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R.I.P. Workout Review

21 Feb

Well y’all this plank workout is killer on the arms! Personally I always find it hard to hold a good plank position for a prolonged period of time. As it mentions on the workout info the key to this workout is tucking your butt and sucking in your belly button in. If you can manage to do that, this routine will definitely work you out in all the right places. My abs were feeling it. My arms were feeling it. Even my butt was feeling it during the leg lifts.

This workout took me about a half hour, keeping good form and getting all 3 rounds down. By the time I got to round 2 and round 3 I was holding my plank position on my knees for every move but the leg lifts. I would only try this workout if you have some arm strength to begin with otherwise you won’t be able to hold yourself up while doing the moves correctly.

If you attempt this workout and have problems making it through you could practice holding your plank position with good form. Once you have a firm foundation, you’ll be able to focus more on the moves rather then holding yourself up the whole time. I hope you try this workout out and let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment!


Getting Started- Completed!

18 Feb

ImageOn a scale of 1-10, I give this workout a 7. I can imagine some people try to speed through it as quickly as they can without thinking about form. I would say the trick to making this a good work out is to complete it as fast as you can without losing your form. That’s what I tried to do today and I finished in under 15 minutes. I was sweating and a little winded. A couple recommendations…

If your not good at push-ups, seeing 50 on a that list can be a little bit daunting. I chose to do mine on my knees and was still struggling. If you know you struggle with the “girlie” version of pushups also I’d try another arm exercise using weights. Of course you won’t get the core workout like pushups, but you can always throw in a couple extra crunches or holds in the plank position to make up for it.

Also, next time I do this, I’m definitely going to push myself harder on the first round of squats. After today I’m feeling it in my arms and core, but my legs feel a little left out.