Today's workout was a killer! I picked up one of the Spinervals fitness series, thought it sounded good when I read the description on the net. it was only when I had my new purchase in my hot little hand that I spotted the "difficulty rating" on the cover. On a scale of 1-10, it rates 9.1. Errr...
But, in spite of my trepidation, I pulled on my new capri-length bike knicks and my Lorna Jane Never, never, never give up tank top, fired up the DVD player and jumped on the spin bike.
Speed intervals, resistance intervals and sprints, interspersed with short active recovery periods - those I expected. But the 4 sets of 30 squats in 30 seconds, finishing up each set with iso-squats held for 30, 45, 60 and 45 seconds respectively...... Man! My legs were shaking, I was puffing like a steam train, and I guarantee that I did NOT look pretty! The whole thing lasted for 57 minutes. My quads were so pumped they felt like they were made of rock! And the burning, the burniiiiiinnngggg!!
My legs feel like jelly now, and I can't WAIT to do it again! Next time I'm wearing shorts though. And I'll have TWO water bottles handy.