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Brutal Jump Rope Circuit

This one was a killer.  Probably because I ran before I did it, but when I got to burpees I don’t think I realized how brutal it was.  Oh and for the jump rope part, you must go fast…this workout is speed speed speed!

Warmup: 20 min run in the dark 😀

each group is 60:60 (both work) for a total of 4 min

  • Jump Rope
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Jump Rope
  • Mountain Climbers

30 sec rest (your only rest)

  • Jump Rope
  • High Knees
  • Jump Rope
  • High Knees

30 sec rest

  • Jump Rope
  • Squat Jumps
  • Jump Rope
  • Burpees

30 sec rest

  • Jump Rope
  • Kettlebell Swings (or dumbell, sandbag, water jug, sand bag)
  • Jump Rope
  • Kettlebell Swings

30 sec rest

  • Jump Rope
  • Jump Lunges
  • Jump Rope
  • Jump Lunges

Cooldown…Ab Ripper Plus (didnt do it yesterday lol) and stretching.


Tabata Saturday

I am sick…well more like an allergic reaction that went horribly wrong.  But I want to talk about being sick and working out.  Some people will use it as an excuse, some people will push through it.  Growing up, I had coaches that would say:  “unless you are throwing up, have vertigo effect, or have a high fever then you are still going to practice.  Just do what you can do.”  Usually halfway through a workout they’ll tell us to just stop and cool down because there is no point in pushing yourself beyond exhaustion.

To be honest exercising can actually make you feel better.  Just a regular run can do it, doesn’t have to be anything hard…..unless you want to find your limits.  I already know my sick limits…so onto today’s workout.

Tabata workout- 20:10 8 rounds for each exercise. 30-60 seconds before moving onto the next one, check your heart rate if you want.

Switch Lunge Jumps (2 jumps count as 1).  Make it easier by taking out the jump and just do a step lunge.  Make it harder by adding weights.

Pushup Burpees.  Make it easier by stepping back and/or taking out the jump and just stand up.  Make it harder by adding a med ball and do the pushup on the medball and jump up with the medball.

Skater Touchdowns (1 jump counts as 1) (or better described as side lunge jump touchdowns.  Keep the arm that is not on the ground on the bent leg so you don’t hurt yourself) Make it easier by taking out the jump and just do side lunge touchdowns. Make it harder by adding a weight, if dumbells then still touch the ground slightly, if ball then just do around the world with the arms.

Ski plank jumps (1 jump counts as 1) (was going to do plank side-to-side in and outs but this works your calfs better) Make it easier by just doing plank jacks. Make it harder by putting hands on a med ball.

Prisoner Low Jacks (You will want to automatically want to round your back, focus on keeping your chest up to keep your back straight) Make it easier by just doing prisoner jacks or just prisoner squats.  Make it harder by going lower or adding weight.







Dec 6 2012 Workout

Warmup = 20 min run…outside in 20° weather.  You have no idea how refreshing this felt.

Ass Busting Workout

(1 round instead of 2)

Part 1 10:10 for 2 minutes

  • Jump Lunges
  • Mountain Climbers

Keep your legs mounted where you land for the last jump and drop down or straighten up for the next interval.

Part 2 200 freestyle jump rope (actually figured out proper jump rope form…I don’t jump rope and when I do it looks hilarious…but actually nailed it) Took me about 2 minutes

Part 3 repeat part 1

Part 4 10:40 for 5 minutes

  • Sumo squat and leg raise on pullup bar (12/10/11)
  • Pull up (10/9/9) (used a chair to help get up, trying to ween off of the chair)

Then I decided I didn’t want to kill my legs because I was lifting tomorrow for p90x lower body workout so did the Burpees are Forever…which killed my legs anyways.

Burpees are Forever

10:50 12 rounds

  • 1 Legged Pushup Burpee with Side Jump (or ski jump, you can use both feet for side jump!)
  • Side Pushup Burpee
  • Starburst Burpee (plank, jump back, jack out, pushup, jack in, jump in, jump into a star!)

If your legs start need a bit of recovery but you mentally want to keep going or your upper body isn’t feeling the torment yet then then…. instead of jumping in/out from plank just step in/out and instead of jumping up just stand up.  Your legs will get a bit of recovery so they can jump back in and finish the interval.

Scores for Burpees are Forever:

  • 9/9/9/9
  • 11/10/10/10
  • 10/9.5/9/9

Cool down ended up with walking around the house in circles for 10 minutes straight and some stretching.