I like Tuesdays. They’re not Monday, so they don’t have that back-to-work sting, and yet you’re not far enough into the week to realize how far behind you might be at work. Due to our circumstances vis-a-vis daycare and babysitting help from visitors, it’s a good chance for me to get out of the house early for some extra exercise…
And thus Trifecta Tuesday was born.
My basic premise for Trifecta Tuesday is to get 3 different forms of exercise done in one day. I’m a triathlete… I like threes… three is a magic number after all!
Some examples so far:
- Dec 4th. I hit the pool in the morning for a workout, then at lunch I had the two-fer workout that I have dubbed ‘Rowga’. Swimming, Rowing Machine, Yoga.
- Dec 11th. Another morning Swim. Then the 3-2-1 workout: 3 cardio sessions, 2 whole-body strength circuits, 1 session of ab/core work; 10 minutes each for a (theoretical 60 minute workout). I ended up short on time and skipping the explicit core work, but since I used the Spartacus circuit and the Matrix circuit for strength, my core was adequately addressed. The cardio sessions were Rowing (again), Spinning, and a combination of skipping rope and the heavy bag. I lost count somewhere in there, but it’s more than 3!
- Dec 18th. Hey! That’s today! I’m swamped with year-end stuff at work, so getting 3 activities in would take not only creativity, but… creativity in the interpretation. I wanted to try a new elliptical trainer that has lateral motion (spoiler alert: upcoming post!) for warm-up, and use the treadmill for a post-workout cardio burn, but others like to use that elliptical/cross-trainer, so I opted for a rowing warm-up. My weight/strength session had the upper body push (chest), legs, upper body pull (back) structure, but I focused more on tradtional moves with heavier weights like a barbell bench press. I ended up snagging the lateral ellipitical/cross-trainer for my post-workout cardio burn.