I finally made it back to the gym this week after a few months away. There were lots of “excuses” including all the running for upcoming races and the broken finger. But now that the fall running season is pretty much over, I decided it was time to cut back on my mileage and get back to cross training and strength workouts. The elliptical bores me but I managed to stay on there for 30 minutes before completing the core workout below. I ended with an easy 15 min run/walk on the treadmill. This workout took me about 30 minutes and I used a bosu, 15 pound weights, and 8 pound weights.
Core Focused Total Body Workout
I like doing workouts like this that work a variety of muscles, but really focus in on the core. This workout went by quickly but I felt like it was really effective!
Let me know what you think of this workout if you decide to give it a try!
Have a great Wednesday!
Here are some other workouts you might like:
10 minute Around the World Stability Ball Workout
I am reading a lot of folks changing up running for more strength / cross-training stuff, and your workout looks good. I need to try to integrate more bodyweight and other non-running exercises into my routine, and this weekend I started with the 100 burpee challenge as part of that Elf for Health calendar thing.
I read about that Elf for Health challenge…100 burpees sounds really tough!! Glad you liked the workout:)
Yeah – I had already done a long run so I did the burpees in sets of 25 😉
I am doing the same thing you are. Cutting back mileage and adding strength training such a Body Pump class which I am really loving. I think it’s a natural time to cut back especially if you live in a cold state and can’t run outside all the time.
Yes I agree! And I also love body pump…I just took a class this morning:)
Tonya@Healthy, Fit, and Frugal says
Oh man I hate mountain climbers! I’m always looking to mix up my workouts but I have to be careful of a shoulder injury I have. Makes it kind of tough sometimes. 🙁
That must make it tough to do certain things with a shoulder injury. Hopefully you can modify some workouts to still change up your routine!
This looks to be RIGHT up my alley! Love it!
Glad you liked it!