I was so excited to see this on my timeline. I love my yoga burn band. Remember, a resistance band is included with the Yoga Burn Total Body Challenge 12 week program. 😉
Woman’s Day – Nicol Natale August 10, 2020
Brooke Shields is the queen of home workouts, and her latest fitness post proves she isn’t slowing down. Every Wednesday, the model and actress shares new exercises on Instagram Live with trainer Ngo Okafor, and this week the duo focused on glutes and arms.
I gotta be honest with you here. Week 11 is killer on the legs. I did not enjoy it. I will grant you that it does amazing things for the glutes and all the major leg muscles, but it isn’t pleasant to perform. I am certainly happy to be done with it. It certainly isn’t for the faint of heart.
It starts easily enough but once you start into the lunges, you really start feeling the burn. The resistance band becomes a huge irritation with this move because it always wants to roll up. On the video, Zoe says to keep going even when the band rolls up, but it is quite painful if you don’t readjust it.
Now, you get into a curtsey lunge at the end which really gets interesting. Trying to maintain your balance in addition to the rolling resistance band around your legs makes for some trying work.
Week 11 closes out with some challenging warrior III and some pretty intense metabolic sequences. I mean combining a malasana with a burpee type move with a push up for good measure? That really gets the heart pumping. So I definitely see the “challenge” this week. Great thing is, I’m almost done!! Even better, my body is looking amazing. Stay tuned…
I have completed week 10 and am feeling great! 😀 This was another week that wasn’t overtly difficult but I will give you an example of how effective these workouts are. We start off with a take on the running man with the resistance band. Easy, but it gets those glutes and abs working.
One of the most challenging poses this week was a tree pose using the resistance band to tone the arms. Since you have to balance yourself, it really gets your core engaged and it truly is a total body toning move. So you see the tree isn’t really that hard, but the coordination required of this move makes it really effective. This is just a tid bit of the amazing moves this week.
I can’t really give it all away here. Even though the whole regimen this week is only about 17 and a half minutes long, there are some gems this week. Another favorite move of mine this week was a scissor move on the floor involving the resistance band around the ankles. It really gets your abs burning. 🔥 If you are really serious about getting yourself a yoga body, THIS is the program you need. I can’t rave about it enough. Well, I did my 3 reps of week 10 yesterday and my glutes and abs are in need of rest, so I’ll sign off for now.
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I can’t tell you how thrilled I am with the Yoga Burn Total Body Challenge and what it is doing to my body. I am feeling stronger than I have ever felt before and am toning so nicely. My biggest issue right now is I don’t have enough clothes that fit me well. I think that’s a good problem to have. 😉
Week 9 is all about the glutes. Lots of resistance band work, very little floor work (that still packs a punch,) and a few archer moves for good measure. It was not a difficult workout and I actually had fun with it. I will say that the floor moves Zoe does some balancing that I couldn’t keep up with. I did have to use both arms to balance towards the end but I still gave it my all.
I can’t believe that I am almost done with the second DVD! Now I have to admit, I really had to push myself this week. Is the workout hard? Not really. It is challenging though. This week my hamstrings really got put through the wringer. Warrior 3 poses don’t look great in my video clip but I assure you that as the week went by and I got more repetitions in, my form improved. Balance was my biggest struggle this week.
I love the bicycle move with the resistance band, and the dancer pose was a nice add in to the routine this week. My goddess pose is a little lackluster in the video which is why I recommend filming yourself or practicing in front of a mirror. It’s hard to improve if you can’t see what areas you need to work on.
My body really is starting to tone. Even though my weight is the same, I’m starting to swim in my clothes! I was already in a size 6 thanks to Keto (link to Keto blog in sidebar) but now I may be looking at a smaller size. 👀 I also have noticed my batwing span has decreased. 😆 If you are considering this program, I recommend it. Of course, always consult a doctor before you begin any diet or exercise program.
What an accomplishment! I am a full month down on the Yoga Burn Total Body Challenge! Again, that final 3 reps of the workout on Friday was a push to get through but I did it. I had a lot of fun with the workout this week.
There is a dynamic variation on the warrior III this week that really gets your balance in check and puts makes the glutes work overtime. Bringing back some body band moves from weeks 2 and 3 were great and brought the arms a great workout as well as the hamstrings.
My favorite this week was the ab workout. It wasn’t the usual. The bicycle move looks familiar, but I definitely like Zoe’s way better. 👍 It’s not your typical ab workout but amazingly effective. I’m feeling great and I’m seeing more and more of the definition throughout my body. I am really excited for what I will look like at the end of this challenge. 😀
Well I am enjoying this program more and more! I finished my 2 reps of the week 3 workout last night and I feel great! 😊 That wasn’t the case last night however. I was crazy sore and tired. I don’t know if I could do this as a morning routine. I personally am NOT a morning person to begin with and this kind of challenge would not mix well for me. Evening workouts are best.
I am really feeling the gluteal work this week. Hopefully I can get some of that “lift” back there. After 2 kids and working a desk job for over 15 years, my poor tush sure needs this week.
One thing I’ve forgotten all about is the Total Body Band Burnout routine that is included on the Month 1 DVD (also included with the digital package). Honestly, I’ve been so wrapped up in just completing the challenge, it’s slipped my mind. I’m not really fit so I cherish those rest days and a bonus HIIT routine hasn’t been top of mind. I may try it out if I can bring myself to push harder. I’ll post more review on my week 3 wrap up coming soon.
I’ve had a chance to start week 3 and I am actually looking forward to this one. This week my balance will be my biggest issue. I’m not really the most coordinated individual to begin with and the warrior 3 pose we perform this week is particularly challenging. I found myself having to tap my toe to the mat a few times to keep from falling over.
I’m excited to be using the upper legs muscles with the floor poses and the resistance band is yet again proving it’s worth. I want to say how impressed I am with how I feel. I don’t feel overworked but I can tell things are toning. I’m very impressed that I can actually keep up with the workouts and not feel terrible the next day. Yes, I feel muscle soreness so I can tell that I worked. Yet, I’m not dreading the next workout. Stay tuned for a mid week update…
I’m now halfway through week 2. This week my deltoids are really getting put through the wringer. The Yoga Burn Resistance band is really proving it’s worth in this workout.
I wanted to mention using the band in relation to the pose itself. This week for example, there is a move where you are in a warrior 2 pose. Then you use the band in a bow & arrow type motion to really build your arm muscles. My criticism on this is that once you start focusing on the band, your form begins to suffer. Mine does at least. I kept finding myself with my legs not in the correct position as I was working my arms with the band. This may be just me, but it’s worth mentioning.
I’m still having problems with the locust pose this week. I found that using a rag or towel under the pelvis helps. However, this is a pose I have to continue working on.
I’ve completed my first day of week 2. I’m not feeling so bad. The workout wasn’t overtly difficult, but I do feel my glutes. There is a locust pose that I am NOT good at. I did my best to raise my legs high, but it looks like my thighs are still on the floor. 🤦♀️ Zoe performs this pose way better than me. Incorporating the band into the pose really puts the burn on. Hopefully as the week progresses, so will my form.