Fave move Friday…Toe Tap Speed Ladder

I love my speed Ladder, we use it probably every week. It has gotten its use for $20. They are often used for sports, such as basketball, football, and soccer, but I noticed Shaun T using a shorter one in his workout series Asylum. Here is one of my favorite moves that I’m not able to do right now, so here is my super flexible friend Cammy demonstrating for me:

Toe Tap Speed Ladder:

I will be able to do this again! But you this can easily be modified by not tapping your foot in the square, but reach as far as you can. This is a full body workout move, great for abs and butt!

Anyone love the speed ladder as much as I do?

Saturday tradition and 300 rep challenge workout

I haven’t been able to post last Thursday’s workout, but it was awesome, we paired it with the 300 rep ab workout so I guess technically that’s 600 reps!

We started out with a 5 minute jog warm up.

Pyramid sprints to 6.

Speed Ladder drills.

300 Rep Challenge:

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We also added 6 line sprints every 3 workout moves.

Links to moves:

Single Leg dead lift w/ torso twist

Double Squat Hop

Pendulum lunge

Bridge Extension

Spider push up

T to push up

Tricep kick back

Lateral raise

Wall sit w/ arm tap

Wall mountain climbers

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Saturday’s run was very difficult to me. I told myself I want to get to 3 miles and if I wasn’t in a grove I would get off and do the elliptical. At 3 miles I felt great and made it to six miles. My average pace was the slowest to date, I finished six in just under an hour. But I know I have to listen to my body and do what it tells me!

After I get done at the gym, I always bring my kids back to get some energy out. We use our college gym, and they have a basketball court so we take the kids in there to shoot around and play. Cael has been working really hard at basketball and he will start officially next week. Devin does a great job working with him, and he is quite the little player for it only being his first year.

My little kids always like to join in the workout fun:

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These are not staged pictures and I’m glad I was quick enough to snap them. It makes my heart happy to see my kids being active, and I hope that I am a good example to them. We do our best to get them out of the house and into environments where they can be active in a kid way:)

Where do you work out?

Fellow parents, how do you get your kids out of the house?

20 Weeks and a new circuit workout

Technically I’m almost 22 weeks now but here is my 20 week belly:

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I’m so excited to be over half way through with this pregnancy, I don’t have really difficult pregnancies I just hate being pregnant. I’m a big whiner I know!;) I cannot run as hard or fast as I like but I’m grateful to still be running, and I feel the longer I run the easier the comeback will be after.

I have to modify a lot of workout moves, but I’m just happy to still be moving. Here is what we did today:

8 minute warm up jog

Pyramid sprints to 8

Speed ladder Drills

Partner Plank jumps

and lastly a 20 minute circuit with these moves:

Squat to overhead press

Heisman over cones

Push ups

Hammer curls

Jumping lunge through Speed ladder

Reverse lunge with weights

Wall sit

Heal Tap

Plank tap on step

Do each station for 1 minute before moving on to the next move. Repeat one more time. (We only took about a 5 to 10 second break between each move.)

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Here is a fun look back at my growing twin belly. I can’t tell much of a difference when comparing this belly to my twin belly at 20 weeks.

Belly Progression