STS Weeks 12 & 13 (Workouts 16, 17 & 18)

For more information on the STS program see STS Overview and Prep. These are the second trio of workouts in Mesocycle #2. There are some changes in these workouts and they are quite challenging. The first is that you increase your weights to 75% of your 1RM. The second is a concept called “back off … Continue reading STS Weeks 12 & 13 (Workouts 16, 17 & 18)


ACE HIIT Series workouts are led by Chris Freytag. I have a few workouts by Chris and I really like them but I never do them anymore. They are more intermediate workouts and, well, I am an advanced exerciser now. However, when I was a more intermediate exerciser, I found them to be solid workouts. … Continue reading ACE HIIT Series

Total Body Transformation

Bob Harper’s Total Body Transformation is a cardio + strength workout. It is primarily metabolic weight training but it gives your shoulders and your lower body some serious work. This DVD contains two workouts. The full 60 minute workout and a short 14 minute workout. Both are brutal. The problem, however, is that Bob continuously … Continue reading Total Body Transformation

STS Weeks 10 & 11 (Workouts 13, 14 & 15)

For more information on the STS program see STS Overview and Prep.   I have now entered Mesocycle #2—hypertrophy. And it is clearly a different animal from the outset. First, Mesocycle #1 was endurance and focused on circuit training with brief rests between exercises—you alternated between muscle groups and kept moving constantly. In Mesocycle #2 … Continue reading STS Weeks 10 & 11 (Workouts 13, 14 & 15)

Bob’s Workout

"Bob's Workout" is part of Bob Harper's Inside Out Method workouts and to take it a step further, according to Bob, these are the workouts he does when he works out. I am assuming that they were the workouts that he did in 2010--but now, he is a crossfit junkie and he probably does much … Continue reading Bob’s Workout

Peak 10 Cardio Interval Burn Remix

Yet another tough Peak 10 workout by Michelle Dozois. Cardio Interval Burn Remix is cardio/HIIT--no strength. 60 minutes; 4 minute warm up, 51 minute training time and 5 minute cool down and stretch. I like all of Michelle's Peak 10 workouts, but I like the Cardio Strength workouts the best. Not only are they tougher, … Continue reading Peak 10 Cardio Interval Burn Remix

Peak 10 Cardio Strength Remix

Cardio Strength Remix is the latest brand of torture offered by Michelle Dozois. She has also come out with another Peak 10 cardio workout--Cardio Interval Burn Remix--which will be reviewed here soon.  Michelle creates some very tough, very effective workouts. Of them all, the Cardio Strength workouts are the most brutal. They are a combination … Continue reading Peak 10 Cardio Strength Remix

STS Weeks 7, 8 & 9 (Workouts 10. 11 & 12)

For more information on the STS program see STS Overview and Prep.   Wow! I have never strength trained like this before. STS was definitely money well spent. Well worth every cent for the program and for equipment needed to do it properly. It is also well worth the time I had to put in for … Continue reading STS Weeks 7, 8 & 9 (Workouts 10. 11 & 12)