Summer Shred #6 X

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This workout is really intense so don’t be surprised when you become too tired to get your butt below your knees when doing the diagonal swing squats or that you can’t keep as low as you intended to for low jacks. These are not big mistakes in your form, it only means that you’re not getting as many benefits because you’re too tired to stay low. That’s fine. You are still kicking ass and burning tons of calories. What you must avoid at all cost however is rounding your back when doing squats, lunges, jump jacks, swings, or double unders. The only time you should round your back is during the reversed burpees when doing the sit up and when rolling your back down to lay on the exercise mat. What you must avoid at all cost is shrugging your shoulders during any exercise (unless we do shoulder shrugs which we don’t).

More often than not it’s a bad posture and lack of functional strength that’s causing people to injure themselves during their workouts, however, you need to understand that there are 2 types of bad forms - one has to do with lack range of motion (either you’re too tired or you’re still working to improve your range of motion) and the other one is just a BAD FORM that can result injury or in reinforcement of a bad posture which will get you in the long run. Focusing on good form during the workout will also help you to improve your posture, flexibility and mobility so don't just rush through the workout.... [more]

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233 comments on “Summer Shred #6 X”

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    Private  |  Switzerland

    Hello Zuzka and everybody, I have a question.
    When you do 2 wo’s during the day, one in morning and the other one in the afternoon. Do I need to drink protein on each time?

    Thanks and I appreciate your help.

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      Private  |  Hailey, ID

      Hi Blanca,
      I’m not an expert, but I know that I can’t eat or drink heavy things before I workout. Everyone’s different..
      I like a clear power-boosting drink that I know works for me, and I only need a little.
      Afterward though, I like to eat protein and some light carbs. I even like a glass of wine – because I AM different. 🙂
      I don’t do it every day, but I keep things sensible and just do what I feel I really “NEED” to get a good workout and make positive changes in my body – lifelong ones!
      Hope this is helpful to you 🙂

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        Private  |  Switzerland

        Hi Tanya,
        I really appreciate your advice.

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        Private  |  Switzerland

        thanks, 😉

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      I am the same as Tanya. I would puke if I drank protein before a workout. I always drink a light pre workout drink with amino acids instead & protein, or a meal, after. 🙂

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        Private  |  Switzerland

        Thank you both you!

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    I’m SO excited! When I did this workout last year I had to do planks for the buy-out bc I couldn’t do handstands. It felt great to follow Zuzka with both 30-sec handstand holds!! 🙂 Thank you, Z, for helping me get stronger!!!

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    Private  |  Centurion, South Africa

    Loved this!

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    Wow. I haven’t done this workout in a long time. It was SO Good. i loved doing basic exercises with a dumbbell. i loved that we did it 4 times- that really pushed me, and I loved the buyout incorporating swings & handstand. Loved this. Thanks Z.

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    Private  |  caseyville, illinois

    did y intervals as 25/10 with 10lb DB and 35lb KB for buy out. side split practice and pull ups and postural therapy

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    I was a bit confused because the video at the top of the page was different from what is in the schedule. I did the summer shred. I’m nice and sweaty. My lower back did start to tighten up a lot so I ended up doing deadlifts for the last round to get a stretch. Now I have two hungry cats to feed!

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    Good morning ladies,
    I’m new in Z’s gym and have a few questions. I really appreciate any help.
    Is one short workout really enough? I did Fit by Julias WO before but due to my changed work schedule can’t to one hour or plus WO anymore. My goal is to loose 10 kg (roughly 20 pounds) …
    I’m really bad with peanut M&M and wintogreens … Those two are my downfall. I try not to buy them but sometimes my graving is so strong that there have been times I went and bought a small pack. I don’t eat them all, just two or three were fine and I was able to put back the bag. Any advice??
    Would love to hear how you guys are dealing with it???
    Thanks for any advice!!

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    Am dead!!”

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    One of my favorite workouts 💕

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    So hard! Despite it being four rounds, the intervals are short so it never gets boring. Followed Z’s pace and rested when Zuzka did during the buy out. Used 6kg dbs and 14kg kb.

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