21 Day Fix Extreme – Dirty 30 Extreme

21 Day Fix Extreme Dirty 30 Extreme – WHEW! This one works everything! I love how it’s cardio, lower body, upper body & core. Not only that, the exercises challenge your balance and my favorites work my postural muscles. I work at a computer, so this is always something I need to work on.

Autumn begins by reminding us “Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done.” So, I keep reminding myself of this during the especially tough exercises!

3 rounds, 2 exercises in each round, then repeat – each exercise is a minute with a ten second break

Round 1

Curtsy lunge with a half-moon – The half moon part is holding light weights (I only use 3 lbs) and arcing them up and over your head (palms facing forward) This is one of my favorites, not because it’s easy because it’s not — it’s HARD — but because it is great for upper back and rear delt work. It really hones in on those postural muscles.

Squat with shoulder press. I used 5 lbs. Straightforward exercise so really allows you to focus on your glutes.

Repeat

 

Round 2

Pushup with renegade row – pushup using weights and then you row the weights. I didn’t use any weights and it’s STILL a challenge! Kudos to whoever can use weights here.

Side lunge w/ sword pull – – I use 3 lbs. I feel like I’ll be able to increase my weights on this exercise by the end of the 21 days. The lunge works the glute and the pull works the shoulder and upper back.

Repeat

 

Round 3

Single leg squat with upright row – The neat thing about this exercise (and the next one ) is that they really work your balance. Standing on one leg for the squat is a good challenge.

Lunge forward and row followed by pressing of front leg, balancing & raising your knee and doing a hammer curl

Repeat

BONUS

Plank crunch… WHAT?!?! This is really works your core! You’re supposed to do all the reps on one side and then move to the next side. I wasn’t paying attention and I alternated – which is probably the only way I made it through anyway! Honestly, I took a few breaks. Something I have the opportunity to work on. And thankfully, I have the good health to do so!

Cooldown

 

Why do I like Dirty 30 Extreme so much? It hits all your muscles and gets your heartrate up in a quick 30 minute workout. For days that I have more time, this would pair nicely with Upper Fix extreme and I can see this being a great go-to weekend workout.