Review: The January 2013 DailyHiit 30 Day Challenge
Day 1: hiitbody FIT TEST
This is the first day of the challenge. The goal is to do each exercise for 50 seconds and write down how many you did of each. Here’s my results:
- Squat Jumps – 26
- Push Ups (box) – 18
- Burpees – 5
- High Knees – 44
- Back Lunges (step version) – 22
- Tuck Lunges – 13
- Tricep Dip – 16
- Surfboards – 12
- Half Burpees & Monkey – 5
- Switch Jumps – 18
- Side Lunge – 24
- Frog Jumps – 10
Opinion: Obviously a nice group of baseline exercises that will be revisited at the end of the 30 days to see improvement, although I was surprised there are no crunches included. My form was pretty weak, and I have difficulty with balance.
Number of times I cursed in German: None, I was too busy trying to make sure I was doing the exercises right
How I felt the next day: Mild general soreness, nothing of note
Day 2: hiitreps Scream and Shout
Four exercises done in 50/10 (50 seconds of exercise, 10 seconds rest) for 3 rounds. The exercises are frog jump & burpee, burpee & knee tuck, one leg push up jump, and switch lunge burpee.
Equipment used: Equalizers, sandbag
Opinion: I thought this was way too advanced for a second day routine. Most of them I was forced to modify as I couldn’t even complete one full exercise once. She does suggest modifications, but for a couple of them (especially the one leg push up jump), I had to just do a straight push up and no jumps. I was annoyed that for the burpee & knee tuck, I needed the Lebert Equalizer. Since I don’t have them, I had to skip the tuck part entirely because I had nothing else around the house to to that with. I would have liked an alternative suggestion for people without the gear.
Number of times I cursed in German: 5, would have been more except I modified the exercises to fit my level of fitness better
How I felt the next day: Abs and quads were more sore than the day before
Day 3: hiitwkend Take The Challenge
Exercises: kick, lunge & tuck for four minutes, or for an alternative, lunge & kick for four minutes.
Equipment used: Equalizers
Opinion: Much happier that there was an alternative because the first exercise required the Equalizer again. Felt like I could keep up and stay on target.
Number of times I cursed in German: 2
How I felt the next day: Butt was killing me!
Day 4: ACTIVE REST DAY
You’re encouraged to do SOMETHING active, like take a walk, but no video workouts.
Opinion: Good timing, I liked having a rest.
Number of times I cursed in German: 0
How I felt the next day: Ready to go for the next video
Day 5: hiitbody Rock Hard
Four exercises, 50/10, including Pogo Left, Pogo Right, Switch Lunge & Twist, Reverse Curl & Touch Toe Abs
Equipment used: Ugi Ball
Opinion: I needed to modify the pogos by using a chair to help my balance, I did not use weights for the switch lunge & twist, but overall a good workout.
Number of times I cursed in German: 6, those pogos kill after a while
How I felt the next day: my butt and upper quads were really sore
Five exercises, fifteen reps each, including Maneaters, Wide Grip Pushups, Windshield Washer Pull Ups, Low Squat Press, 3 Point Row Back Fly
Equipment used: hand weights, Equalizers
Opinion: Had to modify everything because I don’t have the gear. Maneaters made me huff and puff, I could do the Wide Grip Pushups by using my treadmill as a base, I could not do the pull ups at all because I simply had no gear, the Low Squat Press (even without weights) was rough on my quads and the back flys really hit them hard. I didn’t sweat much, but felt my leg and shoulder muscles most of all. Walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes to feel like I got a more rounded exercise routine for the day.
Number of times I cursed in German: 0
How I felt the next day: Holy CRAP did I underestimate this exercise routine. My left knee was causing me problems and my lower back was hurting, so I ended up taking a couple of ibuprofen. I am hopeful that it doesn’t cause problems for my Day 7 routine.
Posted on March 11, 2013, in Fitness, Reviews and tagged 30 day challenge, bodyrock, daily hiit, dailyhiit, exercise, exercise routines, fitness, health, high intensity interval training, hiit. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.