The TRP Cardio Workout

Who here works out on Monday mornings?  I just find it so incredibly difficult to get myself up and out of bed for a 6am workout on a Monday.  Unless I was out super late on Saturday night (which – let’s be honest, doesn’t happen all that much anymore), I’m just not tired enough on Sunday nights to go to bed early enough to get enough sleep for a 5:30 wake up call.  I really wanted to make Lauren’s spin class yesterday morning, but a later than expected bedtime along with a two-hour stint of tossing and turning prohibited me from getting there (again).  Lauren, someday I swear I am going to make it to your Monday morning class!

That being said, yesterday made two Mondays in a row where I really needed to give myself a pep talk to get to the gym.  Since I did upper body strength work on Sunday and am teaching tonight, I told myself that I was going to dominate some cardio.  And I did it!

I call this one my “TRP Cardio Workout.”  Mainly because I didn’t know what else to call it.  Hey, I never promised to be cool.

TRP Cardio Workout

For this workout I did three rounds of a mile run, a 500 meter row, and a 60 second elbow plank.  I went for speed, especially on the row part.  You guys could certainly adapt this to meet your needs — maybe it’s a ten minute power walk followed by 2 minutes of sprints on a bike, followed by a plank.  Maybe it’s a certain # of steps on the stairmill followed by the row machine and then the plank.  You get the idea.  Pick what you like and make it yours.  But if you choose the treadmill, the row machine, and the plank – then you are dominating the TRP cardio workout.  Own it.

What’s your go to “I’m going to dominate this cardio” workout?!

P.S. Last night I finally did some much overdo updating to my fitness page.  Check out the new designated cardio section here!

10 thoughts on “The TRP Cardio Workout

  1. Agreed. Monday mornings are brutal. Depending on my week/weekend schedule I don’t usually attempt it. Sunday gluttony had me at spinning at 6AM this Monday though!

    Also, I like this cardio plan…and any cardio plan that gets me off the treadmill within 10 minutes. Thanks!


  2. I agree – always hard to sleep well on a Sunday night but I do get up at my normal time (5:00 these days) every Monday and workout – it helps me set the tone for the week.


  3. So excited you posted this workout! I finally found a new gym with brand new rowers and have been trying to figure out how to incorporate into a workout ever since we took that CrossFit class!

    Side question – do you shoot for a certain number strokes per minute?


    • What gym did you join? I was looking to row more too after our CrossFit experience! I don’t know enough about it yet though to know what a normal # of strokes per minute I should be aiming for. In this minute I really went by time – I averaged around 2:20 for the 500 meters after the mile run each time. No clue how good or bad that is!


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