Welcome to the Plateau Buster Yoga + HIIT adventure and challenge with me!
You've just unlocked 8 amazing (and amazingly fierce) Yoga Shred® workouts you can use anytime to gain in strength, tone, definition, cardio and leaning out your body.
Since this is the most challenging course I've ever made (and it will meet you right where you are!) --
Here are a few points you should know to ensure you're staying safe, and getting the most results in the least amount of time:
* PROPS NEEDED: Try these sessions without added weights first, since they are hard even without it. You will definitely need 2 yoga blocks, a yoga mat, and some kind of sturdy chair or surface to hang onto for our Fierce Chair Kicks. Most of the hand weights and other items I use in this course are optional, but very helpful if you want more of a strength challenge. If bodyweight alone isn't doing it for you, you could add in: 2 kettlebells OR hand weights OR wrist weights OR water bottles. Also awesome: 2 ankle weights, a yoga bolster or rolled up yoga mat. You can find these items online or at a local store with yoga and fitness equipment. Example: Target. All of the exact props I use in this course are on my Amazon Store here: http://a.co/gVzaEJN --get these, or just use them as an orientation and search around for similar items.
* HOW TO USE THE WORKOUTS: These are targeted High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions, with yoga-based alignment, and counter-stretches in between and at the end. Do one of them a week to move your strength to the next level. You can do more than one class a week with rest days after, no more than 3 of these a week! Do not do other workouts on the day of the Shred or the day after. These classes are all you need for at least 2 days. Do a workout one day, then take the next day off. If you're epically sore, take two days off, and maybe go for a walk or do a slow flow yoga session on the third day--no heavy muscle working out! If you don't take time to repair, you won't see the results you need.
* WHICH CLASS SHOULD I CHOOSE? These Yoga Shred® classes are all targeted for to focus on an area of the body although they all work the entire body, cause calorie and fat burn and tone you up all over. So pick whatever appeals to you today, and make sure to try em all!
* WHAT IF YOU CAN'T DO EVERY MOVE? No worries! I've built in lots of suggestions for modifications and backing off, so whenever you need to be off the hands, or not do Burpees, hehe...I got you. Listen closely and learn how to put your knees and forearms down, bend less, stay higher, back off more--anytime you need. By the end of all the sessions, you'll be able to repeat them in your own unique way with more confidence!
*START SLOWER AND BUILD IT UP! Busting a plateau is more subtle than you might think. Often I won't feel that sore during a workout, and then the two days after, I'm incredibly sore. SO start slower than you think. You don’t want to leap from whatever you have been doing into using a ton of weight or pushing yourself past your comfort and even discomfort zone into aggression. You'll burn out instead of making this a part of your lifestyle. Each class should be super challenging FOR YOU, TODAY -- get your heart rate up to your personal edge but stay safe. This can change from day to day!
And if you don't last all 4 rounds on each side, or 8 rounds total, that's okay. That means you can rest, and chip away at it next time. How fun to have room to grow! .
If you are using Home weights like water bottles, soup cans etc., to find out how much weight they are, step on the scale before and after. I do not suggest using more than 5 pounds in each hand or 10 pounds if you were holding it with both hands during any exercise. Less is more when it comes to the shreds.
If you have any questions at all, ask them beneath any video--including this one. I'll be here for you every step of the way!
Let's rock! 🔥