Hola and happy Friday. Fun fact: anytime I visit somewhere with a large Spanish speaking population, people always assume I speak Spanish and begin chatting away to me. I do not, in fact, speak Spanish although I certainly wish I did. For whatever reason I was determined to learn French when I was growing up and took it in high school and college. I’m sad to say that my French isn’t much better than my Spanish these days. Foreign language never seemed to click for me and I really struggled with it.
Most likely because I’ve been at it since 6:30 a.m. this morning. I’ve really cut back on my personal training lately in an effort to get a little better balance with my personal time but I ended up with four back to back clients/classes this morning and then a full day in the office. So since I did see so many clients this morning I thought it’d be fun to share with you the warm up circuit I put them through. Yes, you read that right…this was their warm up although they didn’t do the burpee broad jumps between every movement sequence but instead 10 at the top of every set. I do not have a reputation of being an easy trainer. 😉
I love a few things about this workout. First, it’s all bodyweight movements so you can do it pretty much anywhere. Second, it’s a great mix of cardio and bodyweight strength movements. And third, I love the mix of full range movements, jumping/plyo movements and isometric static holds. It burns!!!!!!!!!
As always, try it out and let me know what you think. And for those of you unfamiliar with burpee broad jumps, you do a burpee and then instead of jumping straight up, you jump as far as you can in front of you. Make sense? You could sub normal burpees if you don’t have room for the broad jumps. For reference, my clients did a mix of the push ups on knees and toes for the regular and static holds but did the dynamic jumps on their knees. What you’re doing here is performing a push up but then exploding from the ground and trying to jump the hands off the ground. It’s really hard!
Here’s a quick video of me performing this circuit so you can see the movements and my form.
In less exciting news, I cracked my iPhone screen today. Given my general clumsiness and lack of grace, I cannot believe this hasn’t happened sooner but I barely even set it down on a concrete patio and it shattered. Boo. I think I’m going to try to hold out for the 5S. I still have a regular 4.
Sushi for lunch helped me forget about the cracked iPhone screen.
And now I’m off to spend my Friday evening and Saturday in an acro yoga workshop. Pray for me people. I’m going to need to find my yoga breathing and surrender some control! 😉
Enjoy the weekend!