When I was a gymnast our workouts were broken down into warmup/stretching, routine/apparatus work, and then the last half hour of every practice was conditioning. Looking back it amazes me how strong I was. I try to do some of the strength exercises now, and I fail miserably. But, I'm determined to get super strong again, so I'm taking a page out of my gymnastic days and have created conditioning cards.
To start our strength sessions, my gymnastics coach would get out a deck of cards (index cards), shuffle them and then lay out 10-20 along the beam. On each card was a different exercise. We were given repetition numbers. Then we got to it.
I plan on duplicating this. I started by writing down some exercises.
Then, thank goodness for Amazon, I found blank playing cards. I put the exercises on the playing cards.
Now I can legitimately shuffle them. I plan on choosing about 10 each time and doing each exercise three rounds at 10 reps, maybe. A lot of the exercises I can't do yet (squats/lunges), but there are many I can do. I can't wait to get started.
What are you favorite strength exercises?
How do you come up with strength routines?