Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It DID Rain Sweat!

Have you heard of BODYROCK?

I think it puts all of my workout DVDs to shame.

I found BodyRock about 6 months ago, and to be honest, it intimidated me. These bodyrock people are solid muscle, and beautiful, and fit, and did I mention solid?  Good heavens. Needless to say, I never actually attempted one of their workouts. I just envied their pretty bodies.

I'm not really sure what came over me on Saturday or why in the world I thought I would just go for it and try one of their workouts. But I did. And it quickly brought me to a puddle of my own sweat.

I loved every minute.

The idea behind BODYROCK is to workout very hard and intense for a short time period and eat clean. Supposedly that's how those beautiful people got their bodies, and I've spent enough time poking around their website that it seems to be true. (Testimony after testimony, etc.)

Most workouts require some sort of timer that can record laps or rounds, and even better if it can be set to beep at regular time intervals.

The workout I did was the It will Rain Sweat--1000 rep workout-- a beat your time workout. So I set my iPhone timer and hit "Lap" every time I finished a circuit.

I also set a goal to do 5 rounds of this particular workout and not all ten because even though I'm not a beginner to working out, I don't often do VERY HIGH intensity for workouts, so I wasn't sure how my endurance would be.

Five rounds was plenty.

Six would have been absurd.

I was able to crank out all five rounds back to back like they do in the video in 21 minutes 37 seconds. All done in my living room. (Then I went for a slow 3 mile run to round out my workout at 45 minutes.) Not bad, eh?

10 burpies
10 squat jumps holding a 20 lb weight
10 real pushups
10 toe touch sit ups
10 dips
10 tuck jumps
10 plank jacks
10 split lunges
10 leg drops
10 squat thrusts
Repeat 5 times as fast as you can.

Watch the video all the way to the end to see the play by play of how to do each exercise.

Did you watch it? Crazy huh?

I recommend it to anyone who is at an intermediate workout level if you think you can handle it! But of course, I'm not a doctor or a personal trainer, nor am I certified to give you advice on how to take care of your body. Please don't hurt yourself. But I agree it's good to challenge yourself.

If you want any other workout ideas, Click on my Pinterest button on the top of the left hand side. My Get Fit board is full of workouts and inspiration!

Work hard!

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  1. Eryka! You should come try Christine Ianni's Chaos class at Fly Fitness Saturday mornings at 10:45.. i think you'd really love it!
    Plus we could grab coffee after :)

  2. I'd love that! I'm busy this Saturday, but I'll message you about possibly a different day.


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