When I arrived for the workout, low and behold, there was another group of women working out in OUR SPOT!! It turned okay…they were finishing up as we were arriving. Whew!
Today’s workout was another re-run. We listed to the soundtrack of Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse – a very excellent animated movie that I HIGHLY recommend. It’s all about getting brave and is one of my (very anxious) son’s favorite movies. Soundtrack includes songs like “What’s Up, Danger?” and “Invincible”. But more to the point…our workout involved exercises that were all combination moves – arms and legs going at the same time – just like Spider-man (see image associated with this backblast).
We started with a warm up and quickly jumped into several sets of Combo Moves – 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off
Squat with curl
Forward Lunge with hammer curl – alternating legs
Side lunge with lateral raise – left
Side lunge with lateral raise – right
Backward lunge with tricep curl -alternating legs
We took a “break” by running a lap around the playground.
Plank, tap right foot out, tap left foot out, do one mountain climber and repeat
Sitting, dumbbell btw legs standing on end – raise both legs over dumbbell and tap on each side over and over
Pass weight around head
Pass weight around waist
Pass weight between legs while in squat position – figure 8
Then we took another “break” and ran another lap around the playground.
Set 3: (I just realized right now that I totally skipped a set in the workout today. Oh well, we’ll catch it next time I re-run this workout)
Hi-Lo punches – pulse squats – right
Hi-Lo punches – pulse squats – left
Turbo Kickboxing “twist” – right leg step & punch, twist at waist with left hand punch, right punch again, pull back with knee up. Repeat
Turbo Kickboxing “twist” – left
Bob, bob, cross punch – alternating sides
Here’s another “break” running around the playground!
Bird Dogs – alternating
Right Leg lift with right arm and weight extended
Left leg lift with left arm and weight extended
Skaters – pause and row – alternate sides
Last lap around the playground.
We polished off the workout with the following:
Seal jacks – counted in cadence to 25
We cooled down and stretched.
COT: In the Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse movie, Miles Morales (Spider-man) says, “How am I supposed to save the whole world?” Peter Parker (Spider-man) says, “You can’t think about saving the world. You have to think about saving one person.” No matter what YOU are trying to save (your health, your family, your money, etc.), start with a small step – one workout, one burpee, one lap, one relationship, one dollar – and that is the beginning of saving the metaphorical (and sometimes literal) “whole world.”
We named our two very fun new girls (FNGs) and closed out with Name-o-Rama!