Cize Mini Round Day 1: Crazy 8's
I've decided to go through one week of Cize. I'm going to do each workout once. I never wrote my final blog post about Cize, so I have to redo the workouts so I can remember what each routine was like. I"m also going to record myself doing the Cize it up round. It's hard for me to describe the moves so the video will help with that. I've never even posted a picture of myself on the blog, but I'm going to post videos of me doing Cize. This i so far outside my comfort zone. I might chicken out of the videos for the harder workouts where I look even more uncoordinated. Hopefully i won't though because I really want people to understand that this program is totally doable for big people like me.
Day 1 was Crazy 8's. It's been well awhile since I've done this workout. I remember it being fast, but it seemed even faster today. Since I went low carb, my heart rate has been faster than normal so I'm sure that has something to do with it. I've heard that it only lasts for a little while, but it's still pretty fast. I was breathing heavy during this entire workout. I actually had to take some breaks while they were doing the Cize Bounce a few times.
I love that this workout has you doing the same simple steps several times before moving on to the next one. This is really the only routing in the program that has you repeating them this much. There are 8 moves and you do them for 8 counts each I believe or it's two sets of 8 counts.
The moves are all very simple and you learn them slowly. In the video, you can see that the first move is called the Low High. First you learn the feet which is basically just a cha cha to the left and a cha cha to the right. You do it slow first and then you do it tempo. Once you've got the feet figure out, he adds the arms in.
After the Low High, you learn the Box Step which is basically just hitting the four corners of a square. Once again, he teaches the footwork first and then has you add the arms which is just lifting your hands in the air and then bringing them down slowly.
After the Box Step there's a move called The Trip. You're supposed to sort of bounce on your left leg as your right leg goes back and then you kick it front. I don't bounce on my leg because of my balance issues. I just planted my left leg. I also tapped my right toe down a few times because my balance really is terrible.
After The Trip, there's a move called Baseball. Your feet are out wide and you cross your hands near your right hip and then you lean a little to the left as you open up your arms. You repeat the move a few times.
After Baseball is the Up Down. You arc your hands up and over your head to the other side as you step to the other side. You cross your arms in front of your chest and hug yourself as you squat down come up and squat down again. Then you arch your arms up and over as you step to the other side and do the same thing.
After the Up Down is The Throw. you step one foot back and reach your arms out in front and then pull them back. I kinda of think of it as hugging someone and pulling them in. Then you turn to face the other wall and do the same thing. Then you go back to the opposite wall and put your hands up high. Then you do the other side with your hands up high.
After the Throw is the Criss Cross. Your feet are a bit wide. You bring one arm up and cross it over your chest then you bring up the other one and cross it to form an X. Then the first hand goes down by your side and then the second hand goes down by your side. Then you jump up and land with your feet crossed in the center and then jump out and land with your feet wide again. Then you drop your head in your hand and then stand back up again. I like this move now that I know how to do it. I hate jumping repeatedly, but doing this move gives me a little bit of an exercise high.
After the Criss Cross is Row the Boat. it's the final move. You cross your left foot in front of your right and then step out with the right and then cross in front of the left with the right then step out with the left. You do that as you walk up towards the TV four times. Then you step back with some attitude. The video cut off before I stepped back, but I didn't want to redo the video just for a couple seconds of my walking backwards.
Crazy 8's Cize It Up
After you learn all the moves and you've done a few practice rounds with all the moves you get a water break so you can catch your breath before you Cize it Up. The music changes to a real song instead of just electronica type stuff. The music gets louder and Shaun T talks less. In this routine, He calls out the moves, but in future routines, he doesn't. You can still see the names on the screen though and that helps at times. We went through the whole routine three times at the end. This is a video of the second time.
Polar M400 Screen Shots
Here are the screen shots from the workout. There's a bit of a difference between these and when I did this on Day 1 of my first round of Cize. I'm not really sure what's up with the comment on there about Extreme Training Load. I most certainly did not workout for three days.
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