT
DOUBLE UPPER CUT SPRAWLS
ONE LEG JUMP SQUATS
ELBOW, OVER THE TOP ELBOW, SPRAWL
FIFER SCISSOR TWIST
WARRIOR SQUAT LUNGES