Stepmill HIIT Workout + Fitness Friday
|January 18, 2013||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Fitness Friday, Weekly Workouts|
I can’t believe it’s Friday already. While most Fridays I am ecstatic and ready for the weekend, today is a little different. Tomorrow Emmalyne and I head back to Savannah. I am super excited to get home to Chris and hug the pups but I hate the good byes with my family. BOO. It’s a good thing we already have our next trip on the calendar … it makes the parting slightly easier.
On to the fitness … One of my favorite things about coming home is getting to go the gym by my mom’s house. Why? One, they always hook me up with a guest pass so I can continue my workouts while traveling. But two, they have stepmills. I LOVE/hate the stepmill and think it’s such an awesome workout. I created this HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout the other week and have done it now a couple of times. It kicks my booty. Literally. Check it out:
AND since it’s Friday it’s time for another Fitness Friday. Since I can go to the gym here, I have stuck with my normal workout schedule for the week and feel great about my workouts.
Monday morning I went to the gym and did the stepmill HIIT workout followed by a CrossFit WOD (150 wallballs for time). Emmie and I were supposed to go to mom/toddler yoga in the morning but the class was cancelled so I went to an intermediate/advanced class that night. While the class was very different from what I am used to, it was still a great and challenging class. I even held a forearm stand unassisted for a few seconds! Take that 2013 resolutions 😉
Tuesday’s workout was a CrossFit WOD of 5 RFT of: 800m run, 15 KB swings, 15 push-ups. I completed it in exactly 30 minutes. I rounded out my running with another 1.5 miles on the treadmill and was spent.
I woke up with a cold and not feeling great. In retrospect, I should have taken a rest day. OOPS. Instead, I ran a slow 3 miles on the treadmill. I then did a CrossFit WOD of: 70 burpees, 60 sit-ups, 50 KB swings, 40 Push-Ups, 30 Squats. I felt like death warmed over and rested most of the day after. Embrace the rest days yo. It just isn’t always worth it 😉
Luckily for me, I woke up yesterday feeling MUCH better and ready to conquer the gym. I had repeats on the schedule and luckily my daily WOD gave me just that. It was 20 minutes AMRAP of 400m runs and 21 Deadlifts. I got thru 5 complete rounds and an additional 400m run. I still had one more repeat to do after so I added on another 1 mile run. Before calling it a day, I did 3 sets each of bench dips, tricep kick-backs, and cable push-downs.
Who knows what today will bring but if I am lucky a good sweat will happen 😉
What do you think of the stepmill? OR, what’s your favorite cardio machine?