Saturday, July 10, 2010
Insanity Day 12: Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs
Well, it's that time again, time for Pure Cardio! I really like this workout because it is non-stop fun! I am not one for repetition so this one holds a special place in my heart. No breaks, no resting, just 16 minutes of pure cardio, nice! I know, you're thinking, 16 minutes? That's it? Yeah, that's it and that's good enough for now, thanks! Try it out, let me know if you wish it was longer. If you do, you're crazy! There's a whole other month for that kind of crazy!!
This was my first time through Cardio Abs but I was excited to give it a try. The two combined made for a 54 minute workout. I have a feeling that Shaun is trying to get me ready for Month 2 : )
I don't know about you, but I have never had my legs get sweaty. After today's workout every square inch of my body was covered in sweat and it felt great! I love feeling like I knocked it out of the park and today, I did : )
Here's how the body of Pure Cardio breaks down: (each exercise lasts 1-minute)
Wide Football Sprints
Hooks and Jump Rope
Level 2 Drills
1-Minute Water Break (Thank the Lord!)
The workout is followed by a 5-minute cool down and stretch which feels SO good!
After I finished Pure Cardio this morning I turned off the receiver, the DVD player and the TV before it hit me, "I didn't do Cardio Abs!" Back on with the TV, receiver and DVD player so I could knock out Cardio Abs!
Cardio Abs starts off with a warm-up, yep a warm-up. I was thinking, "Hey I think I'm warm enough, thanks!" Okay, I did it anyways, it's my OCD, I have issues!
Warm-Up: (all exercises are 30-seconds unless noted otherwise)
Wide Tuck Jumps
Floor Work: (Thank the Lord)
C-Sit Twists w/ knee-in
A-Frame Ab Twists
A-Frame Ab Twists w/ knee-in
C-Sit Single Leg Raises
C-Sit Single Leg Raises (other side)
C-Sit Double Leg Raises (60 crazy seconds)
High Plank w/ oblique knee-in
High Plank w/ oblique knee-in, faster
Low Plank w/ oblique knee-in
Low Plank/ High Plank Pulse Tucks
Stretch (2 minutes)
And that was today's workout! Yes it was tough but it was so worth it! That's my last workout breakdown for this month. I will give you an update on my Fit Test on Monday. I wonder if I have improved? When I started Insanity I was coming off a semi-rest week so I had a lot of energy. It will be interesting to see how my body is adapting to the stress of Insanity. I guess we'll see on Monday!!