Hyperextensions on Swiss Ball Again a move I have used in previous workouts, this gives a great stretch in the back. I did 3 sets of 10 reps, and probably should have used some sort of weight to make it harder, but my gym doesn’t have plates, maybe I could use a dumbbell next time.
Cardio 30 minutes of moderate intensity were on the agenda, so I set off for my first run in over 5 weeks. This.was.so.hard. I never realized how much cardiovascular fitness I had lost over the last 2 months or so, shocking! I found this really hard, and my legs still had that horrible heavy fatigued feeling in them that they had for the last couple of months, making every single step feel like a huge effort, even though I was going really really slow. Hugely frustrated because I feel like I’ve lost the base that I worked really hard towards with running, and I have to start all over again, which isn’t easy, especially when your legs are so heavy and fatigued (Don’t know why!?) that they won’t let you go any quicker. I think I’m just going to take it slowly and see how I get on over the next few weeks, hopefully it’s just something that will improve with time, but the heavy-dead-legs-thing does concern me a bit. I think I did around 2.72 miles, but I was going through a lot of park area, and it always sends my garmin off a little bit. I’m not sure I’m a huge fan of cardio after weights either as I’m already pretty fatigued by that point, but I’ll stick to the program and see how it goes!
The weight workout took around 32 minutes, so with the 30 minutes of cardio, this took around an hour to complete, which is an increase from the last few weeks but still totally manageable for those with little times on their hands or a tight schedule. I’ve amended quite a few of the moves, which shows it is possible to do this workout with less gym equipment, or even amend it for the home if you don’t have gym access.