Posts Tagged 'tabata training'

We’re here to pump them up

So a funny thing happened last Saturday when Micah and I were working out at the gym.  I was just finishing my workout when one of the gym employees came up to me and asked me (in her limited English) about what I had been doing.  Apparently, the gym employees thought I was a professional fitness trainer and had asked Micah about me.  He told them that I wasn’t, but that I follow these workouts on BodyRock.TV

There are four employees that work at the gym that we’ve gotten to know fairly well.  They are really interested in my workout routines – and so this Saturday, Micah and I are going to train them!  Yep, we are going to put them through a BodyRock workout.  We’ll first show them all the exercises and how to do them correctly – and then – workout time!  I honestly think they are going to die (not literally of course).  I say this because in general, Koreans really don’t workout very hard.  I’ve mentioned this before, but 95% of the Koreans at my gym don’t run on the treadmill.  Many don’t even break a sweat. 

So, this should be fun!!  Earlier this week, I chose the workout we’ll be doing.  It’s not complicated, but it’s challenging (they’ll be sweating for sure!)  And Micah and I did the workout as well, just to make sure we knew what we were doing.  You can check out the video below or click here to see a detailed description of the workout.

Umm…yeah.  She is very very comfortable with her body :-)  But don’t let that distract you.

A little more about these BodyRock workouts:

Let me tell you, these workouts are intense.  But they are awesome.  I don’t use the treadmill or exercise bike anymore (unless it’s for warming up) – and for the past few months I have been doing these hardcore cardio, full-body, body-weight only workouts.  I just stumbled upon a BodyRock video on YouTube one day, and for fun, decided to try it out.  And I’ve been doing them ever since.  Plus…all the workouts are FREE!

These workouts are no joke.  But don’t be intimidated if you are a beginner – there’s always a way to change up a difficult move or do less reps (example: do pushups from your knees).  And 90% of the workouts don’t require any special equipment – they rely solely on using your bodyweight – which believe me, is enough. 

Most of the workouts are interval style (basically tabata training) – meaning, for example: 30 seconds of exercise #1 at maximum effort, followed by 10 seconds of rest.  Then 30 seconds of exercise #2 at max effort, then 10 seconds of rest.  Etc. etc.  And I especially find it appealing that most of the workouts are less than 20 minutes…some even 12 minutes. 

And these workouts aren’t for the ladies only.  I think anyone can benefit from doing them.  I definitely have gotten into great shape (possibly the best shape I’ve ever been in).  But like always, you gotta be consistent and workout at least 3 or 4 days a week.  (But remember…these workouts are 20 min or less).  And eat healthy – yada yada. 

Alright, alright – I think you get the point.  I’ll post an update on how our workout with our gym friends go.


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