Best Body Bootcamp Update
|June 23, 2013||Posted by Carrie under Best Body Bootcamp, Running|
We are supposed to do a fitness test at the beginning – and I finally got around to doing my test at the end of the week. I’m so on the ball like that.
The cool thing is that I also have a record of my fitness test from the last round of BBB – so I can already make some comparisons.
|Wall Sit||45 sec.||1:00||1:11|
|Push Up (1 min)||30 (knees)||5 (toes)||15 (toes)|
|Power Test: Jump Squats (1 min)||32||28||33|
|Cardio: 1 mile bike||-||-||3:59|
I didn’t do a cardio fit test the last round, but this time I timed a mile on my bike. I still feel like my bike is pretty new and I ride it at zero resistance.
On top of starting the round of BBB in January, I also did 6 weeks of the early morning bootcamp which can both combine to show this progress. But, it’s awesome progress. I love that I could hardly do a push up in January and now I can get through 15! And, I’m almost up to a 2 minute plank! Cool.
Workouts for the first week included one legged deadlifts on the first workout. Holy weak hamstrings, but those knocked me out for a few days. Maybe I shouldn’t have used a 10 lb. weight right out of the gate?
The rest of the week was good. Such a great mixture of moves, I love the workouts that Tina puts together.
Did I mention that my IRL running buddy is doing BBB with me? I’m so excited that she joined up.
The best part of this round is that Tina put together full videos of the entire workouts for us. She still gives us clickable links to individual moves but then has a 5-6 minute video where she demonstrates all the moves to us herself. It is so great as she can give tips and proper form demonstration.
In other news: I went to the Chiropractor last week for my ART treatment and we had a little pow wow discussion about my interest in marathon training. He didn’t laugh at me at all, nor did he tell me it was a bad idea. He did say that when I do have aches and pains that I should give them 2-3 days to heal and if they persist, I need to come in to see him right away. He said that if we catch things early, I should be able to fix things quickly. YAY!
I hadn’t mentioned here that my toe still hurts. My PF is much better, as is my back. He worked a lot on my toe (seems so weird to get treatment for a toe, but it’s my big toe and it can be painful at times). I also mentioned that I was having a little knee pain. I thought it was my body adjusting to my shoe inserts. As we talked about it, he agreed with that idea as it didn’t hurt when I ran. He said that my patella tracks correctly, the problem is probably my quads. He did a little work on my quad (which hurt!).
He told me to make sure that I stretch. Which brought up the discussion about proper stretching and proper timing of stretching. Aside from the instructions *not* to do the bouncy stretches and to just be still and breathe through a stretch, we also talked about pre and post workout stretching and how I always hear that you aren’t supposed to stretch cold muscles. His opinion is that cold muscles means roll out of bed and stretch. If you’re up and moving around, your muscles are warm enough to stretch. You can be like Coco and stretch while you make your coffee.
He also instructed that a 45-60 stretch once a day is more effective that 2 shorter stretches. His opinion is that a short stretch doesn’t get in to where you need it to go.
So, now I’ve got 2 calf stretches, 2 quad stretches, a hamstring and a back stretch to do daily. Back to BBB, this is one of my daily fitness goals. I need to be accountable or I slack off.
Yesterday I stretched on the street while waiting to meet my Running Buddy.
Do you stretch?