I just started the body rock 30 day challenge yesterday. Today is literally just day 2, but I feel like I might be able to stick to it. (I hope.) I'm not just doing the challenge, though. I'm also running at the gym, since I'm sure 12-20 minute workouts wont give me what I need.
Anyone else doing/did the 30 day challenge?
Also, how would one log that kind of workout? I cant seem to find my heart rate monitor watch thingie, and wont buy a new one until it goes on sale on 1saleaday again.
Tried one of the workouts last night and I liked it - was winded totally after seven minutes! I need to explore the site more - do you subscribe to the posts, or just check out the video each day?
I'm subscribed to their youtube channels, and check them daily. I haven't looked at them all month, and just saw the 30 day challenge posts, so I figured why not! I used to watch Zuzanna do these, but I guess they have someone new, and Zuzanna does her own 'light' workouts now
I did the challenge (and loved it)! And I'm going to keep doing the workouts a few times a week on my 'lazy' days. ^^ I log it as calisthenics, 10-15 minutes.
Also, khem, khem, you *might be able to stick to it, (you hope)*? Seriously? You can stick to it. So do it. ;)
I will. I told my fiancee to yell at me if I start to slack. He said he'll start doing it with me if it will help. Thankgod. lol
they will give great results if you keep your diet in check
did you meat your challenge...
No I actually just started it, I'm now on day 4. I keep telling myself its only 12 minutes! Not an hour, 12. Right now anyways, I have no idea if it goes longer next week. I can tell you one thing, I'm so sore.
And its at www.bodyrock.tv
The page for the 30 day challenge is:
They upload a new video every day, but I figured I'd start with the challenge. 30 Day Challenge
right, thread maybe not quite a zombie, maybe just in a coma...
how are people doing with br?
i've been consistent lately - have done some of the longer ones most days for a bit now, working through mild soreness (maybe a week and a half? two weeks?).
feeling improved capacity all round - today did a shorter one and hardly sweat (brag brag) which i guess means i need to up the difficulty :(
also wondering about muscle growth potential with these workouts, done daily. they're not challenging enough to need tons of recovery, but given there's a cardio bit, wondering if that might inhibit things...
eta: given appropriate diet, protein grams per lb, etc
ps: i log as either 'calisthenics' or 'vigorous calisthenics', depending
I've been logging them as Calisthenics as well. I've been doing the January 30 day challenge and am about to do the week 3 of the workout. I've been feeling pretty good. I notice a few changes with how much I can do and what not. I'm not sure, I'm just doing these workouts to help target my trouble spots, and build some muscle. I'm starting out a complete weakling. I felt like at the gym I wasnt hitting these spots, but now I can feel it
Sounds like my experience, too - I'd been doing NROLFW for the past year and could really tell after one bodyrock that my cardiovascular health had really fallen off - I was sucking wind halfway through! Starting to feel better now. I'm trying to incorporate lifting routines into it, and haven't found the right balance of days yet - aiming for twice a week lifting, bodyrock+cardio on the other days.
yeah, these definitely challenge the cv system, for sure.
grace, let us know what you work out!
really curious about how rest days are supposed to figure in...
off to do some burpees
eta: ok have done a bit of reading (seems i have to review things all the time to make sense of anything & remember things i thought i knew).
my impressions: we prob won't *gain* much muscle, esp if we can go beyond 20 reps of a given exercise without increasing load/difficulty somehow. of course ensuring diet is suitable will help retain what we have.
ways to make things harder: wear a backpack with stuff in it; substitute one-legged/armed activities for double-limbed ones where poss; increase intensity/range of motion/time spent at points of tension (e.g.: using higher benches/stairs for step ups).
really unsure what to make of need for rest days, if slightly different muscle groups are used every day.
am prob overthinking it. it's good exercise.