Today’s PiYo workout was called “Define: Lower Body.” It was quite short, just over 20 minutes long, so it went by fairly quickly. You start with a warm-up and then focus in on your lower body (naturally), with a variety of exercises such as downward dogs, lunges, and warrior pose variations, which is broken down into a couple of different series.
Being someone who is used to P90X3 and Insanity, I found this workout quite easy. I’m also pretty flexible in general, so the poses were not that difficult for me to do and I often found myself jumping into the more advanced versions (although it is handy that there is a modifier for those who aren’t as flexible or who are just starting out). In general, the workout was pretty relaxing and I enjoyed the overall stretch and calmness of the video. I’ve noticed that this particular DVD is only in the first couple of weeks, so I’m assuming the following videos will gradually become increasingly more difficult. When I was finished, I had a slight bead of sweat on my forehead and felt pretty good overall. Still feeling like I needed to burn some extra calories, however, I did end up putting in a T25 to get some energy out (but that’s just me).
The set reminded me a bit of Chalean Extreme and, as always, Chalene provides excellent cues and tips throughout the workout. I’ve always enjoyed her workouts and I’m sure I’ll enjoy my 60 day PiYo adventure. I am, however, looking forward to some more fast paced workouts, which will hopefully be coming soon. I do have a feeling, however, that I may supplement some of the shorter, more relaxed days (like today) with some other workouts or runs just to keep myself challenged appropriately.
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Please remember that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist or fitness expert. All information I discuss on my blog is intended for inspiration and educational purposes and is not intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Before making any changes to your own health and fitness, I highly recommend speaking with your doctor.