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Office Chair Workouts: Week 5

Monday:  Holiday = Yard Work

Took a holiday with the fam.  Did yard work with Husband.  It counts.

Tuesday:  A lot, Not as many

Today’s workout bounced back and forth between exercises I can do a lot of and exercises I can’t do as many of.  So I alternated 30 reps and 15 reps x 2 sets.  Plus, today was the official start of my challenge to learn a new yoga position every day for a week.  Claire, of the very cool Ascent Blog, had a giveaway contest which required leaving an idea for a week-long challenge in the comments, and the yoga poses thing was my suggestion for a challenge.  I figured if I can tell other people to do it, I should probably give it a go myself.  Lol.  Today’s position was bridge pose.

Wednesday:  Century and a half

For today’s workout, I did the Double Century Workout by Alfonso Moretti.  But, as I was crunched for time, I did not do the whole thing twice—instead, I did all the unilateral exercises once, and I paused the video and did both sides in one set for all of the bi-lateral exercises.  So, I’m calling it a century and a half.  I was not at all surprised at the exercises that kicked my ass—-Moretti does love his burpees.  But I was excited to see that some of the exercises were no problem for me—basically all the ones that require balance, stability and flexibility over upper body strength.  So bird dogs, one leg dead lifts, and squats were pretty simple.  Even the planks, while challenging, were doable.  But, as usual, every exercise involving push-ups had to be heavily modified to inclined push-ups, and gentle ones at that.  My shoulder is no bueno today.  Will definitely be adding “gladiators”, “t-planks”, and “v-ups” to my regular rotation!

Today’s yoga pose:  Lizard Pose

Thursday-Friday = Sick days :(

I’ve got a cold.  With a fever.  No working out for me.  So, I’m thinking that I’ll try my yoga pose challenge again next week.

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