This is the BIG one! If all the workouts in the Asylum so far are considered “practice” then this was Game Day! I had my GAME FACE on and I was ready!
Basically, in this workout (60 minutes) you do a large number of exercises that are specific to just about every sport imaginable where you mimic certain moves in each particular sport or something that is distinctively characteristic about that sport throughout the entire workout and, once again, with very little rest.
For example, with basketball, you are picking the ball up off the ground to your left, faking to the right, pivoting and then jumping over the agility ladder for the score (dunk for me!) and repeating for two minutes straight switching sides after a minute. Next you do jump shots for like two minute straight. At first, I’ll be honest, I thought to myself that this could be sort of cheesy…it wasn’t! You are doing drills and moves that professional athletes use specific to their sport for conditioning as well so it’s really cool.
This may have been my favorite workout I have ever done. From beginning to end, although extremely tough, the time flew by and I was having a BLAST! I am amazed at the creativity of all the workouts (you just never get bored, always something new and fresh), this really is a well thought out program.
Shaun T has a way of getting you amped up anyway, but this was totally different. He was intense as usual, but your he was your most motivating coach, your loudest cheerleader, and your biggest fan through the whole thing. There are a number of sports you “compete” in, but you are really just competing against yourself when it comes to completing them with total effort.
There was basketball, football, baseball, wrestling, swimming, tennis, surfing, speed skating, mountain climbing, soccer, 1 mile race, 100 yard dash, high jump and probably even more that I can’t recall. Out of all those, speed skating and swimming hurt me the worst and, being a runner, I found the 1 mile race was the easiest.
However, I was disappointed that
golf, golf with cart, dressage, billiards, and Nascar wasn’t on the list…lol, something tells me that Shaun T could even make those intense.
How did the workout go? I really killed it today, I felt great!
Everything is getting more “doable.” I have learned what to expect from the Asylum in terms of effort and have adjusted. My cardio is improving. My leg strength is improving. My flexibility is improving. I am starting to feel like I am 18 again!
Overtime is an add-on workout in the Asylum. It was about 13 minutes I think, more cardio and some strength moves. If you weren’t already done at this point (I was), you will be after this addition. The overtime can be added on to any workout day for that extra something, if you feel like you need more. I think I will try to add on everyday my last week…like Shaun says, “you gotta be in it to win it!”
Jared’s Difficulty Rating for GameDay: 8 out of 10
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