Thursday, November 26, 2009

Week One Day Three Workout

Erbst Circle of Pain

A)  Partner Stretch
     i.  for 5 minutes Upper Body and Legs

B)  Leg Outs with partner with see-saw
     i. 3 sets of 30 seconds

C)  Dumbell Front Raises
     i.  3 angles change every 20 seconds

D)  Sitdown Dumbell Press
     i.  4 sets of 10 reps

E)  Laying Down E-Z Bar Pullovers
     i.  3 sets of 10 reps

F)  Olympic Bar Body Curls
     i.  2 to a bar
     ii.  4 sets of 15 reps

G)  Olympic Bar Wrist Rolls with Partner
     i.  Superset with partner kickbacks
     ii.  4 sets of 10 reps

Week One Day Two Workout

Erbst Circle of Pain

  1. Broom handle stretch with partner
    4 sets of 30 sec
  2. Dumbell Wrist Rolls
    3 sets of 20 sec
  3. Dumbell pushups on your knees
    4 sets of 10 reps with your partner then switch
  4. Flat Bench
    4 sets of 10 reps
  5. Flat Bench Flies
    3 sets of 10 reps
  6. Standing Flies superset with side raises
    3 sets of 10 reps
  7. Partner and individual stretch
Doesn’t seem like a lot on paper, but we felt it the next day!

Week One Day One Workout

Erbst Circle of Pain

Week One Day One
  1. Intro to Class
    1. Time
    2. Days
    3. Length of Class
    4. What you will need to do each day when you arrive
    5. Stretch out the body part we are covering for the day
    6. What you need to bring to class
      1. Water Bottle
      2. Towel
      3. Good Attitude
    7. Check on any injured areas.
  2. Legs and Stomach
    1. Snowmobile stretch
      1. 4 sets of 30 sec.
    2. Broomhandle twists
      1. 4 sets of 30 sec.
    3. Calf stretch
      1. 3 sets of 15 reps
    4. Broomhandle Partner twists
      1. 4 sets of 30 sec.
    5. Partner Broomhandle squats
      1. 4 sets of 30 sec.
    6. Partner Broomhandle legouts
      1. Leg raises and bicycle.
    7. Medicine Ball Circle
      1. Bent legs one person in middle

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The meaning of my name

Iris - yes, it's a flower, but it is also the center of your eye that adjusts to light. I use it as an analogy in class concerning aperture settings. People usually think that it's the pupil that adjusts, but it's really the Iris that is moving, not the pupil.

Fleuron - Flowery dingbat. Says it all. I like gardening, I'm a font addict and loooove typography as an art form. And yes, I can be a dingbat, as in not bright. I'm the classic straight man for my sons and husband. For those that don't know, a dingbat is also a default windows font.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Admin is crazy, or I'm too negative

I didn't mean to become a teacher, it just happened. I love the kids. Every stinkin' one of them. Even the ones I don't particularly like.

I think I'm pretty good at it, and there is always room for improvement. So why is it that every time administration comes up with an idea to make us "Better Teachers" I think it is possibly the dumbest thing I've ever heard? I try not to be negative and say that administration must know what they are doing, but I don't think they did the math on their latest idea.

As a teaser, I'll just say that since I'm NOT a math teacher, I asked one to crunch some numbers for me. I'll get back on here and report the idea and the subsequent research on it.

Went to the work out tonight, and it was great. I'm having a hard time moving though, and the front of my leg hurts. Hot shower and IBU's are my friend. I'll be posting a bunch of workouts over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!