Last night Matt and I actually worked out together!
I love having a workout partner. Love. But if Matt and I are ever at the gym together we usually do different things. He starts with cardio then does lots of supersets of isolation exercises whereas I do big lifts, take lots of breaks, and rarely do cardio on my lifting days.
Plus I’m stubborn and like to stick to my programme like glue. As does he.
I recently structured a whole weightlifting programme for my brother-in-law Sean that I based on ideas from stronglifts and crossfit football. It starts with strength exercises (low reps and heavy weight of cleans, deadlifts, bench press, and squats) and ends with cardio complexes or circuits (little rest and lots of repetition).
Anyway, Matt’s been doing this programme too which is really exciting. He says it’s exhausting which is great for him because I know how much he likes a really tiring workout.
Last night while Matt was doing his Power Cleans and Inverted Rows I got my tread on. It was my cardio day.
30 minutes on the treadmill:
10 min jogging
12 min of intervals: 1 min at 6.0mph, 2min at 8.5mph
8 min cool down – jogging & walking
Afterward I met up with him to do a circuit from the programme:
Medicine Ball Circuit
16 rounds of
- 5 wall balls
- 4 alternating medicine ball push-ups
- 5 ball slams
Rest after every 4 rounds.
One of the trainers came over and told us not to do wall balls because it could damage the drywall (I really need to start workout out in a place with concrete walls) so we ended up just tossing the ball straight up in the air and catching it.
The workout was tiring but fun because I had a partner to do it with. I originally prescribed 30 rounds but we only did 16.
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