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Stamina Jump

Today was nutbar. Day 1 and I completed 11 exercises 30:10 x 4 max reps for a total of +29:00 HR 160-170+. That is an increase in stamina of almost 50% over the past 3 weeks. In my past 2 full body crosstrain sessions I completed just under 30:00. My goal had been to increase from 8 x 20:10 x 5 (20:00) to 8 x 20:10 x 6 (24:00) but somehow I inadvertently circumvented a stepping stone and went right to sub 30:00. Cool. Somewhat unintentional, but great.

I actually hit the wall today which has not happened to me yet. During my 2nd last exercise, Explosive Star Jumps, round 3 I had 1 rep as I had to actually sit the entire 30 secs out. I finished strong with a 15 set, but I swear round 3 I did not have 1 more jump in me. Cool. 

This was my first workout with my new Gymboss interval timer and I love it!  It is pink, for one, and it clips onto my bra for very easy access. It stays put even during my plyometrics. It is super easy to use- the instructions will just  take a bit of memorizing. It is task specific- it is not a watch, although it does have a chrono bonus feature. It is exclusively a dedicated interval timer and for workouts like these it is worth its weight in gold. Already 2 of my clients have ordered one. O yes- gear, good gear. That's motivation 101. Win-win. Reward your hard work with gear and ispire your next workout at the same time! Anything that makes the workout easier and more fluid is a gem! The Gymboss did just that.


The past few weeks I have been averaging one of these workouts 1-2 x week, plus my dedicated core 1-2x/week, so I am hitting close to my goal of strength 4x week. I am averaging more like 2-3x week so I'd like to step it up a bit. I think I have been enjoying the cardio binge and that of course takes up workout time! Ah it ebbs and flows. What is important is big picture consistency. The nitty gritty is just detailing.

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