How Low Can You Go

Plyo-WHAT?

>> Friday, March 12, 2010

Plyometrics is defined as a type of exercise training designed to produce fast, powerful movements, and improve the functions of the nervous system, generally for the purpose of improving performance in sports. Plyometric movements, in which a muscle is loaded and then contracted in rapid sequence, use the strength and elasticity of muscle and surrounding tissues to jump higher, run faster, throw farther, or hit harder, depending on the desired training goal. Plyometrics is used to increase the speed or force of muscular contractions, providing explosiveness for a variety of sport-specific activities.

Today's circuit was a lower body plyometric routine. I can only describe it in one word--HARD.  I was sweating like R. Kelly at a High School cheerleading practice.  I swear I have not sweat that much in a long time.  I know that my butt is going to burn tomorrow.  Here is the routine:

  1. Walking Lunges --15 per leg holding 12 lbs weights (  This is officially the exercise that I hate the most)
  2. Box Jump--15
  3. Lateral Bound aka Speed Skater --20
  4. Bench Step-Up--15 per leg
  5. One-Arm Stiff-Legged Dead Lift --15 holding a 15 lbs weight
  6. Toe Raise on Step
  7. 5 minutes on the treadmill
Repeat 4x

Crazy!  Just typing it is making me sweat.

  I went to a restaurant with my friend for lunch, I was cautious about what I ate but I still feel gross.  I think there was milk/creme in one of the dishes.  Hopefully this does not affect weight in tomorrow, things have been so good.

Tonight I am going to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D, so excited!  I just watched the new video for Telephone by Lady Gaga and Beyonce, interesting concept (Lady Gaga is in Jail and all the inmates dress as "funky" as her).  I have to give them credit for originality.  If like Lady Gaga and/or Beyonce (Tyrese Gibson is also in it for a minute) head over to my best friend YouTube and check it out.  I think that I will have to add the song to my workout list.

What song are you currently feeling on your iPod/MP3?

4 comments:

LC March 12, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

My new workout song is Put It in a Love Song by Alicia Keys feat. Beyonce. I love the end of the song when they start singing, "If you want me baby, Work it out. Gotta work it out, Gotta work it out". I start working out a little hard during that part. :)

purple_moonflower123 March 13, 2010 at 2:49 AM  

You are working it out!! I love the gym and working out. It actually makes me feel better mentally and physically. I have to pick up that copy of Muscle & Fitness for Women mag. I get Oxygen (which I love)and it have great workouts and suggestions.

PhluffyPrincess March 14, 2010 at 6:36 AM  

wow that workout made ME sweat by reading it also! lol. my latest workout song crazes are "get it in" by omarion and "search me lord" by ricky g. both get me pumping and moving!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... March 16, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

OMG, I have the P90X DVDs and there is a Plyometric workout. Good Lawd, talk about a workout! My knees hurt so bad after that workout. Keep up the good work and kudos to you for getting through it!

These day my musical taste is all over the place with my ipod.

Move On up by Curtis Mayfield
1901 by Phoenix
How Low Can You Go by Ludacris
Junior Kickstart by the GoTeam!
Imma Be by the Black Eyed Peas

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