Monday, 2 July 2012
TapOut XT Day 1: Cross Core Combat
I woke up at 6 am this morning having slept at 11.30 pm. This is something I have to improve if I plan to go the whole course. My body will break down with not enough sleep. I fed the workout through my tablet computer and wired it up to some speakers, put on some shorts and got to it. It was suprisingly easier than I thought but that might be because it was focusing on abs, something which is not a problem for me doing BJJ. The time went quite fast but this may be due the fact that it's a new workout for me and my interest is high right now. Some of the moves were also similar to Gymnastica Naturale, such as the twists on all fours (did he call them Hellcats?). There were also many moves and names similar to P90X (Superman, banana) but overall the feeling was different to the Beachbody stuff and there was very little chit-chat or breaks. Unfortunately I had to end the session with 8 minutes remaining as my 2nd alarm clock went off and locked up my tablet computer plus I had to head out to work.
I feel the benefits already. Getting up early and forcing my muscles, ligaments and gooey stuff to warm up has left me with very few aches this morning at work. I look forward to the next workout and hope that it will have a positive effect on my BJJ.
btw: Not a Tapout fan by any means but I do enjoy a good mma fight with some BJJ.
Workout: Cross Core Combat
Type: Focused Abs, small cardio effect, little muscular fatigue
Time: Around 45 minutes
Tools: Resistance band