We noticed in the comments lately that some of you BodyRockers are going through some tough times with your relationships. Breakups and heart ache can be the worst kind of pain to go through. We have all gone through it at one point or another – and if you have not experienced true heart break yet, you likely will. It’s pretty much a universal human experience.
How you deal with it of course is completely individual – they say that time heals all wounds, but what also helps is strengthening your mind and body while your heart mends itself back together. Often people find that a door opens when our knees finally hit the ground – many people discover exercise in these dark times, and throw themselves into working out as a way of soothing the pain and loneliness that they feel inside. Working on yourself is always an investment that will yield returns, wether it be new found confidence, a renewed self-esteem or just a general feeling of well being. Often the changes that we make on the inside are mirrored on the outside and vice versa. The end of a relationship can sometimes seem like one of the biggest changes of all. Moving forward through this change from a place of energy, strength and the willpower that comes from your training can help get you through those moments when it feels like your life is a Phil Collins ballad :) For all of you who are hurting right now from a broken heart – keep rocking it – better to sweat out those tears and emerge stronger both inside and out :)
If you guys have any stories you can share to help our heart broken BodyRockers please share in the comments below. Every kind and encouraging word can help shed a little light out there :)
Freddy & Zuzana
- Sandbag Swingmax. reps during each interval
- One Leg Half Squat25 reps each leg
- Forward/Backward Lungemax. reps during each interval
- Exercise Combo for Butt and Coremax. reps during each interval
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Part 1 – Sandbag Swings
4 minutes of interval training. Set your Interval Timer for 6 rounds of 10 seconds and 30 seconds intervals. Do as many reps as possible during each 30 second interval. Switch arms after each interval.
My reps: 16, 16, 17, 16, 17, 16
Part 2 – One Leg Half Squat (with Sandbag and Balance Ball)
50 reps (25 reps on each leg) for time. My time was 3 minutes and 34 seconds.
Part 3 – Forward & Backward Lunge (with Sandbag)
4 minutes of interval training. Set your Interval Timer for 6 rounds of 10 seconds and 30 seconds intervals. Do as many reps as possible during each 30 second interval. Switch legs after each interval. Each lunge (forward or back) counts as 1 rep.
14, 13, 13, 13, 10,10
Lunge forward with yoru left leg, push back lifting your left knee and immediately lunge back.
Part 4 – Balance Ball Exercise Combo for Butt and Core
6 minutes of interval training. Set your Interval timer for 12 rounds of 5 seconds and 25 seconds intervals.
Pass the ball from your hands to your feet by lifting your shoulder blades and your legs off of the ground. Keep your abs tight and your lower back pressed into the mat. Do as many reps as you can during the 25 second interval.
When you hear the beep (the interval timer) pass the ball to your feet and roll over on to your belly. You have only 5 seconds to do this so move fast.
Clasp your hand behind your head and do as many lifts as you can during the next 25 second interval. Try to lift the ball with your feet as high as possible while lifting your chest at the same time.
After the beep turn over on your back again (remember you have only 5 seconds) and continue until your timer sais it’s over. There are 12 rounds total.