A Review and A Stew (HA! I <3 Rhyming…)

Posted: April 24, 2012 in Online WO Reviews, Recipes

Finally, a workout by Sean… And it’s a great one!

Sorry I was MIA yesterday. Did you self-motivate? Did someone else motivate you? What about a class or a goal? The idea of a treat? It’s important to find something that motivates you to live, work hard, and take care of yourself every day—it’s what drives you forward and helps you achieve the “impossible.”

The Review
BodyRockTV – Sexy to the Core & Abs Bonus
Let’s put it this way—I liked the moves so much that I used all but the plyo pushups in my Thursday, Friday, and Saturday classes, most in tabata formats. I don’t have an equalizer and am not a huge fan of the impact on the wrists of those kinds of plyo pushups, so I just did them on my knees on the ground… which was way too hard to I switched to regular pushups for the second round. Instead of a sandbag I used a 10lb. medicine ball.

How long did it take?: 12 min.
Was it tough?: Yes—the plyo pushups beat you up immediately.
Did I feel like I got a good workout in?: Yeah, definitely. I was dripping and felt a lil sick (thanks to my afternoon pig-out… oops…), but some dude stopped me on his way out of the gym and said my workout was intense. I was proud.
Why I liked it: The moves target everything—it is truly a full-body workout. And the great thing is that three of the four moves in the workout part don’t require a weight! The only thing I didn’t like were the plyo pushups because they are really flippin’ tough.
Do I recommend it?: Fo sho. It was quick, tough, and boom, win.

A Few Words on the Abs Bonus… I’m meh on the side oblique crunches. I like the pull and stretch I get in my side and glutes, but I didn’t feel like the exercise was overly hard by any means. As for the Chuck & Tuck, I liked it! It was tough and a little different and my abs really burned like whoa. Great new ab move to add to the routine 🙂

The Stew
*Compliments of Men’s Health magazine
Sausage Stew
Sauté a diced onion and green pepper in olive oil until soft, then add a package of precooked turkey kielbasa (sliced), a 14.5oz can of roasted tomatoes, and a ½ tsp. each of dried basil dried oregano. Cook for 7 minutes and stir in two (9oz.) bags of spinach. After the spinach cooks down, pour the mix in a casserole dish and top with low-fat feta cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F until the cheese is brown (10-15 minutes).

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