Isometric Strength Yoga workout

Last week I did a short video of myself using dumbbells and a resistance loop in a Sworkit workout. This week I’m sharing a video of myself doing an Isometric Strength Yoga workout.

This was a tough one because each pose is held for 40 seconds. That doesn’t sound like a long time, but it’s really hard to keep everything aligned, straight, tight and pulled in for every pose for 40 seconds. 

This is not the type of yoga you do with plinky plonky babbling brook music – no, this workout requires a thumping beat to help you push through. If it wasn’t for my Bad Ass Spotify playlist (which you can’t hear in the video) I don’t think I would have made it past 5 minutes. By the time I got to the second round, I could really feel it in my muscles – check out my thigh wobbles around 3:31 min. Proof.

And to put this into context, my average (heart)beats per minute in the dumbbell & resistance loop workout of last week was 133 over 22 minutes, and for the Isometric Strength Yoga my bpm was 137 over 17 minutes. I therefor worked harder over a shorter time frame. Told you this is a hard workout!

As evident from last week’s video, it’s very obvious that I really need to work on my upper body strength. Last week you could see it in my attempt at a push-up, and this week it becomes glaringly obvious when I try to hold do, Chatarunga. 

Note to self: start doing the Wall Push-ups as suggested in the “Anyone Can Do Push Ups: Here’s How” video!