Monday, November 8, 2010

To the Xtreme

Pre-workout breakfast: Bowl of Cinnabon cereal and a banana
Workout: 30 minutes "Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training" and 2.2-mile walk with Denali

Jackie Warner ... oh, that lady ... she's just mean. Mean. And hardcore.I've been discussing my purchase of her DVD for a week or so now, and this morning I decided to give it a go. Sure, my legs were still a bit tired from Saturday's race but my arms wanted a workout.

"I'll be fine," I thought. "Just do what you can."

Yeah, doing what I can meant the "less intense" modifications for a number of the moves. It's not that I couldn't do the exercises. No, I could. I just couldn't do them for the minute straight as required by Jackie, especially when I had worked the same muscle group the minute before. It's total muscle burnout. And then you move onto the next fiber-torturing exercise to do the same thing.

And you want to know the worst part? I thought I was in shape. I've been committed to upper body work twice a week for six months. I could go through many a DVD with little to no fatigue. (I guess that's my fault - bad choices.) I can do a real push-up. I use weights from 5 pounds to 10 pounds. I have muscle definition. No matter. My shoulders, chest, biceps were all screaming at the end.

Jillian Michaels - eat your heart out.


  1. And their gonna be screaming even louder tomorrow...

  2. I watched Jackie's show on Bravo I think. One episode showed her staff creating one of her personal training videos. Her staff had muscle fatigue and ultimately muscle failure because her exercises were too hard. Dude, her own people staring in the video REALLY struggled. Know what that makes you? SUPER HARD CORE!!! HIGH 5! Great job!

  3. Never heard of this woman. But I don't have cable so go figure!

    Is that a padded mat she is on? Looks like that would be hard on the knees. Yuck!

  4. I tried this today. I am so glad I'm not alone!!!!!!!!!! :)