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Workout, August 12

12 Aug

Today’s workout consisted of combining compound, closed-chain exercises (except the pull-up which is a compound open-chain exercise) and high intensity intervals known as HIIT.

After a gradual warm up on the treadmill by starting at a walk and building up over 12 minutes to a run, I continued on to a series of dynamic movements including:

  • Standing leg swings (both front to back and side to side)
  • Arm circles
  • Walking knee ups
  • Walking butt kicks
  • Dynamic lateral flexion with over head arm extension
  • Jogging knee ups
  • Jogging butt kicks
  • Karioke

My workout consisted of the following, repeated four times with little to no rest:

  • 12 pull ups (I do assisted pull ups using the P90X pull up assist)
  • 24 pushups (some modified to the knees towards the end of the third and fourth rounds)
  • 36 air squats
  • 48 medicine ball wall alternating front twist throws
  • 2 minutes running at 8mph on the treadmill

I finished with one hour of power yoga that included several sun salutations, lots of hip and hamstring openers and lots of cool-down static stretches.

Stay fit so you can say you can lift a gold medal weight lifter!  Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Stay fit so you can say you can lift a gold medal weight lifter!
Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

I always start my day with an Isagenix shake mixed with fresh or frozen fruit.  I loved the Creamy French Vanilla Isalean shake mixed with fresh mangos this morning.  Post workout, I enjoyed a mix of the Hibiscus Want More Energy and Cleanse For Life powder as my recovery drink.

Stay healthy and fit!

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Yoga on the Beach, Krabi, Thailand

2 Aug

Two of my passions (among many) are travel and yoga.  Enjoying asana on the beach at sunset in Thailand is an amazing way to connect to the earth and ground in my practice.  During this trip, I travelled with my husband and parents for a break just before moving back to Canada from India.  A stressful time to say the least, the break allowed us to recharge before the long journey home.

Ardha Chandrasana - Half Moon Pose  Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose
Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Viravhadrasana 1 - Warrior 1  Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Viravhadrasana 1 – Warrior 1
Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Natarajasana - Dancer Pose Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Natarajasana – Dancer Pose
Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Ustrasana - Camel Pose Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Ustrasana – Camel Pose
Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Sarvangasana - Shoulder Stand Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Sarvangasana – Shoulder Stand
Photo by Don Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

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