Best Body Bootcamp Week 6: Reps on Reps on Reps

A little later than normal, but better late than never? My weekend was PACKED, so I never had a chance to sit down and reflect on week six of Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp.

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This week was the second half of Phase Three, and there were times where it was a doozy!

Phase Three has involved pull and push circuit workouts, and this week our reps for each set were upped from 15 to 20. I don’t know about you, but I rarely do 20 reps of any sort of strength training move in a row, so parts of this were definitely a struggle for me–especially when you consider that we did multiple sets of each workout!

Monday’s workout by far went the best for me. Our circuits included cardio blasts, and Tina recommended burpees. I’m a certified burpee hater, but I pushed through them and managed to knock out 144 burpees total on Monday! My legs definitely felt it the next day, but all residual soreness was totally worth it for the ability to say I completed 144 burpees over the course of a workout. Hip hop, tragically, didn’t happen on Tuesday due to Les Mis, so no workout for me that day. I expected Wednesday’s workout to go as well as Monday’s, but unfortunately I was wrong. Instead of hitting 16 burpees per minute, I was doing closer to 12. I also somehow tweaked my back during dead lifts, which made the rest of the workout a little uncomfortable (everything’s fine now, though). Both Thursday’s and Friday’s workouts got cut short by other plans, but I managed to get in a little sweating before I had to go elsewhere.

In other exciting Best Body Bootcamp news, Round 4 registration is officially open! Though Best Body Bootcamp has taken some getting used to, especially with how long the workouts tend to be compared to what I was used to, I’d definitely recommend giving it a shot if you’re at all interested. It’s ridiculously affordable (you’re paying $1.60/workout!), Tina really knows what she’s doing and puts together awesome plans, and you have something structured with variety. What more could you ask for?

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10 responses to “Best Body Bootcamp Week 6: Reps on Reps on Reps

  1. very cool recap! glad you got so much out of this.

  2. I still only somewhat know what a burpee is but I’m amazed you were able to do so many during a workout!

  3. I registered today. You are the second blogger I follow that is doing round 3 and you guys convinced me! Can’t wait!!!

  4. Lia

    144?! What?! That’s insane! I think the most I’ve ever been forced to do was 20 or something. My brother’s a Crossfit trainer and he has a love affair with burpees. Crazy people!

    • Hahaha I only did 16 at a time, if that makes you feel any better. I could get in 16 in the minute we were supposed to spend doing cardio, then I’d move on to strength training to finish out the circuit. We did each circuit 3 times, so then I’d go back and do 16 more burpees, the strength training, etc. I’m definitely becoming a burpee convert (though they’re still not my favorite heart-rate booster by ANY means ;) )

  5. I’m so impressed with all of you who did so many burpees! I was happy when I managed 12 or 15 per minute. Plyos like that just kill me. I ended up subbing them out for jumping jacks toward the end.

    Overall, I wasn’t super thrilled with this Phase. Here’s hoping the last one is awesome!

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