I did plan on going in to work a little later than usual, so with that time ... I trained. I did this four rounds before I had to get myself together and get going:
20 kb swings with a top release and catch. First round with 40 lb bell, all other rounds with 50 lbs
10 kb cleans each side
20 feet up push ups
15 hanging knee tucks
I just wanted to get back in the swing of things. When I got to work, I had a message from SurfSet Fitness about their class at 8pm. To be honest, I had asked my better half about whether or not I could go, and so, I was set to go.
All I was really looking for was something totally different than what I've been doing of late. Man, I was pleasantly surprised with what I got.
I had a bit of a problem finding the place, but when I did I was impressed with their space. Nice floors and a clean room. I grabbed a board and helped Bill Ronald get the boards set up. He was doing his second class of the night - back to back - and was looking pretty good, despite that fact. I put my water and backpack (with extra t-shirt) beside me and we got going.
It was an female class, except for me, of course. For the occasion, I wore my bright pink rugby t-shirt. I was kind of glad for that selection, as I blended in to the rest of the class...
We did each set of these for three or four rounds.
Step ups on to the board
10 knee to board/ leg lunges
10 "surfer position" standing opposite knee to hand touches
10 feet on feet off the board in plank position
10 Mountain Climbers
4 slow body weight squats with a 10 second hold at the bottom
10 table hip thrusts (this one I just couldn't do - like NO shoulder mobility for me, thanks to a long season of rugby. I did try my best to do a modified version and keep my heart rate up, though)
|A thumbs up from me!|
10 body weight squats
10 second low flutter kicks
10 second big flutter kicks
10 supine opposite arm - opposite knee touches
10 sit ups (yeah, I am feeling these the next day ....)
at the end of the workout, my legs were a little annoyed with me, but since I do a lot of body weight squats in my own training, I was pretty good with that work on my legs. My abs ... well, they're sore at the moment, but feeling good. I did get a decent sweat on; it was a class for the basics, and I knew that going in.
Overall, I had fun and got to work out on a surfboard. If I do get to a surfing spot this summer (not likely) I'd like to think that with this workout (and the other ones I intend to do) I'll be ready for the water. Of course, I could always hit the surf in Lake Ontario ... but without a dry suit, not likely until July.
I'll admit, though, after class, we got this done, too: