But sometimes I get tired too. I get tired of listening to the excuses, to the resistance, to the victimization, to the whining. Who's cheering my training on? Who's motivating me to get up in the morning, go outside to a cold, dark, frozen garage to workout? Or to drive thru traffic for 30-45 minutes to teach a class, or a private session that no one might show up for? Something I hear a lot from people is that they think I'm disciplined, that I'm self motivated, and yes, I might be some of the time, maybe even most of the time, but not all of the time. It's those times that I have to dig a little deeper, sometimes I have to not "dig" at all, not "think" and just do. I have to just do.
So out of my frustration I video taped the very first, and at the time only one, simple 10 x 10 workout almost three weeks ago. I had no idea that I would get this brainstorm to offer a free series of ten total, 10 x 10 workouts, every other day in hopes that one of those people that asked me for help and support would either find inspiration or simply do the workouts out of guilt! I was asked for some of my time and in return I was simply asking for five minutes theirs (yours). I have more to share with you about the beginning, the why's and how's, of my "10 x 10" Project but for now lets see how we do with these, shall we?
November 29th I posted the first 5 workouts, all in a row for you to find easily and follow along with every other day (after posting them individually on facebook), in order, if you chose to, or to group together and follow along with all five of them consecutively for a really great workout in itself. Maybe two, three four or five consecutive10 x 10's is a goal for you to set in a few weeks, or maybe a challenge for your next workout. These 10 x 10's will always be here for you. Here are the last five, starting with #6. I had to post them a little out of the order I taped them because of my travel schedule and not knowing exactly where I might have the opportunity to video tape and/or have internet access to download them on Youtube.
The last one, the tenth, is a longer workout and if you watch it I describe the first part of the workout, which I did not video tape. The 24kg 10 x 10 was at the end of the last workout I did in the last minutes the morning before I left on our trip to Israel, still in the clothes I slept in (yes, I did just admit I trained in my pajama sweats!). By the time I finished packing I had only 1 hour to swing, shower and get dressed to leave. I describe the entire workout, and at the bottom of this post I will give you the written version in case it's something you would like to do in it's entirety.
I had only a very short time and I had no idea what I was going to do, so I started with 40, 12kg two hand swings, which I know takes one minute to complete. I also know that the 12kg is more of a warm up weight for me and since I had very little time to work up to a "training" weight I needed to move on quickly. I had to get to the 14kg next....this inspired a pattern. I could simply repeat the same set with all of the bells I had available to me, and in my gym that includes the incremental sizes, 14kg, 18kg, 22kg that are in between the standard weight increases of the 12kg, 16kg, 20kg, and 24kg. Lucky me, huh? But you can do this workout with one weight or any number of weights, and for that fact any number of sets. The entire workout is simply sets of 40 reps, followed by 10 sets of 10 reps (or a few more!)
12kg 40 2 hd sw (1 min work/1 min rest)
14kg 40 2 hd sw
16kg 40 2 hd sw
18kg 40 2 hd sw
20kg 40 2 hd sw
22kg 40 2 hd sw
24kg 40 2 hd sw
24kg 10 x 10 2 hd sw (video starts here)
22kg 10 2 hd sw
20 kg 10 2 hd sw
18kg 10 2 hd sw
16kg 10 2 hd sw
14kg 10 2 hd sw
12kg 10 2 hd sw
Done! 22 minutes, 440 swings, AND the weights put away, now off to Israel I went! Where will you be off to after your next workout?