As I suggested in my last post I did a brick tonight. Sort of. Between work and the impending rain I knew I couldn’t bike and run so I decided to change it up. What I decided to do was squeeze in a quick 4 mile run and attend a boot camp class at the local gym. I’ve been looking for a circuit training class that’s closer to home. These guys offer a trial class before signing up for a month so I tried it out tonight.
My run had to be quick as I only had 54 minutes before I had to be at the gym. My goal was to run 4 miles under 40 minutes. I would have done it had I not buckled again and walked 3 times! In the end I was very close so I’m not too bummed. My time was 40:01.44
When I got home I had 13 minutes to grab my keys and drive to the gym about 5 minutes away. When I got there I had to climb 38 steps to get to the gym. MY legs weren’t happy. I was trying to stay open-minded going into this class but was still kind of hoping for something similar to what worked for me before.
They started us out in no particular order with skipping rope, crab walk, inchworm, push ups, spinal twists, rolling v’s, some back stretch and arm circles. That was to warm up. After this I was expecting some set stations and we’d progress through them. What we did was find a spot on the floor and then did a number of the following exercises. Jumping Jacks, Turkish Get Ups, Squats, Sit Ups, Burpees and Dumbbell Snatches.
So how many of these do you think we did? 10-15 of each and repeat three times? Heck no! They’re nuts. What they did was shuffle a deck of cards and you did a certain exercise based on the suit and how many of each by the number of the card. So at some points we were doing about 60 dumbbell snatches with only about 20 of the other exercises thrown in.
At the end of the deck we had to do 28 burpees in a row after 12 situps which were after 20 burpees.
Needless to say I didn’t really like this class. I may try signing up for a month but it will be further down the road as I can’t see doing this particular workout of their’s anytime soon. I may have signed up if I had attended a fairly normal workout. Am I whining too much about this workout or not?