Happy Weekend everyone! Today, I'll be doing a review of another group exercise I do at my gym called Group Power! Let's get right into it.
First off, the description in our program guide is "This 60-minute barbell program
strengthens all your major muscles
in an inspiring, motivating group
environment with simple, athletic
movements such as squats, lunges,
presses and curls."
Let me tell you, this is one intense workout! For the entire 60 minutes, we're constantly moving and lifting and by the end I'm a pool of sweat! We work out all the major muscle groups - Legs, Chest, Triceps, Biceps, Glutes, Shoulders, and Core with light to moderate weights. We also use a step to do exercises like chest presses and split squats.
For each song, we focus on one muscle group, and do a variety of exercises with lots of repetitions, set to the beat of the music. The tempo of the exercise is constantly changing (for example, if we're doing chest presses, we might d…
Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I have a fantastic guest post by a member of the Running Whole 30 Facebook group. It came up in a discussion that Carmen had previous experience with this diet, and also runs a lot, so I somehow convinced her to do a guest post! I'm so excited for you to hear her story and learn her tips and tricks, so enjoy!
Hi everyone! I’m Carmen, and I was so excited when Gretchen asked me to do a little write-up about my experience as a runner doing the Whole30. I was excited to see a group of people doing the Whole30 together and am joining in on my third round. Just as a quick summary, my day job is as a university administrator, so most of the time, I look like this:
But every morning, around 4:15 a.m., I’m out and about my college town looking like this (and actually running, not just taking bathroom selfies):
I have been running for 21 years, since the age of 11. I did organized cross-country and track until I went to college, and have been running purely…
All of a sudden, it's the halfway point of training! I can't believe it, but it's been going really well so far. I've cut back on running miles compared to other cycles, but I've also added a lot more cross training. I think it's really helping, and I'm feeling stronger than ever!
Here's how my week of training went-
Planned on running and /or going to Beat, but I started feeling really sick when I got home. A bug was going around at work, so I decided to just get in some extra rest.
Felt much better when I woke up, so after work I headed to the park to run and walk with Selma and Dan! It was a beautiful, sunny day and the park was filled with dogs. We stayed mostly on trails, which was great.
Speed workout for the week was 8 x 800 at half marathon pace. Jessie and I met after work at a local track to get it done. Our watches were both really off from eachother and from the track (which was hard to…