As you all know, I'm away at a work event in Vegas and you probably also already know how much I hate cardio. I did it twice when I was here 2 weeks ago, and I'm sorry to you cardio lovers but it is just the most boring thing in the world! I never, ever get bored with lifting but when I do cardio I find myself constantly staring at the clock wondering when in the world it's going to be over with. It's probably more of a mental thing at this point, but bottom line I need to find a way around it (or at least to minimize the pain). I have been following the BODYROCK Facebook page for a while and have watched a million of the videos but haven't tried them, until today. These workouts are so great for those of you with limited or no gym access because they can all be done in the comfort of your living room, or in my case hotel room. There are a few pieces of equipment that are used that I obviously didn't have with me, but I made a couple modifications and everything worked out great. I plan on using these types of workouts and incorporating them into my regular lifting routine to try to lean out a bit for swimsuit season! Here is a picture of me (dying) after doing BODYROCK this morning.... remember I haven't done any cardio whatsoever (besides the two sessions I mentioned above) since November.
Posting this for two reasons: 1 is accountability for myself and the second is to show that you can stay pretty lean even if you don't do cardio!
You can click here to see the workout I did this morning. I cannot believe that it was only 12 minutes long and I was absolutely DYING after! I watched it last night before I went to bed and thought to myself, oh piece of cake, I can do anything for 50 seconds.... ya right. I also used my Gymboss iPhone application to help me with the timing. You can make a customized timer where you input exactly when you need it to go off. Here is mine for BodyRock
50 second rounds followed by 10 second rests, 12 times! Give it a try and please tell me that you die too, even if you don't... just to make me feel better :)