Well well well…..look what Mr. Mailman delivered to me yesterday….
Recently I couldn’t decide between buying p90x and Insanity, but I decided to buy Insanity!!!! I chose this route because I want to continue weight lifting but have another option of cardio to supplement my weight training. I get bored with the treadmill. This will also allow me to do cardio from home when I’m feeling too lazy to go to the gym (hopefully!).
At some point I’d like to dedicate myself entirely to the 60 day Insanity program, but I don’t think this is the time yet. I’m going to sprinkle in some Insanity to the already insane workouts I’ve been doing 🙂 Wooohoooooo.
So yesterday after work, I was scheduled to just do 30 min of cardio, but I decided I wanted to push it and skipped ahead to Day 22 and lift legs. I haven’t lifted legs since last Friday..and they were feeling a bit left out. When a muscle group is no longer sore anymore..I know that’s time that I need to work them!!! Sorry leggies.
Here’s my killer leg workout…I addded some additional exercises to Lee Labrada’s plan for the day..because I’m that much of a badass…
|Leg Press: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure||140||160||160|
|Leg Extensions: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure|
|Seated Leg Curls: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure|
|Straight Leg Dumbbell Deadlift: 2 sets of 12 reps, 1 set to failure||60||60||60|
|Seated Calf Raise: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure|
|Calf Press on Leg Press: 2 sets of 20 reps, 1 set to failure||100||100||100|
|Crunches: 2 sets of 25 reps, 1 set to failure|
|Lying Leg Raises: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure|
Yeah I tried to remember my weights but I always forget what I lifted. I need to get better at that!
- 2 sets of walking lunges (12 reps with 30 lb barbell).
- 1 set of side lunges (12 reps with 30 lb barbell).
- 1 set of hip abductors (20 reps)
- 1 set of adductors (12 reps)
- I also added in some side crunches to work the obliques.
I’d say I had a pretty good workout! My legs are screaming at me (with love) today.
I was so exciting about Insanity being delivered that I had to give it a try when I got home.
I opened up the package and picked out the DVD that was called Plyometric Cardio Circuit.
Two words to describe this workout???
The DVD only lasted about 42 minutes…but after 5 minutes, my shirt was off and I was working out in my sports bra. I was sweating like a horse and my dogs were entirely too confused as to why I was doing what I was doing in their living space.
The DVD started with a warm up that had me sweating harder than I have in a while. IN THE WARMUP!!!
The workout consisted of several full body circuits with 30 second water breaks that seemed like they were only 4 seconds.
There were a ton of times that I had to catch my breath during the session. I would check my heart rate monitor and notice it was up to 180 and decide I need to settle down for a few seconds.
I’ve heard these workouts were intense..but damn..it’s no joke!
It probably didn’t help that I had an intense leg workout 30 minutes prior to starting the DVD…
- WARMUP: Jog, jumping jacks, high knees, butt kicks, mummy kicks and more (You do 3 circuits of the warmup).
- CIRCUIT 1: Suicide drill, power squats, mountain climbers, ski down (You do Circuit 1 3 times)
- CIRCUIT 2: Football sprints (You do Circuit 2 twice)
- CIRCUIT 3: Basketball shots, push-ups, mountain climbers, burpees, ski drills, in-and-outs (You do Circuit 3 three times)
- CIRCUIT 4: Jabs, cross-jacks, uppercuts, attacks
Plyometric Cardio Circuit Stats
- Time: 42 min
- Calories Burned: 409
- Average Heart Rate: 155
- Maximum Heart Rate: 185
The crazy person inside me can’t wait to put myself through this torture again and try the 9 other DVDs!
After these tough workouts, I went out to Dave and Busters to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I ate some salmon and had couple beers. We played games and acted like we were 10 years old. Good times 🙂
Happy Friday Eve everyone!!!