Since the aim is to increase my cardio and I went pretty hard yesterday, today’s workout was a series of Tabata exercises followed by a half-hour swim. I read the Men’s Health article showing a few Tabata options the other day so I thought I’d try it out. Danny was up for it as well so we went to the gym, I took out the Tabata timer app and went to it:
- High knees
- Mountain climbers
- Seal jacks
- Push-up jacks
- Skater jumps
- Plank to push-up
Overall, it was a 14 minute workout and we were out of breath the whole time. The push-up jacks were by far the hardest exercise, and there was no way I was adding push-ups to the planks on the third series. I was sore from yesterday’s workout as well, which I’m sure didn’t help, but we stuck through it. It’s funny how 20 seconds seems like a lifetime during these workouts!
Afterwards, I went swimming for 20 minutes (I love that the gym has a pool)…it was harder than I remember it being, but I’m not surprised as my arms and shoulders were jello from yesterday’s workout so it was to be expected. I did about 20 laps of the pool, followed by a few minutes in the hot tub, which I figured was much deserved!
Day 2 was pretty good…tomorrow will be an hour of spinning and yoga to stretch everything out!