Remember this pic from this week’s Wordless Wednesday post?
Well, it turns out that it is my answer to my lack of motivation. What is it? It is Syphus Training, aka the workout that gave me a good ass kicking and left me drenched in sweat.
The only workout that I can compare it to is Insanity. They are similar in the sense that some of the exercises in the workouts are similar, they both are the toughest workouts I have ever done and they both leave me dripping in sweat. But they are different because unlike Insanity, Syphus Training is a group training session with a live trainer and Syphus Training provides a wider variety of workouts than any DVD training system can offer.
I’m not going to go in-depth about what Syphus Training is because I don’t want to reveal their techniques. The best way to understand it is to go and experience it for yourself. Click here for more info on their training. I will say that Syphus Training is a high-intensity progressive circuit training class. The workout is done on something that looks like a small football field and the workout of the day is posted on a giant whiteboard. You complete the workout at your pace, so although it is a group class, every person will be at different parts of the workout at different times. At the end of the workout you are assigned a score between 0 and 1000 as to how far you got into the workout out. My score for my first class? 384. So I have lots of room for improvement.
I have decided to omit Insanity from my training schedule and go to Syphus Training once a week instead. I enjoyed the group environment as I think it helps push me to do better and it is more fun to workout with others. I also liked having a trainer that could direct me in terms of proper form and provide encouragement when needed. By the way, I was told that my push-up form is perfect!! I’ve been patting myself on the back for that one all week! Woot!
Most importantly I had a ton of fun at the class and it has re-awakened my motivation to workout again! Thank goodness! In the end, I think Syphus Training is going to make me a stronger runner and will definitely help me prepare for my two Tough Mudders next year.