Monday, 04/30/12: Stage 4, workout A3:
Dynamic mobility warm-up
Plank (on elbows):
These were so HARD today. I was shaking all over from the beginning of the very first plank. But I got through all sets without decreasing time. I could really feel them in my shoulders... Perhaps that's why they seemed harder today. But then why do my shoulders start to lack the strength/endurance to do them now?
Cable horizontal wood chop:
A. Front squat/push press:
B2. Dumbell one-point row:
C1. Static lunge, rear foot elevated:
C2. Push-up (not full ROM, but almost):
Metabolic: The room used for classes was empty, so I went in there and did kettlebell swings, jumping (on to a box, set-off with both feet), mountain climber's, sprints with jumping over boxes and changing direction after each box for ~15 minutes.
Notes: Despite the less than great start with the planks, this was a great workout - I felt so energetic! I don't know if it's all the energy-rich foods I ate in the weekend or the four days since the last workout, but I just had a feeling of "I want more" when I was done with the exercises. Added some metabolic work, which I actually enjoyed doing! I don't know what happened with me today