“Max Interval Training in Full Effect” (Day 54: Max Interval Circuit)

max interval circuit and fit testAt the start of the warm up, Shaun T says, “Max Interval Training in full effect.” I hadn’t really felt like doing the workout on Day 54 and I put it off until midnight. My legs were tired even during the first circuit. But, I got into it toward the end of the workout. Just getting started was the hardest part.

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“This Is Where It Hurts” (Day 50: Fit Test Four and Max Interval Circuit)

max interval circuit and fit testDay 50 was Fit Test Four followed by Max Interval Circuit. Because I had been so tired during the workout after the last test, I planned to leave much more time in between this time. I left a couple hours longer in between, but it was still exhausting going through both. Fortunately, the last test will be on it’s own day so I won’t have to worry about that again. The only thing I have to say about the Max Interval Circuit after the test can be covered in something Shaun T says during the High Knees with Twist: “This is where it hurts.” That said, here are my results from Fit Test Four:

Switch Kicks-45 reps (90 kicks)
Power Jacks-50
Power Knees-72
Power Jumps-37
Globe Jumps-8 (32 jumps)
Suicide Jumps-16
Push Up Jacks-28
Low Plank Obliques-65

Last time, I threw myself off on Switch Kicks by counting individual kicks instead of reps, so I went back to counting reps and improved by 3 (6 kicks). Last time I had ended up with 6 kicks less than the time before so I basically just brought myself back to my previous high count. Unfortunately I got 2 less on the Power Jacks this time, but I improved by 2 on the Power Knees. I remained the same on the Power Jumps, Globe Jumps, and Suicide Jumps. I improved by 4 Push Up Jacks and by 5 Low Plank Obliques.

Overall, I was sort of disappointed that I didn’t improve in more areas (and slid back in one) but as Tony Horton says in his bookBring It!, “Do your best and forget the rest.” I did the best I could at the time I did each test, and that’s the important part. I didn’t backslide for much of it and I did have improvement in some areas, so I’ll be satisfied with that and I’ll be interested to see how far I’ve come from this time and from the beginning next time.

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“And I’m Dripping In Sweat” (Day 44: Max Interval Circuit)

max interval circuit and fit testShaun T said “And I’m dripping in sweat” at one point in Max Interval Circuit, I think during the stretch. I was doing the same during ¬†most of the workout. I ended up throwing up a little during the second circuit with the ski abs and push up jacks. I was kind of surprised because I hadn’t eaten recently and in fact had left too much time between eating and working out. I was getting hungry before the warmup was even done. I kept pushing through though. I did take a brief break due to my dogs causing trouble. On the way back to the spare bedroom I use to work out I did a couple pull ups. My husband saw me and told me to get one more and helped me get up there. Then I went back to finish.

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“This is Max Interval Circuit, and It’s Gonna Kick Your Butt” (Day 40: Max Interval Circuit)

max interval circuit and fit testShaun T introduces the Max Interval Circuit with the announcement, “This is Max Interval Circuit, and it’s gonna kick your butt,” and that’s not inaccurate. Insanity warmups are always a little tiring, but I was very out of breath this time. By the time we went through the second set of the first interval, I was already feeling weak. By the third set of the second interval with the hook jumps, I skipped jumping about every other time.

When we got to side suicide jumps I was going pretty slow. Shaun T even recommended doing this though if you’re not up to the point of doing it quickly. Before the last set he said, “You’re probably completely exhausted right now,” and I definitely was. My arms were rubber by the last set of plank punches but I pushed through. Doing them made me think of the picture at the beginning. Despite that I was pretty tired¬† I was sweating so much my wedding ring started slipping so I know I got in a good workout.

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