For many of the exercises, you are holding your body up with the straps as your body as angled toward the floor so that if you lose the grip with your hands, you will surely fall into a faceplant and a sure broken nose. Others may have you angled backward holding the straps for pull-ups or squats. An example of one of the abdominal exercises begins in a full push-up position with your feet elevated in the straps. From that position (which already has your core engaged) you pull your knees into your chest. While I found this exercise almost bearable, the next move was to throw in a push-up between each knee to chest crunch. After a couple of these you wonder why in the world you would actually Pay to do this. I have a very small competitive edge so I was adamant not to let this aparatus beat me. I continued with the awful elevated crunches and push-ups for what felt like an eternity (but was only 30 seconds I believe). I did manage to finish, but not before peeking at the other participants – some of whom had completely given up and were flopped face-down on their mats in surrender, right where I wanted to be! I left the class tired, sore but ready for more! I give it a THUMBS UP. I will definitely be back next week . . . if I can walk!
What workout kicks your booty?