It's swinging day and the workout went along these lines:
Two-Hand Swing, 30 seconds
Clean and Squat, 30 seconds (right arm)
Clean and Squat, 30 seconds (left)
Row, 30 secs (r)
Clean...Squat...Press...Snatch...Rack...Press (60 secs)
Next up, reps:
15 V-Ups or Knee-Hug Sit-Ups
30 Two-Hand Swings
50 Mountain Climbers (25 Per Leg)
20 Rows (L & R)
10 Around the Body with a Catch and Lunge
Clean...Squat...Press...Triceps Dip...(60 secs)
The 20 kettlebell cleans totally owned me...
For more ab work, we grabbed a medicine ball and did windshield wipers and crunches. I asked Chip if he felt the burn. Burned out, he replied.
In the middle of the workout, Marisa told us that newbie, Paige, had done over 100 push-ups the other day. I mouthed Who cares? and Marisa ratted me out. I care, she said. I do need to be more careful. I don't know Paige and I shouldn't joke with someone the first time that I make their acquaintance...
Went home and popped Stretch Max into the DVD. Did stretch routine two with the fitness ball. The music is so relaxing. A lot of the moves reminded me of yoga moves -- with support. I encountered bridge, child's pose, up and downward-facing dog and a floor spine twist. The ball just made every stretch phenomenal. Oh my God, baddha konasana a.k.a. butterfly pose was amazing. I also enjoyed the arm, glute and hamstring stretches and the one where you yawn your whole body out over the ball -- another move that we do in yoga but feels even better when you're wrapped around a ball. This stretch session was such a treat. Gingerzingi, thanks for turning me on to Stretch Max.
First Week Summary
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