Friday, 4 May 2012

"Suck it up, buttercup"

Hey everyone,

It was one of those weeks where you're tired, distracted, and lacking motivation to workout...  To quote from someone at my work though, "suck it up, buttercup".  Sometimes you have to persevere - not every workout will be an incredible one and in the end, consistency counts.  That's why we soldiered through a leg (quad-dominant) workout, which admittedly got more enjoyable partway through when we were warmed up.

For this workout, we chose three exercises and did four circuits.  Twelve sets is on the low end for most of our workouts, but it felt like a sufficient amount of exercise and we were happy that we had made the effort to start (and finish) the workout.  Here's what we did:

  • Double kettlebell bulgarian split squats (Tannys - 12kg kettlbells, Alex - 24kg kettlebells)
  • Pistol squats (using a cage or barbell for balance/support)
  • Farmer's stair carries with double kettlebells (Tannys - 12kg kettlbells, Alex - 24kg kettlebells)
Bulgarian split squats demo

Pistol squats demo

Pistol squats demo (2)

Farmer's stair carries demo

This wasn't a record-setting workout.  It was tough to find the motivation to get started and push through the pain (since when we do a set, we give it 100%).  However, we applied the 'suck it up buttercup' principle and were happy that we did.

- Tannys & Alex

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