Today, in keeping with my desire to be more adventurous with my fitness, I tried a new ZWOW workout (ZWOW #23: Burpee torture)!
The ZWOW workouts are created by Zuzana Light, an original co-founder of BodyRock.tv. She is no longer with BodyRock but has started working on her own and has her own website in the works. I have looked at BodyRock.tv’s workouts before, but I haven’t tried any of them because I don’t feel like spending the $ to get equipment that I really won’t be using much. I am saving my cash for equipment I can use in my personal training (read: TRX and power bands!). I found Zuzana’s YouTube workouts and was hooked on the fact that the ZWOW’s don’t require equipment.
I did the ZWOW #23 workout soon after I got up this morning and loved it! The burpees Zuzana performed were a little bit different than the ones I am used to. They were a hybrid of full and modified burpees. Traditional full burpees contain a full push-up and your body doesn’t touch the floor, and modified burpees cut out the push-up entirely. I would not have been able to complete 100 full burpees – my arms would have given out on me! But I could complete 100 reps of Zuzana’s burpees, so the modification she used worked out perfectly – it was challenging but very doable.
I was impressed with the workout. It was a full-body metabolic routine that pushed the envelope, but was very achievable. I got an intense workout at home (without equipment) in under 30 minutes – perfect! Zuzana’s personality was charming, too. She has found a way to motivate without being overly hyper or coming across as arrogant. I will definitely be trying more ZWOW workouts in the future! My next new workout experiment will probably be Blogilates : )