I got some killer performance results (for me) when I did Insanity last year. You might remember that I had just lost my Dad, and I can tell you that it was a really hard time in my life. I worked through a lot of grief in my home gym, leaving sweat and tears on the floor. There were days that I cussed straight through the warm-up. To some people, these numbers would be no big deal. To me, they ARE a big deal. I wasn’t an athlete in high school. I was in pom long before it was so gymnastic-based. I wasted a decade of my life when I wasn’t in the gym AT ALL. So for someone like me to be doing power jumps in my own home gym, well, in my mind it was nothing short of amazing.
Fit Test #1 – 27
Final Fit Test – 57
These are a beast, and while I can do them, I certainly didn’t master them! But that’s okay. Still my nemesis, but I will conquer you!!
Fit Test #1 – 34
Final Fit Test – 55
I actually like these now. Sort of. Feel the burn!!
Fit Test #1 – 66
Final Fit Test – 108
Oh yeah! But here’s a tip – switch knees. You lose a few hundredths of a second but it’s worth it, because Power Jumps are next!
Fit Test #1 – 20
Final Fit Test – 35
This was a HUGE improvement for me – I was doing them in batches, and I feel like in terms of form and getting some air, this was my best improvement.
Fit Test #1 – 6 rounds
Final Fit Test – 10 rounds
This seems like very little improvement – but each “round” as I call it equals 4 jumps. So I went from 24 total jumps to 40 total jumps!
Fit Test #1 – 14
Final Fit Test – 15
I have no explanation for this. It was the hardest thing to me. I think where it falls in the fit test was super hard for me. I’d like to see this number improve. For those who might not be able to envision this, it’s like a burpee without a push-up. I’ll be honest, I have a real love-hate relationship with these!
Fit Test #1 – 14
Final Fit Test – 18
I was so tired here. But I really like this move, and my form greatly improved! Not bad after 2011 being my bad-elbow year!
Fit Test #1 – 16 each side
Final Fit Test – 31 each side
I was able to build speed and strength without sacrificing form. This is another move I actually like!
What goals do you have for yourself this year? What are you working on? I’d love to hear all about it!!