Monday, May 9, 2011
URX-MT Reivew: Poly Performance Metabolic Plyometric Circuits with Keli Roberts
URX-MT: Poly Performance Metabolic Plyometric Circuits
Keli Roberts, 2011
This is a 52 minute strength (mostly lower body) & plyo workout led by Keli in a nice gym w/ brick walls. Keli works out with 3 backgrounders. You will need a rebounder and a set of 1-3 pound sand weights for this workout- I used 3#'s with this as opposed to the 1#ers I have been using and it REALLY upped the intensity for me!
Keli structures this w/o that you do 1 set of exercises 2 times each. Each set contains a strength move that she then turns into a cardio move and then into a plyo move. Really enjoyed how this was structured as I could feel my muscles being worked in the cardio as well since the cardio exercises were the same base exercise as the previous strength exercise. You use the sand weights for the majority of the workout and will be on and off the UR but in a safe way and the level changes really UP the intensity!
Exercises Include: lunge up and back on the UR, jump onto the UR and step off, around the world stomps, weighted squat series w/ big arms, jump up to the UR-turn around- jump off- turn around-repeat, tuck jumps, squats w/ 1 leg off- then both feet on- then the other leg off, plyo squats across & over the UR, lunge & row- to plyo lunge, repeater, diagonal lunge w/ diagonal arms - diagonal cardio lunge- diagonal plyos, squat w/ a side leg lift & shoulder raise to pendulum, and core work: reverse curl, reverse curl- leg extensions, bridge & single leg bridge, and concludes with a stretch.
I'm going to rate this one advanced- Im not sure if it was just the heavier weights or if this one is just tougher than the rest. I was dripping with sweat right away!!! While Keli adds in plenty of good arm movements I didnt really feel any upper body work (only using 3#'s) but with my body weight, the G-force, and the 3# weights I def felt my lower body being worked. Doing strength work on the UR definitely adds in a balance challenge and really hits your core. Loved the plyo moves- they really got my heartrate got WAY up there and the multi limb strength work kept it up through the entirety! LOVED this one!! Received this dvd to review.