I’ve skipped documenting some PT, but that’s okay. I’ve been doing them anyway… 🙂
Tonight’s was at the gym at work. I met my two compatriots Nancy and Nicki over there; they had already started by the time I got in, which was cool.
Nicki was on the stairclimber thing, and Nanc was on the treadmill when I came in, and I headed right for the bike. After Nicki was done, she headed in for some work in the “aerobics/yoga room.” Nanc hopped on the elliptical crosstrainer and did that for a while.
While she was on there, she looked over and asked if I wanted to work out with her, in the sense that she wanted some coaching/advice on exercises and workout strategy. I said sure.
She hopped off and I followed into the room with Nicki, and they put on the Billy Blanks Boot Camp video, and I followed along with them for most of it. Then Nicki had to leave, so Nancy and I went back into the weight room, and I had her do this workout: Crossfit Housewives.
THAT got her blood going… 😀
Okay, so maybe it was a slightly modified version of that… but the idea was similar. Basically, I had her alternate between a set of “push” and a set of “pull” actions. For example, we started off with double dumbbell curl/overhead presses (standing, you curl a dumbbell in each hand, the military press overhead to full extension, lower, repeat); after that set, immediately hop over to the lat pulldown and do a set of those, then immediately jump back to the dumbbells for the curl/press set. And back and forth.
We did that with upper body, then trunk (hyperextensions/crunches), then legs (curls/extensions). That’s a good way to get a time-efficient yet robust workout.
It was a pleasure to do a little coaching–I’ve coached martial arts and PT on and off for years and I almost always enjoy it.
Props to my workout buddies–yo Nick and Nanc! Keep it going! (“Billy Blanks Gonna Work You Ooouuuuttt!”) 🙂