Les Mills Pump Workout: Pump and Shred
TGIF! I spent most of my day and night doing things from home including homework. I am still trying to get in the habit of doing schoolwork since I was out of school for a while. I especially need to work on completing the bulk of my homework ahead of time. I finished my homework late and afterwards, my brain was worn out and I was ready for bed. There was one more thing I needed to do before bed though. I needed to get my workout done.
My mind was telling me to just go to bed. I am a bit sore from working out to Insanity last night…most particularly in my upper back. There was no way I would skip a scheduled workout. I would regret not getting my workout in. I worked out to Pump and Shred for the second time. I powered through the warm up and even the Squat Track. Squats and Bottom Halves are getting easier as I do them. I have no problem at all with performing moves in the Chest Track either. Executing moves with my arms are definitely easier than my legs. I love doing the Clean and Press along with Deadlifts and Dead Rows in the Legs and Back Track. The Clean and Press has become one of my favorite moves. I decided to challenge myself by going back to the 10 pound plates on the barbell. I have gotten stronger since the last time I tried the 10 pound plates. It was still a challenge but I had fun with it.
Following that track was the Legs Track aka crazy lunges. I mentioned earlier this week that I would do the lunges with the barbell only. I had difficulty the last time and took a few breaks. I am proud to say that I kept the 5 pound plates on and kept up the whole time. There were a few times that I wanted to shake my legs out. I was shaking and of course it was getting harder on my legs but I kept going. The only way I can get stronger is if I keep going and work through the burn. In the Shoulders Track, I modified the pushups and even that was hard with the different counts. It’ll get easier to do pushups as I lose more weight. I was dripping in sweat at the end of that track. Trying to get my shoulder across to my knee in the Abs Track is a killer each time and it’s always a great feeling after I do abs.
I am definitely going to sleep well tonight and tomorrow I’ll be heading to the Team Beachbody Chicago Super Saturday event where Carl Daikeler, CEO/Founder of Beachbody, will be the special guest. It will be a good day tomorrow and I’m looking forward to it!
Have a great weekend and as always, KIA KAHA…BE STRONG!