Only Shaun T would be so evil as to put switch leaps AND power jumps in the same circuit. Ok, perhaps evil isn’t the best word, but this morning, when my legs felt like they had red hot lava flowing through them, I sure thought he was evil.
I loved this morning’s work out. I can totally feel my energy and stamina increasing through the max programs. I wish I would have gotten to this point sooner, but I’m glad I have gotten as far as I have. The first circuit, consisting of switch leaps, squat push ups, wide in-n-out abs and power jumps were awesome this morning. I was able to push all the way through the first two rounds of the the first circuit, which is something I have not been able to do ever. The third round was a different story, but I was able to get most of it completed with only taking minimal breaks. Of course the challenge exercise, one-legged V push ups, devastated me, but I still managed to get through some of them.
The second circuit destroyed me. I think it was a combination of the effort I put into the first circuit and the fact that I am battling this stupid bug, which seems to have turned itself into a chest infection. Regardless, I had very little to give in the second circuit so it was all hard work from that point on. The second circuit consists of the pogo, power push ups, globe twists and level 3 drills. All of these were hard for me to stay into. Pogos are hard because my balance stinks. On the right leg I am alright, but on the left leg I am all over the place. Power push ups I am actually now able to do, but not nearly as fast paced as I’d like. Globe Twists hurt me primarily because my quads are still very weak. And the level 3 drills… well, those are just insane from top to bottom. I was able to get through the very first rep of the first circuit of these without stopping, but after that it was a challenge just to get off the floor.
The challenge for the second circuit is switch lunges into hop squats. Two of each a total of eight times. And strangely, even with weak quads, I was able to get them done with only missing one for rest. I actually felt accomplished in this challenge today because I was able to do more of them than ever before.
The third circuit was a one-time through series of exercises: side push ups done 15 per side, kickstand touch the floor done 15 per leg, 8 power knees into 4 diamond jumps done twice on each side alternating between sides and balance pushups done 12 times alternating each side. Pretty much every one of these kicked my butt today. I was able to do all of the side push ups on the left and about half on the right. I was able to do all of the kickstand exercises without stopping, but the power knee to diamond jumps were nearly impossible for me. I was able to do about half of the balance push ups.
Given that I was competing not only with being tired but handling a chest cold at the same time, I’d say I did pretty well in today’s program. I’m looking forward to tomorrow when I do Max Cardio Conditioning and Insane Abs. It’s sort of my very last chance to nail a great workout and hammer out a huge weight loss for the week. Wish me luck. I want to be at 250 pounds tomorrow.