This upper body workout was so intense. Only 2 exercises and in between intense active rest – I was sweating like crazy. It is an upper body workout but I feel it in calves a little bit because of the cross over mat jumps.
I love Renegade row. It is so good total body exercise but recently It became a little bit easier for me. Instead of increasing weight I decided to challenge myself in a different way – challenge the balance and you get harder exercise 🙂
I also feel my core the day after and there were no crunches or isolated ab exercises. Stabilizing exercises are my favorite abdominal exercises and single leg renegade row is a winner!
I always adjust number of rounds according to how I feel the day I do the workout. Sometimes I don’t get enough sleep or I have muscle sore from previous workout – I always listen to my body and I may end doing fewer rounds than planned. I workout mainly to be healthy and if I feel that workout is harder than I need this day – I do less rounds or decrease weights or reps.
Of course it can happen the opposite scenario when I think I can do just 3 rounds today but after the 3rd round I feel strong and I do more rounds. I always adjust workouts to the way I feel today no matter my fitness level or what I think of myself – most important is how I feel, not what I think!
Exercises in this upper body workout
5 rounds for time. Don’t sacrifice proper form for speed!
After every strength exercise do 20 reps Cross Over Mat Jumps.
1. Single leg renegade row (2 dumbbells in a hand) – 12
2. Diamond push up, shoulder push up, wide push up – count every rep – 12 reps
I love such simple workouts. It is like a meditation. I think only for 2 exercises and nothing else. When I do workouts with many exercises I always think “what is next” 😉 With simple workouts I shut down thinking and just move – workout as meditation!
Question: What type of workouts you prefer – simple (just 2-3 exercises) or complicated, many exercises?