Day 13: Dirty 30 Extreme
Yesterday was Day 13 of 21 Day Fix Extreme. That meant that it was Dirty 30 Extreme. I honestly couldn't remember anything about this workout so it was like doing a new workout. That's always nice. I was thinking that it was going to be super hard since it's called Dirty 30 and I remember the original Dirty 30 being difficult for me, but this was actually my favorite workout of the week. The main reason for that was because there was no jumping! There were plenty of lunges and squats, but NO JUMPING! It was nice to do some different types of lunges like the curtsy lunges and the lateral lunges with the sword pull. This one had a bonus round though. I did remember that part so I wasn't all irritated when it happened. The bonus round is HARD! You're supposed to hold a plank position and then hold a weight in one hand. You then pull your knee towards your opposite elbow and you pull the opposite elbow towards the knee. I can barely get through 30 seconds doing that on my knees. No way I can get through it on my toes.
I modified a little bit in this workout, but mainly range of motion stuff. Although, I did the push ups with renegade rows on my knees.I only used the 2 pound weights for the curtsy lunges with half moons. Those things killed me last week using the 5 pound weights! With the 2 pound weights, I was able to get through the full minute without skipping any of the arm movements. It hurt soooooo much, but I did it. I probably went a little slower than I should have, but I got through the full minute. I used the 2 pound weights for the squats with shoulder presses too. I used the five pound weights for the lateral lunge with sword pull. I started off strong in those, but then towards the end, they got hard! I used the 10 pound weights for the single leg squats. These still feel more like single leg dead lifts to me, but maybe that's because I just don't squat down far enough. I did better with the 10 pound weights than with the 5 pound weights. I'm not really sure why, but I don't care. I'm just happy I was able to keep my balance for a couple reps at a time. The extra weight helped with the balance I think, but the 10 pound weights were a bit challenging during the upright row part. I used 10 pound weights for the lunge, row, hammer curl section too. Those are really hard for me. I suck at front lunges. I need to work on my form and balance.
I can feel it in my outer hip area and my shoulders toady! My legs are a bit weak, but other than the outer hip area, they don't really feel sore. I've still got to do yoga today, but once I get through that, I'll only have one week left of 21 Day Fix Extreme! It goes by pretty quickly! I wasn't thrilled with the fact that we started the program with Plyo Fix Extreme, but I have to admit that I'm actually happy with that now. Knowing that the hardest workout of the final week will be done on the first day makes getting through the final week so much easier.
Polar M400 Screen Shots
Here are the screen shots for Dirty 30 Extreme. I'm not sure what I was doing for the heart rate monitor to lose connection, but I'm getting used to that.
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