Day Two – 100 Days of Yoga & HIIT

After waking up after yesterday’s first yoga session I didn’t have any aches or pains which is always a bonus. I mean, if I couldn’t make it through day one without already breaking down, my fitness would have had to massively of dropped over the last few months!

What did happen over the course of the day was my hip flexors very sloowwwlllyyy started to tighten up. By the end of the day, it was definitely more than a ‘slight’ ache.

Day two was the first HIIT session of many to come. As I’ve created 100’s of my own HIIT sessions for every kind of occasion it was a bit alien to follow someone else video but I thought I’d give it a go for the first one.

I picked Brandon Carter’s video “Furious Fat Burner 2”. By the end of the video, you’ll never forget those words. Not because it’s so intense but rather because he doesn’t stop repeating it! 😛

“This is the furious fat burner bro”

Most HIIT sessions are under 20 minutes and although he keeps repeating it’s 20 minutes, it’s actually 15, including the warm up. So it’s a pretty decent workout for this first HIIT session.

The full body workout included:

  • Spiderman press ups
  • Side hops
  • “fast feet”
  • Tuck jumps
  • Mountain climbers
  • Jumping lunges
  • Planks

As a personal trainer, I never wanted to do what I call the cheesy exercises with my clients like the fast feet in this video. Every time we had to do them I couldn’t help thinking how lame I felt!

All in all, though, I’d rate the video a 7/10.

Good:

  • Good mix of upper body, lower body and core exercises.
  • Liked how round 2 & 3 got harder by getting rid of the rest periods.
  • Perfect for an intermediate level of fitness.
  • Easy video to be able to add another one or two round onto if you wanted.

Bad:

  • Repeats “furious fat burner” pretty much every minute.
  • Super cheesy.
  • Felt a little short.

If you’re looking for a HIIT workout to follow and you can handle the cheesiness of it. I’d definitely recommend giving it a go!

I might try another HIIT video or two but most likely I’ll end up just following my own workouts as I know what I’m doing. Which I can’t say the same with yoga!