I am almost positive that I just came the closest I have ever come to dying.
Every time I take one of the classes in the Les Mills Grit Series I experience one of the most intense 30 minutes of my life. Tonight? The first of the cardio series. I pushed myself in the last set of sprints to be the first to finish like I've never pushed myself before. I was successful. And then I wanted to let my shaking legs collapse and drown in my own puddle of excessive sweat. Just kidding. (?)
As a result, I am still trembling slightly even as I type this - two hours post work-out. During the 30 minute training I reached my maximum heart rate, kept it there, and burned 402 calories. Impressive enough for a half hour workout. And then I let my heart rate monitor do it's thing for another hour after the class. In that hour post-Grit, I sat my butt down in the Gym's lounge, drank a bottle of water and a protein shake, and burned another 400 calories.
In concluesion: 30 minutes of Grit + 60 minutes of nothing = 802 calories burned.
Thank you, Les Mills After Burn Effect :)
And now excuse me while I go work on my Beach Body some more...Body Pump up next.
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