Insanity Max:30 Day 4

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Tabata Power:

There’s hope! I woke up ready to conquer the world today. Well maybe not that ecstatic, but my body is starting to feel a little less sore.

I was a little nervous about pushing play today because I knew what I was up against. I chugged down my E&E and I took a minute to jog in place and get warmed up before starting because my house was cold. I know that cold muscles aren’t very loose so I wanted to give myself the best advantage I could. I made a goal of making it to 9:50 and made it to 10:40. (By the way, I turned the fan on at that time also!) Knowing what was coming made it easier for me to push through this time.

I still really appreciate the 20 seconds on 10 seconds off. First exercise is a burpee with a lunge, and boy howdy does it work. I think Shaun really likes the lunges on this workout. I used to love them until my knee injury and now I don’t so much. Even if the modifier is too tough for you, maybe start by doing the lunge but not going to close to the ground with your back knee. Build up the strength and attempt to go lower each time. If you are physically unable to do one of the moves, I say jog in place, high knees, marching, whatever works till you get to the next move, just keep moving. Don’t worry the whole workout isn’t lunges, I would say it’s full body because we did core and arm work too. My triceps are going to burn tomorrow! Tabata Power was laid out with legs, arms, core and then a mash up of all 3.

Some Thoughts:

The first week of a new program is always rough for me. No matter how in shape you are, changing up your routine means muscle soreness. If you are just starting out, remember that the first week is  going to be the hardest, you were able to workout yesterday and you can do it today! Don’t give up on it because you hurt, you’ve got to get past that first week to start feeling a little less paralyzed. It’s hard work but it is worth it in the end!

Now to prepare myself for Friday Night Fight: Round 1, tomorrow!

Wish me luck! -Darci


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