I am still missing the gym environment and my Burn Boot Camp classes but it seems like everything with the pandemic is improving in our area. I’m curious to know how things are where you live right now. Are you working out in a gym in person? Sticking with home workouts? Our gyms are open and have been for months but I’ve opted for home workouts and am admittedly feeling the itch to return to workouts outside of our garage. I’m not sure when I’ll take the plunge but it feels nice recognizing that it is at least on my radar again.
As for today’s blog post, below you will find a roundup of my workouts which looked primarily like strength training paired with rest days that included a lot of walking and chasing kiddos around!
Week of Workouts: March 2021
I kicked off the week with a rest day! No traditional workout for me but I did go on a walk with the boys and Sadie which is almost always on our daily agenda.
Tuesday: Dropset Biceps / Triceps / Shoulders Workout
I love a good dropset workout because changing up the number of reps for strength training exercises is a great way for me to stay engaged in a workout and keep boredom at bay. Tuesday’s workout focused on my biceps, triceps and shoulders and alternated shoulder and triceps exercises with a killer biceps drop set that had my biceps on fire!
I followed up this workout with a quick one mile run/walk with Sadie since I’m slowing incorporating running and some plyometric exercises back into my life now that I’m 6 months postpartum. It’s humbling for sure but it feels good to be working back up to exercises I enjoy incorporating into my workouts.
Wednesday was another rest day and I just focused on just moving my body through walks and playing with the boys and Sadie outside.
Thursday: Burn Boot Camp Push/Pull Workout
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On Thursday I followed a past Burn Boot Camp workout video via their YouTube channel in our garage. (The workout was very similar to this one.) The push/pull workout focused on my chest and back and I swear something about the chest fly exercise always leaves me feeling so sore! My chest was sore for several days after this one!
Friday: Superset Leg Workout
On Friday, I took myself through a superset leg workout that emphasized deadlifts and glute bridges – my two favorite lower body exercises! The above workout is one I previously shared on the blog because I loved it so much and knew I’d want to do it again. It was just as good the second time around!
Saturday: Upper Body Circuit (with a Little Core Work)
On Saturday morning, I went through another throwback PBF workout! It was oddly fun for me to do one that incorporated some BOSU burpees and mountain climbers in the mix and reminded me how much I enjoy workouts that pair some higher-intensity movements that spike my heartrate with traditional strength exercises. (Note: I swapped out the triceps cable press for resistance band triceps presses instead based on the equipment I had on hand.)
I wrapped up the week with another rest day and now I’m heading into this week feelin’ nice and fresh… well, for the most part, because the time change with kids in the mix is just a little bit killer. Ha!
Question of the Day
Where are you working out these days?
What does a week of workouts look like for you right now?