Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Glimpse of Intensity. May 8, 2009

Had two ladies really push themselves today.

5 rounds for time of:

10 Front Squats
10 Push Press
15 (each side) Medicine Ball Sit & Twist

Each used a "ladies" bar weighing 33 lbs, with a 9 lb med ball. . They both finished in under 10 minutes. Well done.

I call today a "good" workout because, I could see in both of them that there was a moment that they both felt like they couldn't do any more. At different times, they both stopped, took a breath, and kept going. 

I'm not saying that every workout should be like this, especially when you're first starting out. This is, however, the kind of intensity you should be building to on some kind of regular basis. The great thing about this kind of intensity is that we can all get it from the same workout! Throw some weight in that bar, and hand it to a firebreather, and he'll be hitting that wall just like my two ladies today. 

That intensity sure is a bear in the middle of the workout, but when you finish, the sense of accomplishment keeps you on a wee bit of a high the rest of the day.

About the picture....if this poor girl can get up and keep going after this, you can push yourself a little harder in your workout :)

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