Okay, so I may have cheated a bit and skipped ahead to today’s new workout video called “Strength Intervals.” What can I say? I just couldn’t resist!
Strength Intervals is relatively short, just over 20 minutes long. You start, as usual, with a short warm-up and then follow a couple of different series. In essence, the workout is broken down into a cardio move followed by a strength move. Again, you only need a towel and water with no other equipment necessary (you use your own body weight for resistance).
The first series is called Legs and starts with a jog, followed by lunges (repeat for both sides), then goes into speed skaters followed by bowler lunges (repeat for both sides). The second series is called Squats and Sumos. It starts off with toe tap/hop lunges/ski cardio progression followed by squats (repeat for both sides). Then, you do a series of sumo squats, burpees, lunges, and push-ups. The final series is called Triceps, Biceps, and Chest and involves beasts, down dogs, jumping runner’s lunges, tricep push ups, and beast kick throughs. You wrap it all up with a quick cool down.
Overall, I quite enjoyed this workout. It felt like a more traditional workout, but I did find it somewhat on the easier end than I’m used to with the likes of T25 or P90X3. With most of the moves, Chalene builds up the intensity, but that sometimes makes it feel like it starts off a bit too easy (although it would be great for beginners). Because there is more jumping/hopping involved in this workout, the modifier is super important for those who need the low-impact option (she provides alternatives so that you don’t have to jump or hop). I almost felt like the workout needed to be double the length for me to really get what I was looking for out of it. I was breaking a sweat, but I finished wanting more. Nevertheless, I got to put yet another dollar in the Workout Tip Jar. Wahoo!
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.