(most of) HIIT Pyramids, Reps, and Challenge Moves

Previewed this thinking I’d do the strength based rep sets for the first three sections, and then start working out with the video at its beginning, therefore ensuring I’d likely finish all the timed sets at least, with the option to leave off the reps & bw challenge move sets. I know to look for what I might cut out on a Julia video that’s … Continue reading (most of) HIIT Pyramids, Reps, and Challenge Moves

Express Summer Bodyweight Blitz & a little yoga

Astanga really is different from other exercise I’ve already had two really good WOs this week – the latest Michele, followed by a complete Astanga. The latter is still, and I guess will always be, harder psychologically. I’m not as sore today as I was after last time, probably b/c I hadn’t let things “go” so much. I really need one full “practice” a week to … Continue reading Express Summer Bodyweight Blitz & a little yoga

Cardio Blast HIIT Workout

This morning passed in a flurry of unexpected activity but it was good that it happened. There were things I needed to deal with that I shouldn’t have had to be prompted to remember! But then, we all have our strengths and weaknesses. Had a mini discussion on rest days in the Fitness Friends. Yesterday turned into one b/c yoga was the only thing that … Continue reading Cardio Blast HIIT Workout

BodyRock – Upper Body & Cardio, 2nd time

All I wanna do is old school, BodyRock HIIT these days. Am grateful there’s so many of them still on YouTube! Last time I did this one was November 29, 2016, but I’d done it from breakdown 15/50. With longer sets, equipment changes and scrolling I really need 15sec transition intervals. Even then I mess up sometimes. Bit of a low burn…, I’d said. Today I really … Continue reading BodyRock – Upper Body & Cardio, 2nd time

BodyRock – Full Body Skipping Fat Burn HIIT Circuit, 3rd time

Wasn’t sure if I wanted to do another Astanga today or a WO.  Did this one twice before, posted on my 3rd before now blog. The 2nd one I deleted entirely for whatever reason. Anyway, this one was a perfect length for a warming up of the body & then a quick stretch. I also wasn’t sure about how my legs would handle this after … Continue reading BodyRock – Full Body Skipping Fat Burn HIIT Circuit, 3rd time

(a little more than half of) Superset Pyramid

There’s this guy in Fitness Friends who does a Julia every day. Says he finds it easier to WO daily rather than take rests. (!!!) Anyway I looked at this & immediately thought I probably wouldn’t get to the 4th round, and indeed I stopped after the first two rounds of Group 3. Superset Pyramid Group 1: 1: Front Box Squat – 10 rounds x10 reps. … Continue reading (a little more than half of) Superset Pyramid

half hour HIIT & abs

I got SO SORE from yesterday’s practice OMG – what is it about a full Astanga practice – with all the elements from Suryas & fundamentals, to whatever series poses you’re doing, to back bending & finishing – that has an effect that is so much more than other partial asana groupings?  Stiffened up very gradually, starting about an hour after finishing and by night time… I … Continue reading half hour HIIT & abs