I’ve decided that even if you’re not a runner or gym rat that maybe posting my workouts and my music will inspire you.  Either you’ll get some cool workout ideas OR learn about some new music.  Either way I like the idea of continuing to post them…it keeps me motivated! 

Last night’s workout was a hodgepodge of sorts.  I normally do BodyPump on Tuesday night’s but I was running late getting out of work and didn’t make it for the start of class.  But I was super energetic -thanks to all the hot coffee I’d had- so I ended up having an awesome workout.  I warmed up with some intense cardio and then did a circuit type thing.  Here’s what I did:

About 25-30 minutes hard on the arc trainer at a max 20 incline and resistance between 25 and 35
Rowing machine super fast for 5 minutes
(Heart rate sky high right now)
Platform jumps (with 4 risers) – 3 sets of 10
Pushups til I couldn’t do anymore
Lunges – “Pump style” for about 5 minutes
Tricep pushups off the bench
Tricep dips
BodyStep “Power Knees” in intervals with jogging basics in between (2 risers)
Knee Repeaters (2 risers)
Walking planks

All of that was in about 50 minutes to an hour.  Kept moving super fast to keep my heart rate up! Booyah!

Music: I started out on an Alternative mix but then went Classic Rock for a while, then ended up in Pop.  When I started getting tired I turned to one of my favorite workout playlists:

Come As You Are – Nirvana
Follow You Down – Gin Blossoms
Habit – Jump, Little Children
Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin
Roll Me Away – Bob Segar
Hey Hey What Can I Do – Led Zeppelin
Pinball Wizard – Elton John
Scream – Michael Jackson
Who Knew – Pink
Won’t Back Down – Eminem
Made In England – Elton John
Take if Off – Kesha
Monster – Kanye West
Sing For the Moment – Eminem
Tangerine – Led Zeppelin (Cool down / stretch)