In the past week I have run approx 30km, rode the stationary bike 4x for about 2 hours, and squeezed in 3 crosstraining strength interval workouts. It's been an active week!
Today I changed my approach and my workout was 11 exercises 20:10 max reps x 4 rounds for a total of 22:00. What was interesting is that I was able to complete 3 exercises straight rounds, then taking 1:00 rest, +4 exercises/rounds and 1:00 rest, +3 exercises/rounds and 1:00 rest, then the last final exercise. When I do the usual routine of 5 exercises x 20:10 x 8 I rest approx 1:00 between exercises, so every 4:00. Today I was able to complete 6:00 before the longer rest interval which is an improvement of 50% stamina! I think switching the exercise after 4 rounds helps because I am able to target another muscle group. A couple of my max rep scores also improved. I enjoyed this format and I think I'll stick with it for a while.
Switching up workout formats is imperative to the longevity of my fitness program. I need to keep things interesting and varied so I don't get bored. I need to be excited for my workout in order to find the motivation to get it done!