Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Physique 57 Review

Okay...so I just finished my Physique 57 DVD.  I have to admit that I liked it better than the very first time I did it...which was probably about a year ago.  I'm definitely in better shape now...and even though I followed P57's "Anita," I felt like I got a pretty good workout.

Now, here are my pros and cons:

1)  It gave me a good little workout.  My thighs and bottom were burning and I worked up a sweat.  I can definitely still feel my thighs quivering a bit...but I'm not super sore. (I think that I may have been "phoning it in" again since it was my first time). 
2)  I liked that I didn't have to wear sneakers.  It made it feel a little more like yoga or pilates.
3)  It was low impact.  I didn't have one issue with my knee.
4)  The workout incorporates weights and I can up the weights as my body adapts.
5)  There's an "Anita!!"  I like that I can work my way up to "Natalie." (I don't know the names of the chicks in this DVD...so I'm gonna just stick with the names of JM's girls).

1)  Props.  I hate that I have to use a chair.  I wish that I had an actual ballet bar in my gym.  The chair is just not the same.
2)  Space.  My gym is small (its a bedroom with a lot of equipment).  It's hard for me to stretch my body out without bumping into the weight machine.
3)  The instruction during the part with the chair/ballet bar.  There were times that I didn't know what she wanted me to be doing.  Push it out...pull it up...pulse it!?!?  I was lost.
4)  The freakin' pretzel leg lift thing.  WTF?!!?!?
5)  The lady leading the "class" (I need to get her name) can be a little annoying.  She's super hype!  But it's not too bad.

I'm going to keep doing it at least for the next two weeks.  I still feel like I need to get some cardio in on the days that I do P57.  I'm going to walk later today.

Oh!  I finally printed out and hung my workout calendar for the rest of July.  This is my schedule for this week.

Tuesday-P57; cardio
Thursday-P57; cardio

Usually, I would rest on Sunday, but I am a day behind on C210K (as usual)...so I had to squeeze in one more workout on Sunday. 

Okay...protein shake time!!!  I got hungry sitting here typing.  Then off to read some articles.


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