Workout Routine

One of my friends on Facebook recently asked about my workout routine these days so I thought I would share my response here with some additional notes.

First, an explanation to put this in context. My routine changes depending on my goals and what sports I am competing in at any point in time. Right now I am not training for anything specific other than running faster than my kids and being able to play a pickup sport or lift heavy stuff around the house without injuring myself.

My routine was a lot different when I did triathlons in my 20′s and 30′s and it looks a bit different when I am playing hockey which I didn’t do this past winter (I like to play at least 3x per week when I play, otherwise my hips and lower back don’t stay loose).

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In most of my workouts, I push myself to exhaustion unless it is a recovery workout (usually weekends) – again because I am not training for a specific goal, this is more about simply training to feel good, be strong and getting invigorated. And because I can.

Here goes. A typical week these days:

  • Monday – yoga (for 20-30 mins) and cycle (for 30-45 mins) first thing in the am, then leg weights/gym at lunch or in the pm
  • Tuesday – yoga (for 20-30 mins) and run (for 30-45 mins) first thing in the am, then upper body weights/gym at lunch or in the pm
  • Wednesday – yoga (for 20-30 mins) and cycle (for 30-45 mins) first thing in the am, then back weights/gym at lunch or in the pm
  • Thursday – yoga (for 20-30 mins) and run (for 30-45 mins) first thing in the am, then upper body weights/gym at lunch or in the pm
  • Friday – yoga (for 20-30 mins) and cycle (for 30-45 mins) first thing in the am, then leg weights/gym at lunch or in the pm
  • Saturday – yoga in the am (for 45-60 mins)
  • Sunday – cycle first thing in the am (45-60 mins)

All of my workouts in the am happen right after I finish meditating, which I do 7 days a week. Gym workouts are short (30-60 mins) and intense and I usually alternate different body parts (superset) to save time, except on leg days. I do 2 leg days at the gym because I seem to have extra energy for weights when I am not playing hockey, otherwise, once leg/gym day per week is plenty.

There you go. My workout routine. Easy like Sunday morning.

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