TT W12D3: Those Non-Gym Workouts

I didn’t do my TT weights last night, but I did play around a bit more with Forza and got the right hand routine from the DVD down pat. My bokken sword weighs 2.25 lbs, which, according to my sister (and some reviewers on Karatedepot.com who purchased the same sword), is an unusually heavy one. Her practice bokken for martial arts class is only 17 ounces.

No wonder I’ve been getting such a good workout from Forza this month, haha. I covet instructor Ilaria Montagnani’s shoulders. Lil’ sis is coming down from Boston this Thursday for a mini-vacation before starting her new job, and she’s bringing her Forza book with her so I can take a look and decide if I want to get a copy for myself.

I did TT workout B this morning at home because I didn’t want to spread my viruses to the people at the gym. Went up in DB standing presses and felt a lot stronger in eccentric pull ups. My BB only goes up to 135 lbs, so I couldn’t max out on that. I did, however, try to focus on dropping my backside all the way down on the squats instead of just going down to 90 degrees.

I finished up with 3 sets x 30 sec. of burpees. TT core and intervals on a stationary bike will be done immediately after work.

In reality TV news…is anyone else watching Dancing With The Stars? My faves currently are Joey Fatone (Go Orlando boy band dude!), Leila Ali (Go muscular boxer girl, go!), and Apolo Anton Ohno (Go skater boy with cute goatee!). I also like Ian something or other from 90210, and Heather Mills, who is dancing with a prosthetic left leg. DWTS is the only reality show I ever vote on.

That reminds me…I need to try out the Core Rhythms Latin dance workout I just picked up sometime this week. I previewed it this weekend and am a little bit intimidated.

It looks like you might need some modicum of coordination to get through it…

And one final bit of news–It looks like developer ResponDesign is working on the next version of Yourself Fitness at last! Woohoo! Here’s hoping that they include some real strength building exercises this time, better audio cueing in the yoga module, tougher cardio calisthenics exercises, and more unlockables!

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TODAY’S WORKOUT
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– TT for Women Weeks 9-12 Workout B
A1) BB Squat (3×8 @ 115, 135, and 145 lbs)
A2) Eccentric Pull-ups (3×5)
B1) BB Romanian Deadlift (3×8 @ 115, 125, and 135 lbs)
B2) DB 1-Arm Standing Shoulder Press (3×8 @ 25 lbs)

– Core Training B
– TT Intervals – Stationary Bike (34 min)

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TODAY’S EATS
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0) 1/4 PWO shake
1) 3 egg whites, 1 oz. raisins, 1/2 c. oats
2) Pineapple soy protein smoothie
3) 4 oz. turkey breast, 4 oz. seasoned sweet potato wedges, 1 c. mixed veggie stir fry
4) 3/4 c. LF cottage cheese, 3/4 c. grapes
5) 4 oz. tilapia filet, 1 c. stir-fried cabbage and green beans, 0.5 oz. almonds, 1/2 orange
6) 1 c. light soy milk, 1/2 scoop whey, 0.5 oz. almonds

Supps: 1 multivitamin, 1 calcium 600+D, 6 fish oil caps, 2 servings BCAA, 1 serving l-glutamine

4 thoughts on “TT W12D3: Those Non-Gym Workouts

  1. Maya’s got your back! The Yourself!Fitness follow-up title will rock with both audio updates and new features and rewards. Thanks for the mention.

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  2. All my swords are heavy too. I don’t have any of the light ones. I do have half sized ones for beginners when I taught, but the full sized ones easily weigh over 2 lbs. I would peg them at about 3 or so. Of course, now I have to go find out… *sigh* They solid oak and Cherry.

  3. Terry, I am using the Forza DVD available through http://www.powerstrike.com. I also have the book, which I use to learn cuts, strikes, and other moves not in the DVD version, but I like to keep the DVD on while I’m at it for the correct tempo and timing.

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