Since there wasn't class yesterday and Noe is gone and I didn't have any friends who could come over to work out - I had to work out alone. It was all good though because I got some good conditioning in.
I warmed up with 3 rounds of 30 second intervals. (1) High knees to (2) jumping jacks to (3) burpees. That totaled about 4:30. It got my heart rate up and I was sweating.
Then I moved into 100 shrimps.
I put the weight vest on, 20 pounds man - whew. I basically did lateral slides. I faced one direction (we'll call it left) and went down and back, the length of my living room, which is HUGE, just kidding it's about 12 feet I think. So I went down and back and that counted as 1. I did 10 of those then went straight into 100 squats. Then I faced the other direction (right) and repeated, including the squats. I tried to move my feet as quickly as I could and keep my knees bent so that I was staying low. Anyway, I did 5 sets. 1 set = 10 reps going each direction, so 20 total lateral slides, with 100 squats after each, so 200 squats.
I basically thought I was going to throw up after that, and during most of it. Plus the weight vest just felt like it was crushing my body. I couldn't move any direction without feeling a bunch of pressure. It was good though because the position I felt the least pressure in was when I was standing straight up, which is the best way to stand if you are out of breath.
So then I stretched for close to 25 min.
Then I did 100 thigh squeezes, holding my legs up like you have someone in your guard and flexing the way you would at the top of a crunch, with a pilates magic circle. Those things are really cool because you can really get your inner thighs.
The last thing I did was this jumping thing. I had initially planned to do 3 sets but I only made it through one. My legs were so wabbly (if that's a word). Basically, you start on your knees and jump up to a standing position, then you jump up and bring your knees to your chest, like when you do a burbee. I did 20 of those and went straight into 25 pushups. I took the weight vest off before I stretched so I wasn't wearing it when I did these leg exercises.
Then I had to hurry up and get ready to go pick my friend, Marina, up because we went out to a bar called Bar. LOL. So I had to hurry and feed the pets. I ended up taking off without making a protein shake. I think that I am much less sore when I have a protein shake right after I work out. It usually seems that way, but I'm not sure if that is true or not. If anyone has some insight I would appreciate it.