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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 2 Strength – Day 3

August 11th, 2012

 

Phase 2 – Strength Weeks 9-11 Upper Body Strength My review – day 3 

Sam introduces this session with a good 5 minutes of stretches.

The whole of the workout was performed using resistance bands, which you can alter the tension on, depending on your fitness level, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or an advanced exerciser.

  • Shoulder extensions: We began in the ¼ lunge position, with the resistance band under one foot, you need to ensure you have enough tension on the band without it being too tough. Leaning forward, hinging at the hips you then pull the resistance band backwards and forwards in a controlled movement, your back needs to be flat and everything in line. We did one side and then the other.
     

  • Reverse Flys: Then using the resistance bands under two feet, we did a ¼ squat, crossing our hands over (with the bands), then lift the resistance bands up and then down. With this exercise the chest needs to be facing the floor and then you know you are in the correct position, using the correct muscles.  If you find too difficult you can just place the resistance bands under one foot !
     

  • Internal/External Rotation: Next in a kneeling position (on one knee) with the other leg out to the side with the resistance band under the foot, rotate the arm closest to your outstretched leg. Move your arm in front of your body then back (internal rotation) one set of these then still on same knee work the resistance band the opposite way (external rotation). We repeated these exercises on both sides, alternate legs – difficult to describe, need to watch the dvd, I got a bit lost here but then eventually got it right, just remember practice makes perfect !
     

  • Shoulder Flexion: Standing back up we did a ¼ squat with the resistance band under one foot, with arms extended, keeping them straight at shoulder height lifting the resistance band up and then back down, thumbs upward.  Switch resistance band to other foot and repeat exercise on other leg and arm (2 sets).
     

  • Chest Flys: Again in ¼ squat position, we shortened the band to increase resistance, hinging at the hips we then put the band behind the back, bringing arms forward and out like chest flys (2 sets).

  • Shoulder Abduction: With both feet on the resistance band in a ¼ squat position, start off with hands pointing downwards, next move your arms straight out to the sides, thumbs pointing up, move up and back down to starting position (2 sets).
     

  • Bicep Curls: We did 2 sets of bicep curls, standing with your two feet apart, hands down to start, then did alternated curls with arms moving up and down.
     

  • Tricep Extensions: Last were tricep exercises, starting in ¼ lunge position, resistance band under one foot, elbows at the side, pull the band backward to be in line with the rest of your body, then return back to starting position.  Do this exercise on both sides switching legs.

We finished the workout with quick stretches.  Before my workout I drank Herbalife 24 Formula 1 Sport, during my workout I drank Herbalife 24 Hydrate. Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition products are available UK, Ireland and USA.

Great exercises for me as I’ve not much upper body strength. Felt the burn, good workout although arms tired at the end of the session.  If you are finding my reviews difficult to follow, apologies as there’s a lot of detail to try to remember, these are upper body strength moves which I’ve not done before. 

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 1 Stability Week 4

May 29th, 2012

Phase 1 – Stability –  My review – week 4 

Looking at the workout schedule this is an easy week as there are three rest days as well as one recreational activity day. 

I began the week with a rest day on day 1  

Day 2 was back to Metabolic  1 disc 4 which was a great way to start the week and to get energised. 

Day 3 focussed again on the stability workout using either disc 1, 2 or 3.  You get to pick the disc that suits your needs, so I decided to do spine and pelvis stabilization, you’ll need to scroll down the post to see my original review.

Day 4 Rest day

Day 5 same as day 3.  This time I picked shoulder stabilization, disc 2

Day 6 Rest day but as I wanted to complete the workout, I very naughtily did the total body integration, disc 3.  Not really supposed to alter the routine !

Day 7 recreational day – do something sporty like bike riding, running, hill walking or swimming.  I went bike riding.

The Stability phase is all about fixing your bodies imbalances, working the small muscle groups, the effects are not visible but you will feel a lot better.

By week 4 I feel as though I’ve had some great workouts but not overly tired, but I’m sure the routine will get harder as I get into Phase 2 Strength and Phase 3 Power.

I’m using Herbalife 24 Hydrate before, after and during the Herbalife24FIT workout.

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