I have to admit, I love taking on workout challenges. The Metconmonster was a huge eye opener for me last month on the limits of my body. After years of making excuses and fearing an increased training volume, I found out that my body really needed more of a challenge. The shorter duration, yet still intense workouts seemed to bring out a new performance level for me.
So enters Dumbbell Domination, 8 workouts over the course of 10 days. Similar to the Metcon, the idea is to work hard for a shorter duration, no longer than 30 minutes. These workouts seem to have a little more of a strength focus which excites me! The past 8 weeks I have been gradually making improvements so this feels like the perfect time to see what I can handle. And the best part is this challenge ends right about the time I am going to start tapering down in preparation for my golf tournament.
The first workout I took on today used a descending rep count starting at 12 and decreasing to 4. I decided to add an extra 1 minute cardio sprint in since I am placing a high priority on improving my cardiac output. The golf tournament at the end of this month is at 7000 ft altitude, and I want to be prepared! The better my lungs are, the easier it will be to adjust.
The Metcon workouts have definitely been resulting in a lot of sweat, but this workout topped it! I was pouring sweat halfway through, and could have rung my shirt out after. I can only imagine what the next workout will bring in the morning, but for some reason, I can’t wait!
See you then!