You just couldn’t help it, you had to come back for more of my Power 90 Reviews!  This time, I have Sweat 1-2 up for grabs!  Sweat 1-2 is a fancy way of saying this is the first cardio portion of Power 90.  I would just like to add that the word “Sweat” is very appropriate choice for a title word.  But, it’s good!  As much as I used to despise sweating, I have grown to appreciate it, and quite frankly….I love it.  If I am not sweating, what’s the point???  The only piece of equipment that you need for this workout is yourself.  But, if you do the Ab Ripper 100, I would encourage you to use a towel at the very least to lie on.  It hurts to have your spine and hip bones digging into the floor after the first couple of reps, and I try to avoid stupid, unnecessary pain at all costs.   Pain with a purpose is acceptable.   🙂

All right, Power 90 Sweat 1-2 is approximately 35 minutes in length.  Not too short, not too long, but just right.   🙂   Here’s our layout:

Stretch: Approximately 4 minutes.  This consists of the usual stretches.  You can refer back to the Sculpt 1-2 article for the stretch names.

Power Yoga: Approximately 4 minutes, 40 seconds.  This is a combination of yoga moves, including: plank, downward dog, upward dog, runner’s pose, crescent, and warrior poses.

Part 1: Heat Up (Low Impact):

Knees Up
Knees Out
Crossover
Do this rotation once, and repeat for a total of 2 rounds.

Part 2: High Heat (High Impact):

Jumping Jacks
Running in Place
Run/Lunge
Do this rotation once, and repeat for a total of 2 rounds.

Part 3: X-Work

Lateral X-Work
Fast Feet
Cross Hops
Do these once, and repeat for a total of 2 rounds. *For this part, you can either mark an “X” on the floor, or simply visualize the “X” which is what I do. 🙂

30 Second Break

Part 4: Kicking

Right Front Kick
Left Front Kick
Right Knee Thrust
Left Knee Thrust
Right Side Kick
Left Side Kick
Do these once, and repeat for a total of 2 rounds.

Part 5: Punching

Left Jab, Right Cross
Right Jab, Left Cross
Left Hook, Right Uppercut
Right Hook, Left Uppercut
Body Blows
Do these once, and repeat for a total of 2 rounds.

2 Minute Cool Down

2 Minute Stretch

And, that’s all, folks! But, wait, there’s more!

Ab Ripper 100

This is approximately a 4 minute ab workout routine. You’ve got 10 moves, 10 reps each. Here’s the lineup:

Crunches
Left Side Crunches
Right Side Crunches
Elbows to Knees
Superman Crunches
Leg Lifts
In & Outs
Hip Rock
Bicycles
Full Body Crunch

I won’t lie to you, this a TOUGH ab workout. But, if was easy, it wouldn’t be worth it.

Tune in next time for my review of Sculpt 3-4. It has a lot in common with Sculpt 1-2, but you’ll have to come back and read it to find out more! Thanks again for stopping by and checking out another one of my Power 90 Reviews. Thanks for tagging along with me!