Starting on a Journey with Les Mills Pump
Have you seen the movie Anastasia?
The kids version I mean. Random, but when I started writing this journal entry, a song from that movie jumped into my head:
We were strangers, startin out on a journey
Never dreamin’ what we’d have to go through
Now here we are, and Im suddenly standin’
At the beginning with you
Anyways – doesn’t have much to do with workouts – but I am indeed starting out on a journey with a new workout program. One I had literally been counting down the days to its arrival. And Friday- it arrived!
Les Mills Pump
To complete a 90 day program, I decided I am starting with month 2, doing month 2 twice, and then doing month 3. The first video was just way too easy since I have been doing body pump once a week at a local gym here for a month now. I was ready to hop into the fast videos. So yesterday I started with week 6 in the program booklet (the first “month” is 5 weeks) and did the video Pump and Shred.
I recorded all my weights so that I can make sure to improve each time and know where I started at:
*Note that the weights indicated here are the total pounds on the bar. So if it says 20 pounds, that means I had 10 pounds on each side of the bar.
Warm Up Weights: 20 pounds for 2 minutes, ended with 10 pounds
Squats: 20 pounds
Chest: 10 pounds, push-ups: 2 on toes, than finished on my knees
Clean & Press: 10 pounds - definitely need to up this to 20 next time. it was too easy.
Lunges: 10 pounds.
Shoulders (hand weights and push-ups): all knee push ups, started with 5 pound weights for the exercises that were on the ground and switched to 3 pound weights for the exercises where I was standing
Needless to say my shoulders are SO weak. I think that was why Crossfit this past Thursday was so extremely difficult for me. I’m excited to see my shoulders really strengthen up.
On today’s agenda?
The schedule calls for the Hardcore Abs Video and a 45 minute walk. I am excited to try out this ab video. I really love the ab videos from Turbo Fire and Brazil Butt Lifts. I didn’t like the ab video from Insanity as much. But I really like working my abs. Yesterday’s video, Pump and Shred ended with an ab workout as well. But this is 20 minutes of nothing but core body building which should be fun.
Then instead of a walk, I think I am gonna try out the Body Combat that came with the Les Mills Pump Deluxe set. My husband has been wanting to try it so I am hoping we can do it together. Otherwise, I will probably supplement the Ab Video with a bit of Turbo Fire, probably a HIT 15 video.
What are your workouts today? Is sunday your day of rest? Do you schedule your workouts? Leave me a Comment!
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