Kick Butt Workout: Body Rock TV

by Nicole on March 8, 2011

Morning! What an eventful night we had… I headed to Long Island after work yesterday to look at the same house again. We love it, it’s cute and a perfect size for us, but the kitchen and dining room are a bit small. My mom’s friend has an amazing eye, so she came over with us to give us some possible ideas for renovations. She gave us a bunch and I think we are in the process of buying this house…. weird. Buying a house is so…adult.

You know how I love trying out different workouts, right? When I had off,  I wanted to switch it up a bit. When I’m off I have much more time to sit and look through workouts; instead of just sticking with what I know is good & guaranteed to give me a great workout. After seeing BodyRock throughout the blog world, I decided I’d take a look.

I looked through the workouts to figure out which ones I could actually do. I don’t have a dip bar or pull up bar, so any workout that used those, I opted out of. Many of the workouts use a “sandbag” but I just used a regular 10 pound weight in place of that…does the same thing.

I love that these workouts are interval based and are short! I did the born this way workout and it took me about 30 minutes. It says it only takes 20 minutes, but I had to stop a bunch of times and take longer rests. It’s INTENSE! I really got a great workout in only 30 minutes. I was dripping with sweat and my legs have been sore for days. (Mainly because I rarely work my legs intensely.) The workouts all have a video, a long very clear description and pictures that all help you get through the workout and figure out what you’re doing. It helps too that the person you’re looking at has a sick body.

Body Rock TV

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I’m glad I started with the Born This Way Workout. First I took the time and watched the video the entire way through and then I referred back to the video, while doing the exercises. If you don’t have an interval stop watch, then just use a regular timer…that’s what I did and it worked just fine.

Positives:

  • Really, really kicked my butt and got me sweating
  • simple, don’t need much equipment
  • great to do a couple days a week
  • love that there is a video showing the moves & sequence

There aren’t really any negatives, but I did feel like you need to have time (at least the first time) to really watch the video and figure out the sequence. I workout a lot at 5 am, and this isn’t something I would run through the first time then. I also felt like I had to go through many of the pages to find a workout that I really could do with out the pull up bars or dip bars, but again this isn’t really a complaint. There does seem to be a lot of reading, but I promise it is easy when you find a workout you’re motivated to do!

Here are 2 other workouts I want to try!

Sexy Supremacy workout

Tik Tok Exercise Challenge

Have you done Body Rock before? Did you like it? What other new workouts have you tried?

Let me know if you try any of these!

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Heidi @ Food Doodles March 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

I love Bodyrock! I’ve been doing their workouts for on and off for almost a year now. Can’t beat awesome workouts for free, right? I like working out in the morning too, but I’m not very with it in the morning so I write out my workout the night before so I can just jump into it. The workouts always take me longer too, but I can see a noticeable difference in my body when I do her workouts.

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Abby Bean March 8, 2011 at 11:19 am

Don’t think of the kitchen as smaller, but instead as more efficient!

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[email protected] Sweet Life March 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

How fun–look at her abs!!!

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Lisa @ Thrive Style March 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Thanks for the Bodyrock review—I keep hearing about it, and am kind of on the fence. But it sounds great!

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MelissaNibbles March 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I’ve seen Body Rock all over the blogs, but when I went to the site I gave up looking because I had no idea how to find a workout that’s right for me. Maybe I’ll go back and check it out.

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Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries March 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I’ve been reading about Body Rock all over the place, but I’ve yet to try it!

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Laury @thefitnessdish March 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I LOOOOVE body rock!!! I used to do her workouts sometimes before I was pregnant. Lots of great ideas. I love seeing her from the beginning and how much she changed (her body was always rockin but she got SO strong over time). There’s one video she goes on and on about how she was so skinny and weak, and referenced the video and showed how now shes so strong etc. Shes too hott for her own good though. I can’t watch all the time ;-)

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(what runs) Lori March 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I just tried BodyRock for the first time last week and I am HOOKED. Her abs… seriously?! I want them! The workouts are kick-ass and short- I love them. ;)
Thanks for commenting on my blog- I’m so glad you did! Now I get to venture around yours. :)

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Skull Universe August 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

That girl knows how to work hard!

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