Thursday, December 31, 2009

An Insane Bally New Year's Workout

Insane Bally the Dog has been home with me all week because the Dog Camp Lady is I've been spending 3-4 hours per day walking him through High Park. Today he ran into his girlfriend, Olive the Black Lab, at the park and the two of them together are like Sid and Nancy - totally out of control lunatics - without the heroin, of course.

Fortunately, he ran around more than I've seen him run all year (he was also chased for 2-3 minutes straight by huskie) and he should be dog-tired for the rest of the day.

So he had a crazy workout...

As for me, I did Workout C of my new program for the first time.

1) Jumps - 3x6 (It's amazing what a set or two of light deadlifts can do to immediately increase your jump by 1-2 inches)

2) Deadlifts - 2 sets

3) Rack Pulls from just below knee - 2 sets

4) Shrugs - 2 sets

5A) 1-leg ball curls - 2 sets
5B) Side Plank - 2x60seconds

Solid, but not exhausting.

Happy New Year everyone,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

PS - Here's a cool "minimalist" workout...

...from Certified Turbulence Trainer, Chris Lopez

=> The Minimal Workout

It's a great 2-day per week total body program for folks who want maximum results from minimum gym visits.

It's also a really great reminder about the importance of spending the remaining 165 hours per week on the important stuff, like family - and dog walks.

1 comment:

deb roby said...

Ah the joys of a young lab - running and play are ever so important to their day.

Glad Bally got his play time and got to see his girlfriend. The sleeping the rest of the day is our gift back.

Your workout sounds great. Will have to save the ideas from it for when I can get to lifting.