Happy Hump Day!
Today is going to be a very busy day. With a workout already in the books I have a full day of work and then I head back home to help out with my hometown basketball program.
I always love to help coach back home. There is something about teaching the girls new things and seeing them get better that I truly enjoy. I remember those days of constant court workouts and dribbling drills and I honestly have to say, I miss it. My father always told me when I would complain about having to go to practice, that one day I would miss it. And yes dad, you were right! 🙂 (Dad, I wouldn’t get used to hearing that either, it’s close to Father’s Day so I’m trying to get some brownie points!)
What I miss the most is the competitiveness of the workouts. As much as I hated court workouts and shooting drills, I secretly loved them and would give anything to do one right now. I know if any of my teammates from college read this they will think I’m crazy, and maybe I am, but I always loved the feeling of accomplishment after a workout that seemed almost impossible.
My workout this morning was inspired by my circuit workouts I used to do on a daily basis for basketball. I’m getting all geared up for practice tonight! 🙂
What you’ll need for this workout:
Or if you don’t have access to a treadmill, open space with some pretty awesome running shoes will do the trick…
…floor mat, medicine ball and an exercise ball…
…and a stopwatch.
(My circuit part of the workout along with stretching took about 32 minutes)
- Start with a 1 mile run at whatever pace fits you best.
- Then begin the Circuit (you should move to and from each workout as quickly as possible)
Cardio Circuit Workout Time Exercise 2:00 run at 8.0 MPH or jog in place as quick as you can :30 plank :30 stay in plank knee to elbow alternate sides 1:00 medicine ball squats to floor raise ball over head :30 push-ups :30 plank running 1:00 jumping jacks 1:00 medicine ball warrior twist 1:00 mountain climbers :30 plia squats with a jump every two squats :30 four squat punches, jump and hit inside of feet together 1:00 burpees Repeat 3 times through
- End the circuit with some Hampstring curls on the medicine ball – (1 set of 10 on left leg, 1 set of 10 on right leg, 1 set of 10 with both legs)
- And lastly, stretch out all those muscles!
Just the circuit workout alone took me about 32 minutes as well as about 8:30 for the 1 mile run in the beginning of the workout. I love doing circuit workouts because it makes the 40 minutes go by so fast and I feel like my entire body got a very good workout in! Especially so early in the morning 🙂
My fitbit says I am quite active at 6:30 in the morning!
If you are bored of the same routine workouts, take this one for a try and let me know how you liked it!
This was for my good ole Winona State days! 🙂
Questions for the day:
- What kind of workouts do you like to try?
- What are some workouts you would like me to share?