I have been trying to step out of my comfort zone recently and do some different workouts. I always wanted to do a Body Rock workout but I never took the time to learn the routines and get the form down. Since Zuzana left Body Rock, and started her own gig, I have been doing some of her workouts. She calls them ZWOWs (Zuzana's workout of the week). I have tweaked most of her workouts to suit me, if it's a space issue or if I'm not feeling a certain move that day.
Last week, I did an older Zwow of hers. I was in a rush to find a full body workout and came across this one. It's ZWOW #4. It's 3 rounds for time. The routine consisted of:
- 50 pendulums
- 20 burpees (I did 50 total- not 60)
- 15 kettlebell swings
- 10 push-ups with a leg twist (I did girl push-ups without a twist)
- 5 broomstick squats (I did without broomstick)
- 2 minutes jump rope
I think I completed the workout in under 21 minutes and was totally beat after. I love her workouts and how I feel like a rag doll after. I was also feeling the effects of jumping rope, in my calves.
Today, I did ZWOW #14. It's 5 exercises that you do 5 rounds for time.
- 10 push press
- 10 thrusters
- 10 back curl lunge
- 10 preacher curl squat
- 10 weighted lunge jumps (I didn't use weight)
- 10 broad jump burpees (no room for broad jumps today- did regular)
I don't know my time on this one, but I burned some serious calories. I have done this workout before and it messes with my head. After the first round, I am thinking, "I have 4 more?!", Then after the second round...."I will stop at 3 rounds." Then after the fourth round, I am like....."Must......finish......!"
I think that's why it's better to work out with a buddy, if possible. You can motivate each other.
Yesterday, I did a boot camp class at the gym. It was challenging and fun. In keeping with my "June Burpee & Push-up challenge", I completed my 100 push-ups for the week. I was feeling those this morning.
Off to go teach this little fella and 9 of his friends!