So today I went to my gym class that I regularly attend, aptly named ‘Work out of the Week’ and today was even more inspiring than normal.
We usually work pretty hard, whether it’s HITT, TABATA, Body Pump etc it’s always full on. However when we walked into the studio this evening, there was a different kind of workout up on the board. One I haven’t seeen before and its structure is rather different from the other types of workouts I’ve done (and thats quite a few)!
So I have absolutely no idea what this workout is called; my instructor just said he had read about it in a book and decided to give it a go. He couldn’t remember the name either. But have no fear I will just explain how it works…(If you do know what it’s called, please comment below! I’d love to know!)
This is what was up on the board when we came in:
As you can see there are 3 rounds, all with 7/8 exercises. Each round is focused on an area; R1 – Legs R2 – Arms R3- Core and all are working on cardio as well.
For the first circuit you have 4 minutes for each round and must complete 5 reps of each exercise (or side) to move onto the next one. You continue to do the same round as many times as you can until the 4 minutes is up.
You then have a 1-1.5 minute rest, then continuing to do the same reps and length of time on the next two round, resting between each.
For the second circuit the same structure applies however, you now only have to do 3 minutes each round, but completing 6 reps not 5.
And finally for the third circuit, you have 2 minutes but must complete 7 reps of each.
As confusing as it may sound, it’s actually really easy to follow and my gosh does it make you sweat! The class was less that 4 hours ago and I’m already aching!
This was such a great workout. It was really energising having a change of pace and structure. Making your body work harder in a different way, pushing yourself to get as many rounds completed of a certain area.
I know we were all on the floor by the end, but once I had recovered I felt AMAZING!
I was energised, worked, hot, sticky and felt like I’d done myself proud.
I thought I would share this new, quirky workout with you all and I urge you to give it ago! If you do, please comment below what you thought of it!