Workout of the day

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Workout of the day

Another workout bites the dust. Worked up a sweat getting through this one.

Here are some demos if you need them.
Squat Thrusters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7ljnk8OS3M
Box Jumps (I use a step and make it about 5 levels high) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc65Gdd2Omg
Hip Thrust http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH4A1DkTleg
Alternating Backward Lunge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIZ2tbnUa8
Calf Raises http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwLzBJYoWlI
Ice Skaters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnZtEoYNs1A
Squats with a plate http://www.ehow.com/video_4982608_workouts-plie-squats-plate.html
Chest Press https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmB1G1K7v94
Bent Over Row http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaw-Up9Fkcg
Tricep Dips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXNHHm9c5-E
Hover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRXKg21pE-4

Workout of the Day

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Wednesday Workout Revised

Here’s today’s workout. The variation in the exercises helped the time pass quickly, though the second round of push ups with a hand slap seemed to go on a bit. 😉

Some demos if you need them:
Med Ball Toss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sQjqcNljaQ
Med Ball Rugby Pass (In case you don’t have a friend, here’s how to do one on your own) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHKIMHzHA78
Hover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRXKg21pE-4
TRX Squat Row http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QEfDANtMDA
Box Jumps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxldG9FX4j4
TRX Chest Press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPgHzuRI7I
Iron Cross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiVbKEkWbI8
TRX Tricep Push Ups http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHwECZSY7mQ
DB Shoulder Press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-aVuyhvLHU
TRX Bicep Curls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF2zADMASWI
Alternating Backward Lunge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIZ2tbnUa8
Ice Skaters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnZtEoYNs1A
Push Up with Hand Clap (Not the best quality video but you’ll get the idea.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDrgqZBKLZw
Medicine Ball Sit Up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb-kh42M-60
Russian Twist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgSnIib9s5Y
Frogger Kicks (Basically a Burpee with a jump at the end once you’re in the standing position) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zrN7c6BVw8

Under the Bridge

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Under Bridge Artwork

Walking around the waterfront the other day, I took a slightly different route and discovered this huge photo where the harbour bridge meets the shore. There’s no plaque explaining what the people are up to but it seems they’re building the bridge’s first platform. As soon as I saw it I started thinking about what I was walking on and appreciating the effort previous generations had gone to. I so rarely think about how hard those who’ve come before us have worked to give us the life we now enjoy. I also appreciate that someone thought to put the picture there to remind us. It’s so nice when you see that care has been taken when it’s not really necessary. The council could have left the base of the bridge exposed but instead have chosen to remind us of those who built the structure we’re now getting the benefit of. Just a couple of the many things to think about when you’re out for a walk in Auckland.

Sunday

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Sunday

6.5km Map My Run today. The gorgeous weather meant Wynyard Quarter was the busiest I’ve seen it in quite a while. There were even boats sailing happily on the harbour. Great day for it.

Thursday Running

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Thursday Running

Lunch today consisted of a 7km run on the treadmill due to bad weather, followed by a quick stop at Platinum Sport. The new Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie was in store. It was so warm and snuggly and as there were only two left, I really didn’t stand a chance. Nike – 1 Willpower – 0

Spa Chic

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Spa Chic

And finally, to complete my look, here’s my beanie with the mandatory pom pom. I love the texture of the wool but, this is rather sedate compared to what was out there this season. People were wearing all kinds of funky head wear. There were even helmets with fluro orange and pink mohawks. Not quite my look but it’s that kind of thing that makes the snow fun. In fact, I nearly had an accident when I noticed a fab outfit on my way down the slope.