22.11.12

Friends in high places ;)

Working in an office often means that I work through my lunch break and eat at my desk. We all know this is unhealthy and yet we continue to do it. So when I got an offer to spend my lunch break in the great outdoors trying out suspension training, I couldn't say no!

First up, what is suspension training?! Wikipedia describes it as
"...an approach to fitness training that uses a system of ropes and webbing called a "suspension trainer" to allow the user to work against their own body weight. These (exercises) are done with the aim of developing strength, balance, flexibility, and joint stability simultaneously."
Setting up on the swings
Off Lex and I went to the kids playground at Imperial War Museum and strapped up to the swings. It was drizzling, but it was bright and not particularly cold. We did a short warm up; some light jogging, fast feet, high knees etc before getting down to the tough stuff! This is what we managed to fit in before the swings got taken over by miniature people...
Suspended lunge

Assisted squat jumps
Upper body:
Bicep curls, Overhead tricep extension, Pec flye

Lower body:
Assisted split jumps, Assisted squat jumps, Suspended lunge

Core:
Suspended froggers, Suspended side knee tucks

With arms already tired from my hoop, pole and NTC antics, this took me to shaking point! The core exercises were definitely targeting the right areas but my arms were too tired to hold me up for too many reps!

I'm looking forward (slightly masochistic!) to the pain I will be in the next day though! I just keep telling myself, sore today...STRONG tomorrow...

So, what's for lunch?! You can even combine a walk or cycle to your favourite lunchtime restaurant for some healthier options!

Elle ;) x

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