Pupometrics

Good morning!  This hump day started for me with a 3 mile run on the treadmill, a warm mug of lemon water, and a delicious English muffin with peanut butter, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.  (and will be followed with copious amounts of coffee).

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This morning I felt very torn between going to the gym and staying and spending time with the B dog.  Maybe it’s just me, but I think other pet owners can attest to the guilt that comes with working out and leaving your furry best friend behind.  Especially pet owners with hyperactive German Shorthair Pointers who live for the opportunity to be active.  Normally I would just take my little furry BFF for a run, but this time of year it’s too cold and dark.

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So this morning, I came up with a compromise… Pupometrics (Puppies + Plyometrics).  It goes a little something like this:

Circuit 1

repeat 10 times:

Toss tennis ball down the stairs

Jump squats until the ball is brought back (or thrown back at you for some of us)

Circuit 2

repeat 10 times:

Toss tennis ball down the stairs

Burpees until the ball is brought back

Circuit 3

repeat for 1 minute each:

Pushups while your pup tries to step all over you

Wall squats while said pup jumps up on your lap

Plank

Circuit 4

repeat 10 times:

Throw tennis ball down the stairs

Jump lunges until the ball is brought back

Circuit 5

10 regular pushups

10 incline pushups

10 tricep pushups

10 shoulder pushups

Repeat until  your pup you can’t go on any longer.

I will definitely be giving this a try soon (maybe this evening?).  So stay tuned 🙂

Have a great day!

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