Is Day 2 of High Gear correct?

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    Is Day 2 of High Gear correct?

    Hi there. Darebee Team..
    High Gear Day 2 had 40 knees, 2 jumping lunges, 2 side lunges, etc. and then at he end it has 40 high knees, 2 jumping lunges, and 20 butt kicks. For a high intensity program, I would have thought it would have been 40/20/20, 40/20/20, and 40/20/20. Am I wrong, or is this program is not as intense as it is advertised? 7 sets of this took just about 11 minutes (45 seconds rest between sets).

    Cheers.

    #2
    I believe the workout is about right. Even day 9 of Power Cardio, which is a 5, has just 20 high knees, 10 jumping lunges, 20 high knees, and so on.

    And it's just day 2.

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      #3
      Hello Bozkurt When we put together circuits, we don't focus on the number of reps but on the overall flow and the load your body experiences, in that first set and then on third set and finally, if you go there - on the seventh set. That's where our experience and expertise come in. These days we create smart circuits, sometimes you get to "rest" during the set and sometimes the flow is so hard your legs turn into jelly. The High Gear program, is the latter, pretty much all the way. The hardest workouts we ever created are the ones that look simple One of the reasons we advice everyone to never count reps is because it's only a single variable in a circuit. It's the flow that matters the most. After 40 high knees those lunges are a killer (especially if they are executed correctly - you jump high and your knee almost touches the floor when you land). Then you don't get a lot of time to recover before you do high knees again. And we don't want you to. By the time you hit 3rd and 4th sets you regret you ever chose to do it to yourself It''s how we design workouts at DAREBEE now. We look for smarter combinations, smarter transitions and overall load when choosing exercises and their order. How much you rest between exercises by doing other exercises right after (and the type of exercises) also matters. So you seem to do less but you actually do more by recruiting more muscle groups and pushing them further.

      I hope this makes sense and helps

      P.S. How we currently rate workouts and programs:

      1) light - basic exercises, injury rehab, range of motion difficulties, recovery;
      2) easy - simple exercises, low loads, low reps;
      3) normal - simple exercises, low to medium load, low reps;
      4) hard - simple exercises, high impact exercises, high load, any type of reps;
      5) advanced - complex exercises, balance and/or high impact exercises, high load, sometimes high rep

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        #4
        and if its really very easy, one can always increase or decrease the reps or intensity as per their need and capacity..
        need is not necessarily comfort..

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          #5
          Thank you neilarey. I guess I must have been feeling too good that day, and it looked like I breezed through the session. I just did not want to find out later that i cheated the program :-) thanks for the clarification.

          Cheers.

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