Day 335: The day mountain climbers were deemed a rest…

Mountain climbers are not a rest!

mountain climber gif

this is not a rest…or a sensible way to climb a mountain…

I’ll come to why they were a “rest” in a minute…

In case you hadn’t guessed Thursday was PT day ๐Ÿ™‚

After traditional amt warm up plus mobility flailing, I did a warm up set of:

Squats, mountain climbers, press ups, lunges, spider plank knee to arm pit thingies, Plank step foot to outside of hand thingies.

Yes, I know I should learn the technical names of some of those things..

Following this I had to balance and lift stuff at the same time…


one armed swiss ball chest press

I did 10 per arm 1 armed chest press on a swiss ball (8kg)

10 per arm single armed bent over row (12kg)

waiters walk across the gym and back, 10kg per arm.

8 x 25 kg clean and press with the bar.

Next cam the deadlifts ๐Ÿ˜€ I love deadlifts!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I did 3 @ 60 kg, 3 @ 70 kg and 3 @ 75 kg ๐Ÿ˜€ they are just awesome everyone should do them!

After the awesome, can the bit where mountain climbers were put in as a rest :-S

It was HIIT with 20s work 10s rest, and the exercises in theory were supposed to be really high impact interspersed with lower impact for a “rest” and they went like this:
1) squat tuck jumps
2) mountain climbers
3) 360 split squats
4) spider knee to armpit thingies
5) burpees
6) press ups…

apparently numbers 2, 4 and 6 were designed to bring my heart rate down…

mountain climbers are not a rest!

andway…I went through the HIIT cycle twice then moved on to someย boxing ๐Ÿ™‚

we did the same sort of boxing as last week, it was still the same punch defence combos as normal but Matt had boxing gloves on instead of focus pads, which made the whole thing quicker and more realistic, especially in terms of the defence parts!

This is lots of fun, it is harder work than it was with the focus pads but very much fun! Especially after Matt stopped looking worried about throwing the punches I have to defend against…I pointed out it is very easy to defend against something that you know is coming because the other person looks really worried just before the move!

LAst, but by no means least, we did some gymnastics type strength and agility work…

TRX narrow chest press
Crow hold (which I managed for 1s)
180ยบ Jumps from squat
360ยบ Jumps from squat (I actually only managed 270ยบ but I tried)
Dive bomber press ups
180ยบ Jumps from a bosu to the floor
Narrow bosu press ups

then, after all this, because I had been telling Matt about the plank things we were doing in my core training course, I had to proveย demonstrate that I could do plank first with my hands on a med ball and my feet on the floor, then with my hands on a med ball and my feet on a bosu…I should really learn to keep my mouth shut!

THat was all before work…

after work of course, I had to do squats!

160 standard squats
140 plie squats

and with that, day 335 complete ๐Ÿ™‚


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About Sam Catchpole

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17 responses to “Day 335: The day mountain climbers were deemed a rest…”

  1. nancytex2013 says :

    Another killer PT session, Sam!
    I got two massive blisters, courtesy of my new hiking shoes, which I’m panicked as to how I’ll fix before heading to Grand Canyon for the hike on Thursday. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


    • Ice_Badger says :

      eeek! that is no good!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Do you have compeed over there?

      It is excellent and somehow magically stops the pain!


      • nancytex2013 says :

        Never heard of compeed. I’ll go check at the pharmacy. Ed just drained them with a sanitized pin. At least now I don’t have two giant water balloons on my heels. I’ll slap on some polysporin and bandaids, and then just before the hike I’ll put duct tape over the entire area (over the bandaid so as not to rip away the skin when I remove the tape. Duct tape was a trick I learned at BLR during the morning hikes. It’s so tight that it prevents rubbing/and hence blisters. I would’ve done well to have remembered that BEFORE yesterday’s hike.


      • Ice_Badger says :

        I used to tape my feet up with zinc oxide tape really tight so they wouldn’t run before walks, but I don;t seem to get as many blisters as I used to!

        Order compeed from amazon…it is really really magic stuff!


      • nancytex2013 says :

        This was definitely a new-shoe issue. I never get blisters anymore (except with new shoes, apparently ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

        I won’t get the amazon order in time as we are leaving for Arizona tomorrow afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


      • Ice_Badger says :

        oh ๐Ÿ˜ฆ that is a shame!
        I hope you find something simillar!

        I used to get them all the time, I have improved a lot, but sometimes I still do, normally in the summer when my feet are hot, when dancing in new rocks…now I use thin walking socks to dance in with anti blister lining…which may or may not work but it is worth a try..and I always have at least 2 packs of compeed in my dancing bag!


      • nancytex2013 says :

        Good call on the stock-pile of compeed. I’ll definitely look into it for future hikes. I know they’ll come in handy at some point.


      • Ice_Badger says :

        They are definitely worth a try…even if they work like taking an umbrella with you to prevent it raining ๐Ÿ˜‰


      • Ice_Badger says :

        on thinking about it…the umbrella thing is probably more important over here than in Vegas…or Arizona ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Ice_Badger says :

      apparently they don;t seem to be available in the states, but they are on amazon…
      I don;t know if you can get them quick enough…but they are awesome

      drain the blisters carefully then cover with compeed, they have anesthetic and cushioning…I have used them to dance with blisters!


  2. Helen says :

    There are words in here that I do not understand, I’m going to google them all! Fantastic workout, but no, mountain climbers are NOT a rest. They are the most hated part of my circuits. Bad, bad mountain climbers!


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