Today I became a Bodyrocker. Don’t know about Bodyrock? Zuzana and Freddy post (almost) daily free workouts on their self-hosted site Bodyrock.TV.com.
Using minimal equipment (an interval timer, skipping rope, dipping station and sandbag) and high intensity whole body intervals they will kick your butt in as little time as it takes to read this post.
They have a huge online following of ‘Bodyrockers’ whose ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures are nothing short of inspirational.
While I’ve been visiting them regularly for a few months, I’ve never done more than incorporate an exercise or two of theirs into my boot camp classes or personal workouts.
Today, I took the plunge. No time to get to the gym, but desperate to fit something in. Twelve minutes of all-out-huffing-and-puffing-can’t-talk-sweating-buckets effort. Exactly the kind of workout I love to hate.
Here’s the workout (50 s per exercise, 10 s rest between exercises, 2 times through) and my reps for each exercise;
Skipping (116, 139)
Alternating backward sandbag lunges (22, 25)
Skipping (105, 113)
Reverse pushups (I don’t have a dipping station, so used my TRX instead; 15, 16)
Skipping (113, 125)
Monkey pushups (12, 11)
Didn’t manage to beat Zuzana’s scores, but not a bad result at all.
I’ll be Bodyrocking again soon; you should too!
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