Today was my first time doing Cardio Abs. It was intimidating knowing that I had another routine following Pure Cardio. Pure Cardio is warm-up, stretch, and 15 or 16 cardio exercises done for a minute each without any rest in between. Well, it is not designed to have a rest, but I took a break or two. (I think about everyone in the class did, too, including Shaun T). I was proud I was able to get through all three rounds of the warm-up without taking a break. (Yes, the warmup is hard.)
So after it was over, you have to press play again for Cardio abs and you get another warm-up. I almost freaked. Thankfully, it is only one time through and not as intense as a normal warmup. The rest of the routine is on the floor. (But no sit-ups or crunches). Just because it is on the floor, doesn’t mean it is easy. I was so wiped at the time, but I don’t think it is as hard as P90X’s ab ripper. I could do all the moves (though I did take some breaks).
The last move was very… interesting. You start out in plank and do, what can only be called a type of hip thrusts. Then you sink to low plank (plank on your elbows) and do more hip thrusts. Up and down for four sets. I felt like I was training for some type of pornography Olympics. I diverted my eyes from the television because that was just more than I wanted to see…Haha~!
Has anyone else done Cardio Abs and felt very strange performing the last exercise? Am I just doing these wrong?