Thursday, August 11, 2011

Yeeeooowwchhh!


There's this exercise at my boot camp it's called a "johnny c". I tried to find an example, but I'm not sure if it is technically called that or if I spelled it correctly, or it's just something the sadists made up (don't think so) because I couldn't find anything.

Anyway, it's an elbows and toes plank (also referred to as a forearm plank) and then you put one hand where your elbow was and repeat with the other arm (you are now in a push up plank position) and then you go back down one arm at a time. The goal is to hold your plank form and not have your hips sway. Repeat this 8 zillion times as quickly as you can while maintaining form. So I'm plugging away and somehow I peeled a nickel size piece of skin off one of my elbows....dry skin and this exercise do not mix. Learn from me, apply lotion.

To add insult to injury, I seriously thought today was Friday. As in the entire bootcamp this morning, I was telling myself that it was Friday as a motivation trick. Then it was pointed out to me that it's not. Husband is out of town and it's garbage day. Garbage is not out. Work has highs and lows. Right now it's a low...I'm grumpy. I now banish the grumpiness into the universe and outta me!

7 comments:

MandaPanda said...

Uh oh! Grumpy bunny alert! Nothing like a grumpy bunny. I'm sorry it's not Friday. Like you, I really wish it was. I haven't heard of this exercise but it sounds horrendous.

Vanessa said...

Oh yeah! We have to do that exercise at my boot camp too...not sure what they call it but its hard ~ we do it with our toes on a bosu ball ~ torture!!

Justawallflower said...

I can see applying lotion backfiring as well. Mix lotion with sweat, I see people slipping all over the place! At least that would be my luck! I am actaully looking forward to bootcamp tonight (or at least I keep telling myself that. I'm trying to trick myself into thinking it is something I really love to do). So sorry you had your Friday bubble burst. I hate when that happens! And boo for the scrapped elbow!

Cece said...

What's going to really stink is tomorrow when you wake up - it's still not Saturday ... one more day, girl - you can do it ! :)

FitBy40 said...

My days have been off all week and I'm not sure why! What the heck. Sure hope tomorrow is better for you.

Cat said...

I'm so sorry you hurt your arm!! This exercise sounds fantastic/scary as hell! I can only plank for about 20 seconds right now so it will be a while before I start doing this. My normal "plank" position is on my forearms and toes.

Beth Ann said...

Well the Johnny C sounds like it totally sucks. Hope yesterdays brief respite from the heat helped a little. :) Cheer up, buttercup! Because today it REALLY is Friday!