Wednesday, July 13, 2011

PeakFit Challenge Review: Pure Strength 1 Review

PeakFit Challenge Pure Strength 1
Michelle Dozois, 2011 

Michelle leads this 52 minute strength workout in a spacious white & hardwood room with a group of background exercisers. You will  need dumbbells and your PeakFit bands for this workout. A few modifications are shown. While this is a strength only workout- my heart was pumping and I was sweating up a storm (it was hot but...).

I would say this is a moderately heavy weight, moderately paced workout (similar to S90 in terms of poundage and pace IMO). The workout is broken up into 5 cycles. Each cycle focuses on one body area and finishes with a total body exercise. Each body area is hit 2ce. The cycles are: Back, Chest, Arms & Shoulders, and Legs.  You repeat the same exercises on the opposite side of the body in the 2nd round.

Exercises include: spider planks, pushups, band & DB flys, plnak knee pull w/ pushups, band squats, band lunges, squat jumps, unweighted squats, lunge -dip- knee up combo, pliet & stir the pot, 1 arm tri press, 1 arm plank & tri extension, band curl, front & side raise, and reverse plank. There is no core section but some of the exercises do hit the core. 

This is probably a higher intermediate workout- but is very adaptable by adjusting your poundage. I was able to use my heaviest weights with no problems. Michelle does a great job of cuing and the sequencing is superb. This is heavy on chest and back work. Great workout- I was able to heavy up and my buns and chest were sore for days! 


  1. Wow, thanks for the bountiful baskets idea, Im checking my location right now...

  2. Lindsey:

    Yay Peak Fit! How did you do with the band? The first time I did this workout, I could barely stretch it at all. As the weeks went by it got better, though.

    The Calico Critic

  3. LOVE the baskets- hope they have them in your area MF!

    Laura- yep same- its getting easier each day!