Well, Shaun T has been talking about this damn workout all week, so I was suitably terrified before I pressed Play on Friday morning. Friday Fight Round 2 is no joke, so let’s go!
This workout has the same set-up as Friday Fight Round 1. You have a warm-up and three rounds. You go straight from the warm-up into Round 1, which means that you have to make it to 15 minutes before you get your first break. The next round is 11 minutes, and the last round is just 4 minutes. You do each move for a full minute. There are one or two new moves here, but we’ve seen most of these moves before. Don’t let that fact fool you into thinking that this workout will be easy.
The warm-up consists of medicine ball twists, hop hop knees, mountain climbers, hit the floor, and plank walks. You repeat this series and then move right into Round 1 of the workout. Shaun T tells us during the warm-up that this “is the hardest workout I’ve ever created and I’m really, really nervous to go through this with you but we’re gonna fight together, we’re gonna push together.” Alright, guys, let’s do this.
Ok, it’s only Round 1, but this is where I really start to hate Shaun T. By the time Friday rolled around, I already felt like I had been put through the ringer, so for Shaun T to start this workout with IRON LEGS…are you kidding me? So yeah, round one is iron legs, floor hops, scissor feet “x” jumps, plank jacks/front raise, plyo hook lunges, hit the floor/tuck jumps, free runner, power jump dive, ski down abs, and lat push-ups. I’m tired just from typing all of that out! I maxed out during the iron legs, because they are just WRONG…so I barely made it out of the warm-up, but you can see that I was not alone.
I think the power jump dive is the only new move here. You do a power jump–where you jump from squat into the air bringing your knees up to your chest. When you land in squat position, you then dive forward into plank with straight legs, and then walk your hands back to your feet, get in squat position, and then do it all over again.
During the ski down abs, I notice this girl cheesin’ it up and I want to know what sort of happy pills she took before starting this workout to be smiling like this at 14 minutes in. Maybe she’s grimacing in pain?
Round 2 is low high switch kicks, slap back jumps, plank jack taps, jab/speed bag, plank to squat, lunge punch kicks, genie tuck jumps, wide burpee jumps, x abs, tricep push-up jacks, dive push-ups. Feel free to just die now, because that’s how this round will make you feel anyway.
True to form, Shaun T has to go rub on the bald dude’s belly for good luck during the x abs.
I am always amazed that none of these guys ever haul off and punch him in the face when he’s pulling this shit with them. GET OFF ME, BRO!
During this water break, Shaun T gives us some nonsensical pep talk about being attacked by life. I’m barely able to stand at this point, let alone decode what in the hell he’s saying.
Alright, we’re almost done! ONLY FOUR MINUTES LEFT!! The last round is 10 & 2 punches, jabs/diamond jumps, burpee punches, and high knee abs.
Shaun T lets this girl whale on him during the 10&2 punches, and I think we all imagine that we’re her for a moment.
And during the burpee punches, I’m *pretty* sure one guy takes a break to play on his phone.
Seriously, what is that guy doing there in the middle? He’s totally live-tweeting the workout.
And finally, they all get into their Rockettes kick line to finish up.
AND WE’RE DONE!
K here y’all. This is a dual post! A just wrote that awesome sauce review, and I’m going to write the summary of this beast workout. A already mentioned that she and her husband think this is the hardest workout they have ever done, and she’s right that I agree that it is. Here’s my embarrassing confession: I maxed out during the warm-up! Yes, I know that’s lame but I’m here to be real with you all. I think that’s because I was expecting a relatively easy warm-up like the Tabata workouts, but this warm-up is nothing like that. It’s actually a little different than all of the others in that he added mountain climbers, hit the floor, and plank walk. Couple those intense cardio bursts with 3 rounds and you’re sure to have your heart rate elevated to the max. So I maxed out at 4:25 during hit the floor because I got dizzy and had to stop. I did this workout on an empty stomach, and I think next time I will have a protein shake before doing it. I have no idea if that will help me or not, but I’m going to try.
Of course he moves straight into the workout without a water break, which I was sort of expecting since that’s what he did for Friday Fight 1. We start with iron legs and I agree with A. NOT COOL to start a workout with that! I think Shaun T mind F’d us all! Excuse the language but this workout deserves MANY F-bombs. It’s seriously that crazy. I feel like he just figured out which moves were the hardest cardio-wise and he just said, “Put them all in! Yes, all of them! Muahahaha!” My heart rate got up to 187 bpm and stayed over 179 the entire time. I also wanted to cry, and at one point when we did x abs, I just laid there and felt sorry for myself. I had to hold back tears.
By the last round, I figured he may do something nice for us all and allow us some plank-type work to bring our heart rates down. Hell no! Shaun T isn’t even playing! We do more plyo explosive moves! I’m just crying for real at this point. After it was all over, and my heart rate came down from 7,345 bpm to something a little more manageable, I realized we only have to do this workout THREE more times and that’s it. Hallelujah! I can’t even imagine what was going through his head when he created this monster but I fear it BIG TIME. It’s insane.
Stay tuned to see if we make it through it through 3 more times! 🙂