Friday, February 19, 2010

You don't need a gym...

This morning I was up bright and early so I decided to hit up the gym for the 6am class

(of course baby wakes up at 5:40 and needs to eat so I nursed him all the while watching the clock hoping that he'd be done before 5:48 which is when I have to leave. it's like he knew and he finished and went right back to bed)

I walked into the room and there was nothing set up. No bosu balls. No benches. No steps. No mats. No kettlebells. No medicine balls. Nothing!

We were all kind of looking at each other, and then the trainers walk in and announce that it's a body weight class.

Wikipedia defines bodyweight exercise as: Bodyweight exercise is a form of strength training used to develop muscular strength and endurance, where the only resistance to movement is supplied by the weight of the practitioner's own body. Bodyweight exercises may involve minimal equipment.

I didn't really know what I was in for, but honestly? It was one of the hardest classes we've done!

1 minute jumping jacks
1 minute double ski jump
1 minute running high knees w/ punching in front
1 minute jumping jacks, squatting to touch your feet after arms in the air
1 minute burpees
1 minute squat jumps
1 minute mountain climbers
1 minute jogging

We did this for 3 sets. In between each sets we did 30 second seated chair position, 30 second of pulses while in the seated chair position, 20 power squats and 45 seconds of as many pushups as you can do.

And wow, it was a BRUTAL class and I can totally feel the affects already. It just goes to show you that you don't need fancy equipment to get the job done.

4 people had this to say:

Teresa said...

Glad baby cooperated and you got to the gym on time. Sounds like a tough workout. Have a nice day and a great weekend.

Miss Gogo said...

Holy crap. the fact that you get up in the morning to go to a 6am start class is amazing! And it is true about the fancy equipment. Sometimes Ava has me running around and dancing so much that I'm breaking a sweat!

Imerson said...

Bodyweight training is making a comeback, and for good measure. You do not need any expensive equipment, And you can work out practically anytime and anywhere.

Chantal said...

WOW that sounds crazy hard!