It is time for the last review for the ‘Month 1’ workouts and I have to admit - I was somewhat scared to do this one! :) I was just coming back from being sick for a week so I was not QUITE at 100 percent and the 'FIGHT’ in the title is always a little intimidating (and I know Shaun T always has that one ultimate workout for the month).
AND I WAS RIGHT!
Nevertheless, here is my INSANITY Max 30: Friday Fight: Round 1 review!
Total Time: 30 minutes (plus 2 minutes for the cool down)
Shaun T starts this with: 'This is Friday Fight - the fight between your mind and your body - which one will win?'
Ha, well. Let me tell ya…
This warm-up is somewhat like Cardio Challenge - so it should be familiar.
Repeat it again!
During the warm-up, I was thinking - okay, I can do this - this isn’t so bad. THEN HE DID NOT EVEN PAUSE after the warm-up. You jump right into it…
I kept telling my daughter I would get her a popsicle after the warm-up but I COULD NOT! :)
'The Fight. Has. Begun.’
As I kept doing these moves - the yellow line on the screen that shows how much longer is left for the move - KEEPS GETTING LONGER!!!
This is where you can consider me MAXED OUT for the first time. Yeah, the first time. You heard me.
One of my favorite quotes by Shaun T:
'I want everybody to move faster. This isn’t the time to stay together.
…this is not choreography. This is for you to fight at your own pace. If you stay with your opponent you will lose cuz that means they’re guiding you and you’re not guiding the fight!’
Oh. My. Gosh. Can’t. Jump.
If you pay attention to my daughter in the video, you can see her mad iPad skills:
You are halfway done (15 minutes) and OMG YOU GET A WATER BREAK FINALLY!
You will see in my video that I spent this time getting my daughter the popsicle she had been begging me for since 2 minutes into the workout. I figured I would get a break after the warm-up but NO. This is only 30 seconds so choose your activity during water break wisely.
Shaun T takes the time to take his shirt off because it will help him 'breathe better’. I bet if he took that microphone off too it would help.
And HERE WE GO!
I took a few breaks.
2 Jab + 2 Tuck - you jab twice to the left, two tuck jumps, jab twice to the right, two tuck jumps, repeat.
UGH I HATE tuck jumps. Mine eventually turn into little hops and I hope that my feet follow my brain.
He keeps asking - 'who’s winning - your mind or your body?!’
By the looks of the rest of the people, it looks like they are losing with both.
Poor Darren is maxing out:
Then, there’s Shaun T, peeking at us through his legs as usual. He’s ’spittin’ and ’snottin’ but he’s ’workin’.
Ironically, you would think this one is easy, and I did, until my calves wanted to fall off.
This is where I got random leg kisses…
Then, I stepped on her, so I had to get her involved…
Darren is OUT so Shaun T takes over:
Even Shaun T takes a break:
That’s okay, me too:
OH MY GOODNESS - you get a water break because 'a brother’s tired’ and you are about to max it out for the last four minutes. That can’t be good.
Pep talk a la Shaun T:
'Oh my God this is crazy’. Yeah, I agree Shaun T.
Moving Squat Jab - jump and punch left right, land in a squat, jump to the other side, punch twice, land, repeat.
Let Shaun T punch you:
And then fall to the ground like me and the one side of the line:
This is two minutes starting with jumping around and punching your abs (I think he was trying to be funny), reaching up and down to the ground, reaching side to side (toes), rounding and releasing your back, dropping the shoulder down while moving side to side, inhaling the arms up and exhaling them down.
HONESTLY, I was walking around trying to 'find my life’ the entire time.
My Final Thoughts:
For the love of… ermagerd. It may have been a little too soon to do such an intense cardio after being sick.
I did not take photos of myself for this review, BUT I did put a video together of me doing the workout! :) Watch it through the end for the funny parts (and keep an eye of my daughter who is a pro on the iPad)
You have a modifier, as usual, so watch her if you are having issues living through this:
She finally maxed out around 24 minutes:
This is a super intense plyometric full body cardio workout and your heart rate will be high the entire time. Be prepared to push hard, go without breaks, and challenge yourself the entire time. FIND YOUR LIFE!