Started Level Two Today. I knew it was going to be tough, however even I underestimated how tough it was. Those plank positions are KILLER. Honestly though, I was ready for a challenge. This brings the challenge back to the forefront.
The Stats for Level Two:
1st Circuit -
Strength - The crawling out push-ups weren't bad. I was able to do it with the push up although the last few on the second set were "stressed". My arms were shaky however I manged to pull through. Toughest part was keeping up with their pace on it, I didn't do as many reps because I was going a little slower. The squat with the wide row was hard. I couldn't hold the squat deep the whole time. Would hold it low as long as I could and then rise it up for a few seconds then go back deep. WOWZA.
Cardio - High knees were challenging however I thought they felt good. The Squat thrusts were a different story. OY TO THE VEY.
2nd Circuit -
Strength - Static lunge was again hard keeping it held in position. Had to break the hold for a few seconds each time. MAN DID IT BURN. The hammer curl lunges were tough. It took me forever to figure out first of all HOW to do them. I know right? Something about the stepping and bending and stepping backwards, I was a bit slow on the getting it.
Cardo - LOVE THE JUMPING OBLIQUE TWISTS! Skater jumps are going to take me awhile. Again, part of it is the whole coordination skills, or rather, lack there of. When I did finally figure it out I only got a few good "jumps" in before realizing that I was wiped out! LOL. So I did do the mod mostly on that one.
3rd Circuit -
Strength - The press with the leg extension while standing on one foot is INSANE. I had to put my foot down a few times to regain my balance. My goal is to do that exercise the whole time WITHOUT losing balance! The Iron Cross things with the chair squat... I loathe them as I did the side lunges with the arm raise. REALLY! What is it with me and the final circuit strength thing! That's ok, I will get this one. My arms and shoulder blades and shoulders were BURNING man. Whew.
Cardio - Oh My Word are you serious? She isn't joking when she says she wants me to feel like I'm dying in this last set of Cardio. I had to take 5 second rests. Three to be exact. And those double jump ropes... I want to drag out into the street and stone whoever came up with that bright idea as an exercise. REALLY? My goal here is to not DIE during the last set of Cardio over the next 9 days. Just sayin'.
Abs - The Plank Twists. I literally fell over from shock the first few I did. Anybody else find that unbelievably hard? I mean, wow. I don't think I have ever in my entire life asked my abs to do something like that. I tell you what, if that doesn't bring around results then NOTHING will. INSANE.
Honestly, I LOVE IT! No matter my moaning or complaining, I totally dig this workout. (Maybe secretly deep down I really enjoyed Jillian just getting onto Natalie multiple times after Level One's Cheating).
Either way, I am well on my way to being Shredded. Jillian told me so.
I completed my first day of LEVEL TWO. Today was really the introduction of it to my body. TOMORROW is when I get REAL SERIOUS. Now time to start pushing myself on level two. YEEHAW!!!!!
Hope everyone out there is having a great workout. For all my peeps who just recently or are about to transition into Level Two With me, WATCH US WORK IT! I mean, just 10 days ago where were we really? We have accomplished this and pushed our bodies to this point. AMAZING! And Guess what? The next 9 days are going to be stinking AWESOME!!!!! I've said it all along and will continue to say it... WE GOT THIS!!!!