Friday, January 28, 2011

I'm Working on Six-Pack Legs

Ha! I do recognize the ab wheel, and am familiar with its tortures!

Since I started this Bootcamp, I have used all different kinds of workout equipment that, until this point, I had only seen on The Biggest Loser. The ab wheel is one. Those huge ropes that they fling around with such abandon? Yeah, those are really heavy.

The most challenging piece of equipment, I don't even know what to call it. Suspended something or others? They have hard handles for you to grip and do pull-ups or suspended push-ups and more (so much more!) or soft handles that hang down from the hard handles for you to shove the front half of your feet in there and perform various excruciating moves, all from a suspended plank position. Here's something close to what I'm talking about:
Finally, I can also tell you that I know that this thing is called a Prowler Sled, and it makes my thighs burn while pushing and pulling it. Then I can barely walk for a day after a workout involving the Prowler Sled.

I had no idea Bootcamp would be such an educational experience. And I thought I was just going for the workout!


cat said...

This completely cracked me up! I want to get into a boot camp class so bad, but I'm just now cleared to start plyometric training. Hopefully this summer! :)

M. Lubbers said...

I think you would really like this bootcamp. And they have West side locations too--Westlake and Bay. AND if you sign up, that gets me a discount:)

Good luck with the plyo, and let me know if you're interested in the bootcamp! I remember that recovery from ACL surgery takes such a long time.

cat said...

I will talk to you about this! I am definitely interested! It's the recovery that is holding me back for now. But I am in a wedding Labor Day weekend and have to look GOOD and bootcamp will get me there!

M. Lubbers said...

I haven't lost much weight, because my diet is still far from clean, but I've definitely put on muscle. Let me know when you think you're ready for it and I'll get you in touch with the right people! And then we can commiserate about our soreness:)

Good luck with the recovery!