Bootcamp:Another great class! The kickboxing circuit added a
little variety this week and the obstacle course had everyone moving
Workout included: warm up (walk/jog)/mini square of despair (walk 3/run
1, walk 2/run 2...); circuit 1 repeated twice at 40 sec work/20 sec
rest (punch w/rotation, knees/front kick, upper cuts, side squat/side
kick, fast front punches, jump rope; circuit 2 repeated twice at 40 sec
work/20 sec rest (bicep curls, front lunges, tricep kickbacks, side
lunges, push ups, squats), our obstacle course (any movement on agility
ladders, run/touch with cones, balance line) and our core exercises and
Haven't decided yet which exercises to add next time...
If any of you want a link to some good routines/info on how to do
specific exercises, check out the American Council on Exercise site http://www.acefitness.org/workouts/default.aspx.
Mind/Body Fusion (Yogilates)Now that we’re more familiar with the exercises/asanas, we’re able to move a little quicker and add on to our routine.
This week’s sequence included: warm up: Mountain pose/tadasana,
standing spine roll, Eagle arms/chest stretch; supine series (back on
mat): 100s, single leg stretch, double leg stretch, single straight leg
stretch, double straight legs stretch, crisscross, leg circles, bridge
pose/setu bandasana with extension, rolling like a ball, boat pose and
rollover prep; seated series: forward fold/paschimotadasana, cow face,
saw; standing series: straddle fold/prasarita padotadasana,
warrior/virabadrasana II, swimmers' stretch/side angle pose,
triangle/trikonasana, warrior III, walk down to plank; prone series
(stomach on mat): cat/cow, downward dog, child’s pose/balasana and we
finished up with a full body stretch, spine twist/jathara
parivartanasana, final resting pose/savasana and neck stretches.
A few of you asked about links to sites that show a few of these exercises“
Yoga: I met a yoga instructor at a bootcamp workshop I attended a few
weeks back. She has a great site with some of the yoga asanas we’ve
done in class. While I use these poses to improve fitness/help
alleviate pain, she is more focused on the philosophy/traditional
aspects. But her site is very informative. http://www.yoga-poses-and-beyond.com/
Pilates: This site lists many of the basic Pilates-based exercises we do in class, but I do not personally know the author. http://pilates.about.com/.
I found that the easiest way to find specific exercises here is to use
the “search” box at the top right of the screen. Some of the breathing
may be a little different on a few of these.
Another class may be starting up after this 6-week session ends on Nov 2.