I'm so excited to start my new workout program today! I received Cathe's latest XTrain DVD set when I returned home from Florida but I didn't have a chance to go through any of it or figure out when I would start it because I wanted some time to read the Users Guide that comes with the set to see which rotation I would do. I opted not to do a the 1RM (1 repetition max) test and am using my recent weight selections from similar exercises that I use for the STS series. I'm going to wing it on the new exercises and make notes and adjustments as necessary on the fly. That's how I roll this time around.
It's so nice to workout at home where it's never overly crowded... even this time of year! My basement is my workout haven.
It feels strange to not have started STS at all this fall/winter as it's been something that I've done for the past 4 years now. I knew this new series was coming and I wanted to be ready (rather than having to stop STS mid-cycle).
This past week I did a mix of the Low Impact Series and some older ones (TurboBarre, After Burn, Cardio Super Sets, Muscle Max) but for the next 3 months I'll be doing the 90-day Undulating XTrain Rotation and its' going to great (oh, and also challenging... I have no delusions about this). Here's what the first four weeks of the rotation look like:
I'll be shifting the rotation one day to make my week start on Sundays to accommodate my Saturday rest day. The frequency is the same as ive been working out 6 days a week for most of the last year or two (some weeks it's been 5 due to scheduling). What I just noticed is that with this program, 2 days a week I'll be working out for less time than I usually do, which can only mean that Cathe made it twice as hard. She's good for that you know! Oh, I can feel the DOMS already. Oh wait, that's just from Friday's workout. XTrain, here I come!
Later today: taking J to a dance class to determine what path she wants to take with dance, making savory scones to go with the big pot of chili I've cooked up for the gathering at our place with some friends and family to watch the Redskins in the playoffs.