Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Starting on Level 2

Sumo Squat Dumbbell
High Pull
I'm 2 workouts into the 2nd Cycle, or level, of the MAX Workouts program, and I can definitely feel that it's new exercises :)

Monday's workout consisted of 3 exercises; the Dumbbell Deadlift, the Lunges with Dumbbell Press Ups, and the Dumbbell Plank Row.
The recommended load is from 25lbs per dumbbell, but I started out with my heaviest load I have, which is 22.5lbs.. I shouldn't have done that.. I managed to complete 3 rounds only, with 1 minute of rest between each round.. And I was supposed to do 5-6 rounds.. Not the best start of the new cycle, but I think I'll start out with 17.5lbs next week..

Today's workout on the other hand was different, compared to the other workouts in the program so far. This was a sort of a HIIT; High Intensity Interval Training. It was still a workout with weights, but there are only 2 exercises; the Dumbbell Squat Press Up and the Sumo Squad Dumbbell High Pull.
The goal was to use a weight, where you can complete 8-10 reps of each exercise with good form, and you're only allowed 20 seconds of rest between rounds. And you needed to complete 8-10 rounds.
That doesn't give you much time for a breather, but I managed to complete 8 rounds, before I had to stop. My muscles started to hurt and I had trouble breathing..
What a great workout :D

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