Welcome to my very first Wild Workout Wednesday link up! I am so excited to be hosting with Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie from Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, and Sarah at Creating Better Tomorrow to bring you workout ideas, motivation, inspiration and recipes to try. Join us for a wild workout each week by reading along or grab the button and link up if you have a fitness or healthy living post to share!
It’s been a soggy start to June around here, but I’m not letting that put a damper on my goals. I had visions of working on my pull ups with a luscious, green park backdrop, but sometimes weather/time/kids/LIFE just gets in the way and you still have to get it done.
I have Tough Mudder in August, and I’m starting to tailor my workouts more towards specific training–hence, pull ups. But since I was confined to a small indoor space with no pull up bar, I decided to create a challenging HIIT workout with one piece of equipment. I’m usually a no equipment kind of gal, but again, I’m specifically trying to kick up the intensity a notch in preparation for Tough Mudder.
I broke out the 10 pound weighted ball for this total body HIIT workout, and let me tell you–IT BURNED.
By adding the overhead weighted ball to the squat jumps, I immediately felt the added resistance in my core as I worked to stabilize the weight. Sure my shoulders were holding the weight above my head, and my legs were doing the squatting, but it really is all about the core. As always, the times for sets and rest are suggestions and you should always adjust them according to your fitness levels.
I finished with ‘around the waist’ which is typically a basketball drill used to improve ball handling, but also strengthen the hands, wrists, and forearms–something I absolutely need for pull ups and Tough Mudder. With a 10 pound ball, this exercise will surely address the hand, wrist, forearm strength I will need to make it across the Funky Monkey bars and pull myself and my teammates over numerous challenging walls.
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This post is also linked up with Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday!