Firm Express Round 2: Rebekah’s Cardio/Sculpt

I rocked out to Rebekah’s cardio/sculpt video last night. I definitely like just the sculpt one better. I can’t figure out what I miss with the cardio sections. I LOVE the bursts, and love the weights stuff, but some of the cardio stuff seems to drag on. I wish I could do sculpt videos every workout, and that’s what I’d do. But I think my muscles would get over-fatigued. Or! I wish there were a workout that had the burst 8/12 and then a one or two minute recovery, then burst again. All cardio. Anyway, I’m digressing. I don’t DISLIKE the videos, I still love that they’re 20 minutes, but I find myself getting bored/distracted with the cardio stuff.

However, I also found myself REALLY breathless for parts of this video. Especially transitioning from a burst right into weights. And while there were some awkward moves (some of the lunges feel awkward to me), and I struggled with coordination on one of the bursts, overall it was a good workout.

Up next? I’m not sure what I’ll do. I’m set to do cardio tonight (as I was last night), but I might end up throwing in a different video. We’ll see.

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Firm Express Round 2: Rebekah’s Sculpt

I did Emily’s cardio/sculpt on Saturday but forgot to post about it, so I don’t have a lot of feedback to give other than it was pretty challenging this time around, too. Especially since I’m trying to up the weights I’m using. The cardio in one segment plus challenging weights means the workouts seem even harder this time around (although I think I’ll stand by that I feel like my endurance has improved, even though my weight/measurements haven’t). I’ll also re-commit to my statement that the sculpt videos in this series are my FAVORITE. I love them. And Rebekah’s workout isn’t an exception. This workout was built to be able to heavy up on weights, and I did. I used mostly 10s and 12s, but ended up back down at 5s for the one burst that used weights (it was like a side lunge or something). I felt like I was out of control already and adding weights was only making it scarier.

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Firm Express: Accelerate Cycle (Cycle 2) – Sculpt

Well, I took Friday off, worked out Christmas, and took yesterday off. So I was rested and excited to workout again tonight! I rocked Rebeka’s sculpt workout. I think I like Rebekah. These are my first workouts with her. The funny thing she does is say “now listen” as she’s getting ready to switch moves. It makes me laugh, but not as much as her screaming. I did feel like I struggled with the cueing on this workout, but actually REALLY liked it. I was excited to do some real lifting, and hope to have sore legs tomorrow!
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Firm Express: Week 2 (Accelerate) – Cardio Sculpt

Well, the week of working out every day finally caught up to me. This workout wasn’t terribly hard, but my legs were tired. I wanted to make it through Friday and take Christmas off, but took Christmas Eve off instead. Tomorrow I’ll do sculpt if I can find weights. If I can’t I’ll do week one’s cardio. Merry christmas!

Note: I re-did Emily’s cardio this morning. Good pre-eat-fest workout! :)

Firm Direct: Cycle 2 (Accelerate) – Cardio

All the workouts are starting to blur together. Mostly because I’m going through one a day and am too exhausted after the workout to post the review. But also because the formats are so similar, which I like. I had a hard time staying on cue with this workout for some reason. I THINK it moved at a little faster pace than Emily’s cardio workout, but that could all be in my head. The thing with this workout was it felt like we waited a little longer than normal to do the first burst, and finished the last burst earlier than normal. That could also be in my head, too, but it felt like they were really close together.

There were some standing bursts, which I think I did pretty well with. And then there were some bursts where you go down to the floor. Which I did awful with. I can really feel how overweight I am when I’m trying to get up and down from the floor. The good news is, I’m motivated to keep going. (The bad news is I’m eating terribly, and blaming it on Christmas.)

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