So it’s been a while since I posted a workout. Sorry about the wait, but I have been preoccupied with getting my New Project up and running, and I have been making a real effort to balance my work life and play life. Because I enjoy my blogging and Personal Training so much, I have the tendency to spend too much time networking online and not enough time nurturing my offline relationships. So this is something I am changing. Not only am I setting myself work hours for my online stuff, I am setting myself days off. Imagine that!
The other thing that is happening is that I am finally reducing my nursing hours from 3 to 2 nights per week to help reduce over all stress on the work-life front and give me more freedom to boost my Personal Training Projects. There are so many things just around the corner that I am so excited about and can’t wait to share with you. If I could be more specific, I would!
Speaking of projects, I have had countless requests for a post on my mobility drills and more info on my spinal movement “rehab” I have been talking about. I am waiting on the publication of an excellent article by Dave Dallanave on this topic (an article he privately sent me a month or two ago as a way to offer his help to my SI Joint situation). I want to use this article as a reference, so I’d rather wait until his article is posted But I will get all the info together for you, so you can all decide for yourselves if the same drills will help you. In other words – I’m on it
Now onto today’s workout!
Couplets Couplets, glorious couplets! I love em!
There are 5 couplets and I aimed to perform 2-3 rounds of each before moving on to the next one. In reality, I performed 3 rounds of the first couplet and 2 rounds of all the others (except couplet 3, as I explain in the video). Some couplets are more strength-focused (with set reps) and others give you a blast of conditioning/cardio type exercises (intervals).
For the interval-based couplets, set your Gymboss Interval Timer for either 4 or 6 cycles of 20 seconds rest and 40 seconds effort (or what ever times you prefer) and complete the said rounds.
- Good Old Goblet Squat x 12 – 15 reps (24kg)
- Diamond Push Ups x 12 – 15 reps (15, 12, 12)
Couplet 2 (intervals 20/40)
- Burpee (minus Push Up) (16, 14)
- Two-Handed KB Swing (24kg) (27, 28 )
Couplet 3 (only demonstrated the first exercise due to SIJ Pain)
- Single-Leg Deadlift (right and left) x 12 – 15 reps each leg
- Double KB Bent Over Row x 12 – 15 reps (2x16kg)
Couplet 4 (intervals 20/40)
- Side to Side Bench Jump Overs (about 48 – 52 reps)
- Dynamic Squat (30, 30)
- Side Bends (12kg) x 12 reps each side
- Plank Climber x 40 seconds (didn’t count)
This was a good workout today. I found couplets 1 and 2 the most challenging! I really like the Diamond Push Ups!
Hope you all enjoy it and I’ll be back soon with more
MarianneTags: couplets, home workouts, kettlebell, strength and conditioning