Yoga Meltdown!

Last night I stopped by Walmart to pick up a few exercise DVDs, since I feel like I could use more strength training in my life. One of the DVDs I got was Jillian Michaels’ “Yoga Meltdown“. I did it last night for the first time!

I was expecting to get my butt kicked, since this is Jillian and all, but honestly, it wasn’t that hard. I did the Level 1 Workout, which is for beginners or intermediates. It was 30 minutes of hardcore yoga poses and then movement within the pose for a more of an aerobic workout. I was dripping sweat the entire time, but I didn’t find it that difficult. It was a great workout for sure, but I didn’t get that post-workout sore muscle feeling from it. The most challenging part was the last sequence, a Warrior 3 pose with movement. It was only hard because I couldn’t keep my balance during the pose!

I want to incorporate more strength training and cross training into my workout schedule, since lately I’ve only been running. I want to work my other muscles, mostly my core and arms, because I want it to help me with endurance when I’m running. Especially because I have to run the Boilermaker in 19 days.  Holy crap!

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5 responses to “Yoga Meltdown!

  1. Sab

    Does this have many standing poses in it? I’ve been looking for a good yoga work out that doesn’t involve a lot of standing.

    • Jen

      Hey Sab,
      There isn’t too much standing, but she comes back to “mountain pose” a lot, which is a standing pose, and there are some warrior poses, which are standing. There are also some mat work too, so its a mix of both.

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