It’s interesting. Just like how the gym tends to be busier on Mondays, my coworkers are way more into doing our strength class on Mondays, too. I had my usual three on Monday and we did the following workout:
1A "Bench" Press w/sit up (10)
1B Superman (10)
1C Willow (10)
2A Lateral Raise w/external rotation (10)
2B Squat w/tricep press (10)
3A Dumbbell Swing (10)
3B Clams w/resistance band (10 each side)
Push-Ups (Week 1, Day 2 of hundredpushups.com)
I’m still having issues with teaching them how to do push-ups. I don’t want to have them do “girl” push-ups (aka on their knees) but they are really struggling with regular push-ups. So on Monday I gave them an alternate of doing them on an incline (i.e. put their hands up on a table) and some of them were even still having problems with that!
I know push-ups aren’t easy. I just wish I could help them get better faster. Or maybe I should just stick to something easier. But, hey, you never get better if you only do easy!
Anyway, leading strength class was my only workout for the day. At least I used my 8 pound weights instead of my 5 pounders!
Oh, I also told them about Tabata intervals. They seemed intrigued. I told them to start slow and be careful so hopefully none of them will kill themselves.