Wednesday, March 14, 2012

BodyRock.TV Workout

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 :)

13 comments:

  1. You look great girl. I don't particulatly like cardio either but I do it as it makes me feel great when I push myself and excellent on the cardiovascular endurence.
    I love bodyrock and do it when I can't get to the jump or go on vacation!!
    Keep it up!

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  2. A BIG THANK YOU FOR SHARING about Gymboss iPhone application! I didn't know its existence! wheee! Now there's no need to specially get one. LOVE YOU FOR THAT (: Let's continue to be positive!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this, hun :) I think you are still really lean and I am proud of you for sharing this pic :) I love the reasons behind it too! I haven't done ANY cardio since November (other than walking through the mall hahahahaha!) and I am still fairly lean. I think people are so scared of no cardio because they think they will become "pudgy" or whatever word they choose, so good for you for proving them wrong :D you look fab! I did Bodyrock today actually :) The grab your balls workout! It is a toughie

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  4. B, you look amazing! I am so happy you are loving Bodyrock. It's a great combination of strength and cardio so you really don't have to do those long sessions!! I only really do it because I love racing so I need to keep my cardio maintained just in case I sign up for races last minute or whatever! It's really the weights that sculpt and transform my (and your) body! I hope to have arms and shoulders like you one day. Your hard work is really paying off. Way to rock your workouts while travelling!

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  5. You look great!!!I checked out Bodyrock yesterday after reading this post. And it looks like something I really want to try. I was wondering what modifications you made as I dont have any of the equipment she uses either, and dont really want to have to buy anything! Any advice would be appreciated! :)

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  6. Wow this sounds incredible....I'm definitely going to have to start looking into some of these applications - you do such a good job of utilizing them. I'm just so easily confused with technology! lol. But you're inspiring me so it's time to get on it!

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  7. So true- Cardio is not needed to stay lean!

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  8. Cardio is def good for the heart though! :)
    Anyway...thank you so much for posting! I am def going to try these out on my cardio days. Think I may even grab the dip bar...however, the weighted bag...too pricey for that too. I will figure something out for that.
    Thanks again! :)
    ~Heather

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  9. I have a question for you. I have been doing Jamie Easons 12 week program, I am on week 6 and still have yet to see any results. I know everyone's body is different so there is no infinite answer, but to generalize, about how long do you think the body takes to respond to changes. I am eating clean, every 3 hours and lifting heavy, how long should one expect to see changes in your opinion?

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    1. Honestly I think that is the one downside to something named with a specific duration of time. After 12 weeks of working out clean eating etc. you can expect to see small changes but that's such a short period of time to build muscle which is really what is going to allow you to see the changes you are looking for. May will be one year of consistent training for me and just over the past 2 months or so have I noticed a significant difference. I say you need to stick with it for at least a year.

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    2. Thank you so much, that is really reassuring to hear and I also agree on the specific duration aspect. People (myself included) expect a miracle of sorts at the "end".

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  10. i dont know how body rock works. do you do it with cardio or just on its own everyday??

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  11. just finished. i did the 30/10 2 times through for 24 total rounds and it definitely had me sweating. i didn't have any weights so i felt like i was cheating a bit so i added in some jump rope and mountain climbers afterwords

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