Office Chair Workouts: Week 3
Monday: Booo! Migraine!
Sometimes working out when you have a headache will help, because you get all the blood flowing. Other times it will just make you barf. Today was too close to barfy—and a very important reminder to keep up on my water intake!
Tuesday: Still a little wimpy from yesterday…
I did 1 set of each exercise.
17 reps on each side.
Not my best effort, but still, at least I got off my butt and did it.
Wednesday: Vindication, or I’m A Hoss!
Same workout lineup as yesterday. Only this time I did a timed workout: 23 minutes (that’s all I had, not including stretching)
I did 3 sets of 12 reps on each side.
That’s 36 plank up downs on each side. That’s a total of 72 plank up downs. 72! Woot!!!
That might be small peas to a lot of people, but it was pretty awesome for me. And it wasn’t easy. I may or may not have ended each set yelling by M@THERF^CKER! and falling over clutching my core. But, indignity aside, I am pleased with my overall performance for this workout.
Thursday: Bullying Through
Sometimes the workout is harder for your mind, for your self-discipline, than for your body. While this workout was physically challenging, I found it to be most difficult mentally. Why? First of all, I didn’t get much sleep last night, because instead of going to bed after coming home from work like I should have, I stayed up and watched 4 episodes of Burn Notice. That was dumb. So getting my workout started this morning was a challenge. Second of all, I timed this workout at 25 minutes and figured I’d get maybe 4 sets in. I had time for 6. So, by the time I got to 5, I was tired. When I realized I could do one more, my brain went into “quit and justify it” mode. Normally, I would have stopped and found a way to be ok with it. After all, 5 sets is pretty damn good, right? But then I remembered the MR340 and how I have to be able to mentally bully through 4 straight days of paddling, and I knew then that if I couldn’t make myself do a 6th set of my morning workout, I might as well pack up the paddles and not bother training for the race. It’s a small thing I did today physically, but a big thing mentally. High fives!
Callan Triceps x 50
Jacks x 40
High Knees x 30
Shoulder Taps x 20
1/2 Burpee Holds x 10
All this x 6 sets. So that’s 300 Callans, 240 Jacks, 180 High Knees, 120 Shoulder Taps, and 60 1/2 Burpee Holds. Boo-yah!
Friday: Floor Routine
OMGLBIFD x 50
Leg Circles x 40 (20 on each side)
Toe Taps x 30 (15 on each side)
Mt. Climbers x 20 (on each side)
All of this x 3 sets
Surprisingly tough workout for ye ole abdominals and hip flexors. Phew!