Friday, March 30, 2012

March's New to Me Cross Training

It's that time again, time to do a new cross training activity so I can still be active in Kim's New to you cross training challenge .

January was the bootcamp that is put on by a co-worker 4x week HERE
February was the Brazilian butt lift from the beach body series HERE

I've been having such positive results with bootcamp, that I decided for March to add in a circuit that I  normally have been too intimidated to do.... battling ropes.



This is definitely a WHOLE body workout. Its not often that I do activities that get the back muscles burning, but this does the trick.  You wouldn't think that doing 60 sec of this would get your tired... but it does. In below video I demonstrate alternating arms, as well as doing both arms while doing down into a squat (to really  incorporate leg work) Another move I just started doing but is not in the video is moving the ropes side to side to work the obliques. If you do try this out... be prepared for a burn and laughing at how pathetic it is that you can't do it for very long.... or maybe thats just me?!?!
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Right now I do boot camp about 2x week and make sure to do at least one round of battling ropes. Starting next week I think I'll do 2 rounds and see if I have enough energy afterward. I am noticing a difference in getting definition in my back... which is something I've always wanted (score)

What kind of cross training have you been doing thats "new to you"?

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10 comments:

  1. Oh that rope exercise looks hard! That's an interesting new way to get your cross training in!

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  2. Wow you have been so good about getting your cross training in. Way to handle those ropes, I bet doing that a few times a week will give you killer arms!

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  3. I've never seen those ropes, other than on the Biggest loser. Definitely looks like a tough workout! My challenge for March was power yoga... and I haven't made it back since. Oops! I really want to go once a week, but it's 8:30pm so it's hard to get motivated to get there.

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  4. I've never tried this before but I KNOW it must be tough. Great job Lisa!

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  5. Ok that looks tough!!! Way to go!!!

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  6. You are bada**. Your CT is way cooler than Zumba.

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  7. I actually read about indulation rope workouts but have never seen anyone in person do it until I went to my new gym last week. I almost went to the guys doing it and asked them to let me try it. You definitely pumped me to try it the next time they do it!

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  8. We do battle ropes at my boot camp too. They. are. killer. My arms hurt for days afterwards!

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  9. I've been going to Circuit Training. It's out of my comfort zone and I'm not very good at it, but I keep telling myself that it will be worth it!

    And I never thought about ropes being a workout... that's cool!

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  10. Ropes workouts are SO COOL! Good for you, for reaching out and trying something new! :)

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