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When I was approached about this ebook by Kayla Itsines, I was a little skeptical. I’d never heard of her or seen anything floating around the webosphere. I responded to the email to say I wasn’t really into ebooks and I’d have a think about it. Luckily they didn’t take no for an answer and sent me the book anyway…
It seems that sometimes you just don’t notice things when they aren’t in your minds eye. Because from that point on Kayla Itsines was everywhere. I read a few blog posts about her, and then a friend / colleague (whom I very much respect when it comes to fitness) mentioned she’d been using the ebook. So I swiftly saved the copy to my desktop and had a peek.
Kayla is a fitness sensation from Australia who has touched millions of girls lives through her massive Instagram following and her 12 Week Bikini Body ebook.
I’m gonna get straight to the exercise part of things and what you can expect! …The programme is 12 weeks long; made up of resistance workouts, cardio and stretching. Weeks 1-4 looks a little something like this….
LISS is Low Intensity Steady State Exercise whilst HIIT is High Intensity Interval Training.
For the resistance workouts you have two 7 minute circuits with 4 exercises in each. So you complete the 4 exercises as many times as you can in the 7 minutes totalling 28 minutes. This is doable right?!
The HIIT sessions are a
30:30 setup. This means you will sprint at 90-
100% capacity (approx. 12-17kmph) for 30
seconds and then be at stand still (or cruise)
for 30 seconds, then repeat for a total of 10-15 minutes. You can either do this on a treadmill or stationary bike.
…Right now, I’m stuck into triathlon training. It’s something like swim 2-3x per week, run 2-3x per week and cycle when I can. It’s too much for me to do anything else but once I complete my event in June, I’ll need something to fill the void and I’d love to get back to strength training / gym / functional workouts to keep myself motivated!
In the meantime, check out the ebook yourself and let me know your thoughts!
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Have you already tried the Kayla Itsines programme?!