More body weight workouts
Most days I will have a look at the www.crossfit.com main site to see what has been posts as the workout of the day as to be honest I like it when others are doing the programming for me and I think most people enjoy that also. I will still pick my own strength exercises that I need to work on but for metcons I look there and of course http://crossfit.ie/workouts/ because I work there and enjoy their programming. I will still come up with my own workouts for my clients and group sessions but as mentioned I love these two sites not only for the workouts but also the articles and videos that are informative and inspirational.
This was fairly impressive, those Aussies are dam tough.
Anyway, back on track now as yesterdays main site workout was -
10 rounds of –
10 pull ups (do inverted rows or even a one arm row instead)
10 ring dips (do press ups instead if you need to or parallel bar dips)
10 sit ups
These kind of workouts I quite enjoy as even for someone like me that is 14stone or 90kg I do not mind the body weight stuff as I have been doing them for years. This is a brillian workout for those with limited equipment and even just do 5 rounds of this to begin with but know that 10 rounds is the real deal.
I wrapped it up in 13.20mins and video below shows the last few rounds. I was happy I got all the squats, sit ups and of course the pull ups all unbroken.
The key to the workout is keeping a steady pace and stopping when you need to rather than getting to the point when you are doing just 1-2 reps of say press ups/dips or pull ups/inverted rows. Stop to take that break and get right back in.
The only problem I had with this session was my arms were fairly torn up from the straps of the rings rubbing against my arms for 100reps! Plenty of aloe vera was applied and ice on them last night but they still look like bad sunburn today!
So ring dips and muscle ups will have to take a break for the next few days and I think some deadlifting will be on the cards today. It’s important to remember that body weight workouts like this can help the majority of people to get into great shape but I would still encourage you to do at least one session where you lift heavier and take your time working on your base strength.
All the best and remember consistency is the key so keep the diet and training on track so you can look and feel your very best