Yesterday, I told you that I finding the motivation to try the Fitnessista’s Schweaty July Elliptical workout. I dragged my tush off the couch, made it to the gym and rocked the workout. I had some snafus with my iPod and ended up doing an extra few minutes on the elliptical. Not a problem for me, but my glutes were screaming for the majority of the afternoon/evening.
The workout definitely lived up to its name – I went in during the morning (usually a quiet time at the gym) wearing an Under Armour tank top and shorts. I came out wearing a drenched top and swampy shorts (yeah, I said it…swampy.) The humidity outside didn’t help at all. However, I felt SO good. I’ve been looking for a way to shake up my elliptical routine and this totally did the trick.
Now, for the playlist.
Song #1: warm-up – “Shimmer” by Fuel
Song #2: tempo climb – “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz ft. Ludacris
Song #3: sprints – “I Like That” by Houston ft. Chingy, I-20 and Nate Dogg
Song #4: steady climb –“Sex & Reruns” by Matt Duke
Song #5: recover – “Call on Me” (Radio Edit) by Eric Prydz
Song #6: intense climb – “Keep on Loving You” by REO Speedwagon (note: this video is super 80s awesomeness)
Song #7: quick climb – “A Pen and a Piece of Mind” by Houston Calls
Song #8: cool down – “Untouched” by the Veronicas
It could definitely use a few tweaks, but it worked and I’m happy with how I could feel it working both during and after the workout. I’ll surely be adding it as a regular in my exercise routine 🙂
Sorry for the lack of photos, but I was NOT taking pictures of my uber schweaty self!
Question: What do you do to mix up your workouts? I try to get a weight session in every week with a few days of cardio, but that routine’s been in place for a while. Even though I want to maintain my weight right now, a bit of muscle confusion now and then never hurts…