Friday, April 1, 2016
Review: Insanity Max 30 - Tabata Power
In my previous post, I mentioned that I was trucking along the Insanity Max 30 program, so now I'm back to review the second DVD in the set.
Tabata Power focuses on a "20 seconds on, 10 seconds off" pattern. While that might sound like a lot of rest to some, those 10 seconds become much, much needed as things move along.
The workout starts with a five-minute warm-up, and then a series of lower-body exercises that follow the 20/10 pattern. There are a lot of lunging/small jumping moves in this part of the workout, so those 10 seconds are great for a shake-out of the legs.
The second part of the workout focuses on the upper body, and I know I've probably mentioned this before on this blog, but upper body is definitely a weakness of mine, even though I've been doing a lot of kid-carrying this past year. Shaun T leads you through a series of different push-ups, some of which are pretty much impossible for me to do at the moment, but I give it my best shot. For instance, the first move is "plyo pushup," which basically means you "pop-up" when you are pushing up. I do attempt it, but I find that I am really just popping one hand up at a time, but I think it's the effort that counts until I can actually do it, right?
The section ends with many, many tricep dips. On the upside, I think my arms have benefitted in their tone from this and the push-ups. Then, back to the lower body, including Power Jumps, which are NOT my favorite.
My next review will be of Sweat Intervals, which is quite a beast, though I could say the same of pretty much everything so far.
FTC Disclaimer: I purchased this product and was not compensated to provide a positive review. I am not affiliated with Beachbody in any way.