Wednesday Workout: Pyramid Workout

Hey there!! As I’ve mentioned, my posts will be light this week as I am still in the midst of settling into my new apartment, but I was able to put this workout post together for you since I know you all love Wednesday Workout posts, right?! 😉 I taught this last week and even though I forgot to go back DOWN the leg pyramid, it was still an awesome workout.

We worked our way up the pyramid, meaning we started with 10 reps then went to 20, then 30 and finally 40 reps. Before moving back down the pyramid, I had us hold a 60 second plank. In addition, I had us do 3 minute cardio blasts before each pyramid- a great way to get the heart rate up!

Pyramid workout

Now, I realize that it looks like you’re going DOWN the pyramid first, but when I wrote it out with the 40 rep exercise at the top, it looked weird; my eyes looked immediately to the top exercise in a diagram, meaning it made me think I was starting with the 40 rep exercise, so I switched it. ANYWAY… clearly big issues 😉 I hope you get the idea of what I mean by this pyramid workout: 10, 20, 30, 40- 60 second plank- 40, 30, 20, 10. Makes sense, right?!

Once I get myself some weights for my new apartment, I look forward to doing this workout in my living room when I don’t want to go to the gym.

Speaking of gyms… Look what I came across during my evening jog:

YMCA

Love it!! The class schedule looks ok, but more than that I love that I’ve found a gym a 1/2 mile from my apartment. There’s also an awesome park with lots of great running trails- makes me so happy!

Let me know if you try this workout 🙂

Questions for you: Have you ever done a pyramid workout? What’s the gym closest to your apartment? Do you choose your gym by the location or the classes/equipment offered?

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8 thoughts on “Wednesday Workout: Pyramid Workout

  1. playfulpups says:

    I have never done a Pyramid Workout, but now am kind of excited to try yours! I am a bit of a gym-a-phobic- I choose a gym that has segmented areas- I am to self-conscious in just one big room. And, I need a pool. I love swimming. 🙂

  2. Jen @nutcaseinpoint says:

    I specifically moved to my apt in Brighton because it was walking distance to the Oak Square Y! Then, when I moved to Calgary I was ecstatic because our house is just around the corner from the Y (although I don’t go there anymore and now drive about 2.5 miles to a different gym)

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