Thursday, January 16, 2014
Review: Breathless Body 3: HIIT It Big
But last night's was good enough that I feel okay in reviewing it.
Breathless Body 3: HIIT IT BIG is one of the ones I bought. We own a few of Amy's DVD's including Breathless Body: The Ultimate Calorie Burn , Breathless Body 2: The Edge and Raise Some Bell: The Ultimate Kettlebell Workout. Her style is in the vein of Tabata/HIIT for most of her stuff. She wants you to push but she does give modifiers which is why I got this one. The preview looked good and I know even though I'm a little more limited in what I can do with the leg issues, the Mr shouldn't have to suffer.
This, like others in the Breathless Body series has three levels of intensity. A beginner with lower impact, a moderate tempo which is what she usually demonstrates and then a super human version that should only be done if you like to punish yourself or you do cross fit and are used to that kind of "fun." I usually vary between the lowest level and moderate depending on the type of exercise. On this one, she had two particular plyometric exercises that would've left me in pain today so I modified and during "breaks" I would do speedbags to keep my heart rate up.
There are eight different exercises that are done with high intensity for 40 seconds with a 20 second break and repeated four times before moving on to the next exercise. Exercises vary from a cool little multi-knee strike/chop combo to a jumping combo (that's where I had to modify) to even a capoeira type move at the end. Ultimately, it's up to you to choose the moves that fit your fitness level but as long as you bring it by putting your all into it, even the beginner moves will warrant a great burn. (I got an 800 calorie burn but some of that was due to my keeping my heart rate up with the speedbags.)
Even though this workout has modifiers, this isn't for a true beginner. Like if you're just starting out in the exercise game, save this one for when you have a solid six months under your belt. But if you're a regular exerciser looking for something different, then this might be right up your alley. I know this will become a part of our regular rotation.
Have you tried any new workouts lately?
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