Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February's New to You Cross Training Challenge

Month 2 of Kim's New to You Cross Training Challenge was not as big of a success as January's challenge- probably because I did it last minute... as in ... today.
One of my new focuses of 2012 is to get STRONGER....
I'm not expecting crazy results like this hunk of meat Taylor,  <cough> team edward <cough>

But what I WOULD like is for running to come easier so I can go longer and faster with my runs. I enjoyed bootcamp so much last month, that I kept it up about twice a week for February, and before I knew it, February was almost over. 

I decided to re-visit something I tried just once back in August that I wasn't a fan of...
Brazilian Butt lift
 Brazilian Butt lift is actually a part of the Beach Body Program that promises the following: (taken from website) 
The secret is Leandro's proven TriAngle Training Method, which works all three major muscles of the buttocks from multiple angles to:
SHAPE your gluteal muscles to get you that perfectly round Brazilian "bum bum"
LIFT your butt to look great from every angle
FIRM your butt and thighs and melt away those stubborn saddlebags
Leandro combines Brazilian dance, cardio and signature lower-body sculpting moves to help you look divine from behind." 

If you like a cuban accent, you got it. If you like shaking your butt, you got it. If you like looking stupid while you try to figure moves out, you got it. I remember back in August I was SO SORE for 2 days after doing it, so time will tell in the next handful of days in how my body reacts.  To be fair, I'm going to do this video a few more times before judging on if its right for me.

So unfortunately I can't give you much to go on, but I promise for a better review in a few weeks- in the mean time, here's a recycled video of after "bum bum" 6 months ago


  1. OMG, looks like S will now have two videos to watch.

  2. For good cross-training...try doing circuit workouts. You can do upper body one day, lower body the next, plyos the next and then do a full body circuit on the 4th day. You'll have 4 great intense workouts each week.

  3. Good luck with the BBL. It's one of the BB programs I'm not very familiar with so I'm curious to see what you think.

    I have found the biggest difference with cross training to be increased endurance. Sweet :)

  4. Now I'm all distracted by Taylor and can't remember what I was going to say.

    I'm terrible about cross training so it's something I need to focus on more.

  5. I hear you on cross training. I'm currently working on incorporating more strength. This month I try to do 100 minutes of planks! Those are tough :)