Thursday, September 30, 2010

Insanity: Form over SPEED!

Man oh Man! Today’s workout was INSANITY!!!

The first day of the workout plan called for a fitness test and I think I pretty much failed :(

The test required I time myself doing each of the below moves for a minute and I was huffin’ and puffin’ half-way through. Here are my results:

Count Exercise
32 Switch Kicks
29 Power Jacks
29 Power Knees
38 Power Jumps
28 Globe Jumps
14 Suicide Jumps
17 Pushup Jacks
21 Low Plank Oblique

It was definitely tough! The suicide jumps really got me and I must admit that the pushup jacks didn’t really look too much like pushups. I really need to work on my upper body strength!

This fitness test is scheduled on it’s own day, but since I started the program mid-week, I decided to couple it with the workout scheduled for the second day: Plyo-Cardio Circuit. Doesn’t it sound scary???

Scary it was, my friends!

I didn’t think I would sweat as much as I did. It was a 40 minute video that was broken up into the following segments:

  • 10 min warmup
  • 7 min stretching/pilates moves
  • 20 min plyometric sets
  • 3 min cooldown

I know this sounds INSANE, but I loved it.

I loved that I wasn’t bored and the stretching/pilates part of it, I was definitely feelin’ the burn :)

I didn’t love how I couldn’t keep up with the sets :(

Midway through I was already trailing everyone else on the video, but I was glad the instructor kept emphasizing that we should follow “form over speed”.

I really tried to keep up, just like some of the other girls in the video, which I also loved! It felt like I was working out with a group and it helped knowing that some of them were struggling as much as I was! I hate those videos where there are only one or two people and they always seem to maintain perfect form.

I look forward to seeing what this program has to offer, but I also realize that I will have to work on my pushups on my own. It seems I have no upper-body strength :(