This morning I did some circuit training for the first time. It went something like this.
- 5oo meters at 5k pace
- 12 biceps curls while standing on one leg, and then the other leg
- 36 abdominal crunches
- 15 burpees
- 15 pushups
- 30 squats
- 10 box jumps
- Run another 500 meters at 5k pace
- 12 squats with weights
- 10 feet-elevated pushups
- 36 low back extensions ( Supermans)
- 15 bench dips
- 15 lunges each leg.
- Repeat this circuit twice
- Finish with a gentle 3k
I have found the perfect place to do circuit training. It is a gazebo on a bluff overlooking the Peticodiac River and it is 2k from my house. It is part of the Riverfront Trail but it is on a part of the trail that is not frequently travelled so it affords privacy. The gazebo offers everything I need… a bench for bench dips, a platform for crunches, pushups, etc, and steps for feet-elevated pushups. There is even a 500 meter loop of trail so it is perfect!
My first session was hard. The point is to do each exercise rapidly without pausing but I decided to focus on my form today and hopefully I will get better. It was hard ( and hot) but I am looking forward to doing this again. I love a challenge.