Between being sick and getting snowed in it has been REALLY hard to keep anything like a regular workout schedule. I’ve managed to sneak in at least 4 per week, but I feel like my whole mojo is off. I find I don’t work out as hard at home because I get distracted by all the stuff around the house, and I feel anxious to get back to work.
I’m on the hunt for an ab / core routine. Right now I’m doing three repetitions of the following circuit, performing each exercise for 20 seconds and then resting for 10 seconds before going on to the next one:
- side crunches (one set left one set right)
- side plank (one set each side)
That takes 9 minutes, and then I do three sets of 10 “toe touches” where I hang from the pull up bar and try to touch my toes to the bar while keeping my legs straight. At this point I’m not getting my feet anywhere near the bar, and have to stop to rest in the middle of the third set.
Overall the routine is kinda weak. I could probably stand to add some russian twists and v-ups into the circuit, but the most frustrating thing about it is I’m not really quantifying the work I’m doing. My back routine uses weights, and I can track the number of reps and weight I use to see progress over time. With my core routine it’s just sort of “oh, well I did that. good for me.”
Here’s hoping next week brings better weather and a return to my normal routine.
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