That’s what they say anyway – unfortunately ’tis not so.
I went to the gym after work. It was busy but it was negotiable, which makes a huge difference. I spent 5 minutes on the cross-trainer then did my usual bloodflow routine to warm up then got on with it!
8x chest press at 31kg
8x leg press at 51kg
8x shoulder press at 17kg
8x seated row at 51kg
Between sets I did:
Squat jumps (15 after the first set, 12 after the second, 9 after the third etc, 6, 3)
Bounce press ups off a wall (15, 12, 9, 6, 3)
Burpees (15 [I nearly died], 12, 9, 6, 3)
30 second plank.
Now some of you may be wondering why I do the plyometric sets between my strength sets. There’s a few reasons for this:
- I have been warned that strength training can be quite boring. This keeps me interested!
- Netball gains. It helps build my explosive power for those jumps (I’m short) and helps to develop joint stability in my ankles and knees.
- It keeps my muscles guessing about what’s coming next! Plus, it’s a good way of keeping my heart rate up if I’m waiting to use a machine.