That that don't kill me, can only make me stronger. I need you to hurry up now, cause I can't wait much longer. Kanye West, Stronger

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

30/60/90 Workout

I have heard a lot about the infamous 30/60/90 Workout by Kristi Molinaro, trainer at Equinox Fitness. I think I first read about some celeb doing it in the Self Star Workout Issue. And I just googled it and found that NYMAG named it Best Fat-Burning Workout of 2008.

I have been really anxious to try it. I have a 3-day pass to Equinox, and I was all set to go today, but I really need to pack for vacay and clean, so I thought I would try the at home version from Fitness Magazine August 2008. Lame excuses! But I want to have 3 uninterrupted days of glory to try out Equinox.

You can find the workout in the August Fitness or on the website.

Basic overview, alternate cardio and strength moves, starting with 90 seconds of cardio and 30 seconds of strength for the first set, then 60 cardio and 60 strength and 30 cardio and 90 strength for the last set. Sometimes the intervals are a bit different, but that is the basic idea.

I used on online stop watch to keep my time. This worked out perfectly.

The workout took me about 36 minutes. I probably could have rested more between sets because it was really tiring at some points.

First Set: jump rope (cardio)/row (strength) was pretty easy

Second Set: Weighted Jumping Jack/Push-up-HARD, weighted jumping jacks are a great addition to any workout; the push ups made me realize the 100 Push up Challenge is probably a good idea for my weak ass...i mean arms.

Third Set: Speed skater/Tricep dip-not bad-had to put my leg down after 10

Fourth Set: Shoot the Basket/Bicep Curl-a little winded, but not too bad

Fifth set: Mountain Climber/Bicycle-wow, super tired by this point, more rest after 4th set advised

Sixth Set:Reverse Lunge kick/plank-pretty easy

*Props to Fitness magazine for making it really easy to follow and having great descriptions.

Good things about this workout:

-I could do it in my apartment with minimal space or equipment required
-I could listen to free tunes via i tunes radio
-I could wear pj pants and a sports bra
-only six moves and one time through, so you know you can do it

-It was not boring, but would have been more fun in a group, so the class is probably even better
-On its own, it's not quite enough, so I (put a shirt on) went downstairs and did 30 minutes on the elliptical.
The workout is called the Drop a Jeans Size Workout and there is on accompanying Dessert a Day Diet Plan. Has anyone ever actually followed a magazine diet plan? Success?


Gennaro said...

Thanks for the background info. Sounds like tough work. May try it on my clients this week.

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