Happy Fitness Friday on Black Friday!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and celebrated the holiday with family and friends. We had an amazing day of Turkey Trotting, relaxing and eating all the delicious Thanksgiving foods. It's a day of overeating but one with no regrets. Give me all the sweet potato casseroles and pumpkin pie!
I'm going to keep today's post short and sweet so I can get back to holiday break, but let's quickly talk workouts this week. They were a little mixed up due to the holiday but in many ways they were pretty typical. Long run of four miles last Sunday followed by the usual Bodyflow, strength training and more running throughout the week. Thursday's training run was a special one as my husband, sister-in-law and I participated in the Turkey Trot in Chicago. It was a chilly race, but very fun. When there is a beer tent at finish line, how can it not be fun!?
I mixed things up Friday morning while visiting Chicago and took my workout to Barry's Bootcamp. Complete, full body workout led by the Barry's CEO himself, Joey Gonzalez. I had never been to a Barry's before, but in my quest to workout someplace new when I travel, I had to try it out. Verdict: hard, intense but fun. A lot of fun! The concept at Barry's is simple, 25 minutes on cardio/treadmills combined with 25 minutes of strength training on the floor. The red room, as they call it at Barry's, was a fun place to be on Black Friday morning. People up early crazy shopping, I'm up early crazy, working out! Not suprised by that at all.
Bodyflow/Upper Body Strength
5k Turkey Trot
Barry's Bootcamp Full Body
Additional details for Monday and Wednesday's strength training:
Upper Body Strength - since I knew I'd be at Barry's Friday getting a full body workout, I combined my usual Chest & Back day with Biceps, Triceps and Shoulders for a total upper body strength session on Monday.
Cable Lat Pushdown, 3 sets of 12, 30lbs
Barbell Wide Grip Underhand Row, 3 sets of 12, 45lbs
Chest Fly Machine, 3 sets of 12, 55lbs
Barbell Chest Press, 3 sets of 12, 40lbs
Cable Tricep Pushdown, 3 sets of 12, 20lbs
Single Arm Cable Overhead Tricep Extension, 3 sets of 12, 10lbs
Single Arm Cable Crossbody Bicep Curl, 3 sets, dropset; 12 reps 10lbs, 8 reps, 20lbs, 4 reps 30lbs
Dumbbell Angled Bicep Curl, 3 sets of 12, 12.5lbs
Dumbbell Front Raide, 3 sets of 12, 7.5lbs
Dumbbell Overhead Press, 3 sets of 12, 10lbs
Leg Press, 3 sets of 12, 150lbs
Barbell Deadlift, 3 sets of 12, 50lbs
Laying Dumbbell Hamstring Curl, 3 sets of 12, 20lbs
1 minute drill: wall sit
Walking Pulse Lunges, 3 sets of 12, no weight
Plia Squats, 3 sets of 12, 25lb plate
Lateral Band Walks, 3 sets of 12, pink band
1 minute drill: jump squats
How were your workouts this week? Did you Turkey Trot anywhere? I hope, at a minimum, you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and treated yourself to a slice of pie. You put in the hard work, you deserve it!