The toughest workout ever

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 wish I had a heart rate monitor to calculate calorie burn; I’m betting I expended as much energy during this 12 minute workout as I do during a 45 min spin class!

I’ll be Bodyrocking again soon; you should too!

 

Do you like high intensity interval training?

Tell me about your toughest ever workout!

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Comments

  1. Love the pic, Tamara. Way to go intense! My hardest workout ever: in college, entered the rugby team for 2 days. Brutal training. I quit. Was losing skin on my ears.

  2. Excellent question. I didn’t know going into it either. It seems that when you get in your huddle, everybody squeezes together. I just remember my head being squished on both sides by teammates’ bodies … and ear skin loss from the friction. πŸ™‚ Other than that, I couldn’t tell you hardly anything about the game — only that it burned calories like a mutha.

  3. I JUST saw body rock last week and am dying to try it…but working out with my laptop is a pain.

    I wonder if they have an iPad App???

    so going to try it now…and WOOHOO MAMA!
    You’ve got ABS!
    you go girl!!!

    • Hey Cindy,
      You don’t need to do the workout in front of the computer.
      I watched it once, wrote down the exercises, tried them (and watched the monkey pushups again :)), then took my timer and equipment outside. Usually, they don’t show the full workout anyways, just a shortened, pieced together version.
      You go rock, girl!

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