DailyBurn’s Inferno HR is one of their latest program offerings. I reviewed DailyBurn previously on my blog (see here: http://mistransformation.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/review-of-dailyburn-personalized-fitness-websiteservice/ ) and mentioned the classic Inferno program and how much I liked it. I like that the women in the workouts aren’t merely there for T&A. Women are the leaders and the trainers. It’s nice to watch the boys struggle with this one.
In this latest program, Inferno HR turns up the heat and then some. Once I completed the first HR workout the endorphins kicked in big time. It was a rush I had been missing. Boy am I glad to be back at DailyBurn!
Inferno HR is led by Anja Garcia. Who else but Anja could bring us something this intense? Inferno HR is designed to be used with a HeartRate monitor that you can purchase through DB and link it to an app that monitors you while working out. You use your computer/roku, etc. to do your workout and then you are monitored on another device such as your tablet or smart phone. It looks like a really cool feature and the market isn’t exactly flooded with programs such as this. I did not use the HeartRate monitor feature myself, but sort of judged how I felt on my own and even took my heart rate manually when possible. I know this wasn’t as accurate but I wanted to see how I liked the program before I invested in it. If I do another round, I may buy the monitor.
In Inferno HR there are 4 separate workouts and they are all structured differently. That is why I liked this program so much. You were getting something different with each workout. It wasn’t the same mundane thing all the time.
The zones described below are where your heart rate is. Zones 0/1 being the lowest and zones 4/5 being the highest. Zone 5 is the max.
Body Blast – Two exercises 30 seconds of work/30 seconds of rest each maintaining zone 4 – then combining the moves for 1 minute doing 4 reps each move working to zone 5. (41:45 total time
Metcon Challenge Three blocks of exercises maintaining zone 4 then 1 minute of Core work in zone 3 and a 1 minute zone 5 cardio challenge. (52:32 total time)
Tabata POC – Tabata round is one exercise 8 times through with 20 seconds of work/10 seconds of rest working to zone 5 – - 5 exercises 50 seconds of work/10 seconds of rest times through maintaining zone 4– repeating protocol with new exercises. (51:21 total time)
Build & Burn – Four blocks of 3 rounds of exercises maintaining zone 4 the whole time. (54:06 total time)
You get three active rest days per week total including mobility, yoga and foam rolling.
Anja is a great trainer and likens the workouts to being like your own video game when you can view your heart rate while you are working out to stay in your zone.
After completing the first round of HR I was able to fit back into a pair of my jeans after gaining a bit of winter weight. I am following this with a round of Classic Inferno and am continuing to get a bit leaner and feeling strong. I cannot wait to get back to another round of HR. If these Inferno workouts do not sound like your cup of tea, DailyBurn offers many more programs from True Beginner to Kettlebells, to Tactical Training, Dance and Yoga. At $10 a month, DailyBurn is a bargain.