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:
|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 :(