Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Bodyweight 500

One of the calluses on my left palm tore off yesterday, leaving a raw spot that made it too painful to grip a dumbbell or kettlebell. (Envy me my glamorous existence, people!) So, I opted for a bodyweight workout today. The pullups and chins were problematic because of the raw spot (and also because they're freakin' pullups and chins for Goddess's sake), but everything else was okay, even the inverted rows because I did those on the TRX, which has nice cushy padded handles to grip.

50 Prisoner Squats
50 Pushups
25 Jumps
25 Stability Ball Leg Curls
50 Stability Ball Jackknifes
50 Step-ups (25 reps per side)
25 Band-assisted pull-ups
50 Forward Lunges (25 reps per side)
50 Close-grip Pushups
50 Inverted Rows
50 Squats
25 Band-assisted chin-ups

I got through it in about 28 minutes, which isn't bad I guess. This is a CB workout, and he claims the first time he tried it it took him 27 minutes. Of course I'm sure his form was a lot better than mine on the close grip pushups, and he was also doing regular pullups and chins, not band-assisted. OTOH, he's under 35 and a guy, which tends to be somewhat of an advantage when it comes to upper body stuff so I'm not going to give myself too hard a time.