Heartbreaker Body Workout #1 X

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This series is all about High Intensity Interval Training with two pieces of equipment - pair of dumbbells and power band.  I use 12lb dumbbells which is a good enough challenge for me, but remember that we're all individuals so you'll each have to choose the right weights for you. If 12lb dumbbells feel like it's too much for you, use a lighter pair. If you need a bigger challenger, use heavier dumbbells. When it comes to the power band, I suggest you always use the heaviest one. They usually come in a pack of 3 or more. Use the thickest band to get the most out of this series and so that it doesn't roll on you (it still happens but not as... [more]

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156 comments on “Heartbreaker Body Workout #1 X”

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    Private  |  Centurion, South Africa

    Loved this workout Z. By the way, you look bloody awesome in the photograph at the top of this workout, damn girl! Well done!

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    I already marked this one as a favorite. I loved it. I think I need heavier weight though. I’ll try 12# next time. This was FUN FUN FUN. Thanks for keeping us on our toes Ms. Z.

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    Surprisingly this was not that intense for me. I enjoyed it but needed more. I would do another 12 minutes again but I have to pick up my son from school.

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      Private  |  caseyville, illinois

      I did get a good burn in my legs, but not that cardio intense, so i am going to add my 6lb vest next time and see how that feels. i also did 4 rounds for 24 min.

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    I LOVED this workout, challenging, with not too much jumping, fun, new exercises and so much fun!
    I’m planning on being a heartbreaker this summer 🙂

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    Private  |  Jura, France

    I have mixed feelings about this workout: I loved the style, though not sure 12 min is the right timing.
    I know my Polar A360 is not super accurate, but I didn’t feel the heart breaking effect.
    Since the moves must match the breathing, I guess I should try heavier weights (the only flat edges I can find goes up to 5kg /11lb)…though I wonder if taking lighter weights and thus moving faster would give a different effect?

    One style that I have not seen in Zgym so far is really focus on anaerobic sequence (like sprinting) where you give all out for 10 sec, without breathing (or barely)…and then take a long time to recover (say 40 sec)

    I would for example only to nr 6 without the side leg lift and only do the power up Flying jack.

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      Private  |  caseyville, illinois

      Okay, i had to read your comment a couple times and finally understood it! So, to really get the heart rate up, omit the side leg lift and just do the fly jacks. That type of thing. I also did not fine it heart intense, but i will add 6 lb vest next time and do 4 rounds, which i did. I used 10lb DB’s but that was enough for my shoulder that i am working on and form. BTW, Laila, i am doing the GMB elements course as my skill work now to really work on balancing my shoulders and such and it works perfect as my warm up and i think it will really help with these workouts here. i will try vitamin and floor 1 also eventually. i know you like this kind of stuff.

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        Private  |  Jura, France

        Hi Tracey,
        yes, sorry , sometimes I am lost in my thoughts and how I write may not make sense 😉
        I thought about the vest too.
        I think I will do this workout 2 more times in different style and compare .
        Also my Polar is not so accurate and have misplaced my chestband (which then is more accurate), but the breathing does still tell me if my HR is high (= gasping air)
        1-with vest and more weight (the pace will be the same)
        2-less weight but trying to speed up the pace (e.g. using weighted gloves instead of DB)…though there is only so much speed you can gain when transitioning from move to move and keeping good form)

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          Private  |  caseyville, illinois

          keep me udated of what you do. i was thinking of adding treadmill sprints workouts and maybe just try something else for awhile. Don’t know yet, but i do know i thought i was in shape until i tried one of those treadmillseries workouts and got my cardio butt kicked! jeez

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    Private  |  Santa Rosa, California, United States

    BEST WORKOUT IN A WHILE!! My glutes are on fire today. What a great booty workout and overall a new fave! Thank you for going back to Zgym roots and making it so tough and fun with little equipment.

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    Used 15lb DBs and couldn’t keep up with Zuzka in the jump squats and squat lifts. But I pushed through and was dripping with sweat after the workout, so all good!

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    Unfortunately my power band has torn apart, but I loved it, and felt the burn in my glutes! 🙂 I have to get stronger band for the next workout! 🙂

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    Private  |  Carpinteria, Ca, USA

    zuzka, could you post the number of reps that you did? while am keeping up i am not counting. not that intense, could do it longer or maybe up to 15lb.

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    Private  |  Centurion, South Africa

    No matter how many times I do this workout, I love it every time! Thanks Z

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