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Any Bodyrockers in Switzerland?

I mentioned Bodyrock in another thread but since I think it's so brilliant, I thought I'd start a thread about it and see if other people are doing too. I was also wondering where I can get a sandbag in Switzerland without paying a fortune?

For those who don't know Bodyrock, it's a website where a lady called Zuzana posts workout videos and nutrition advice. The eating plan revolves around the concept of eating clean, as in on, no sugar, no processed foods, minimal wheat and no alcohol. But lots of veg, lean protein, good carbs and healthy fats. The exercise plan is a mix of workouts to be done at home on five days a week, some are really short, others will take longer because you have to do a certain amount of reps and that can take a while depending on your fitness level. They are all really intense and usually involve several muscle groups at once.

I like Zuzana's open and honest approach and although I can only do part of her workout because I'm so unfit, they really seem to work. A few friends of mine follow them regularly and are happy with the results. They are mostly mums or very busy ladies who wouldn't usually have the time to go to a gym. You can pick and mix what you like but you should do different workouts every day to work the different muscle groups.

Caveat: Some people really don't like it because Zuzana works out in very skimpy clothing and groans and grunts as she's working out - pretty normal considering the pace she's going at. Aaand, she used to be in the adult entertainment industry, so I guess it's just part of her work ethic. The workouts work for men too, by the way and I'm pretty sure this lady can motivate you to get your butt moving.
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Old 27.06.2011, 14:47
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Zuzana works out in very skimpy clothing and groans and grunts as she's working out
Have to check that one out. In the worst case I could watch it one mute... you know, like Shakira videos.
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Old 27.06.2011, 15:02
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I mentioned Bodyrock in another thread but since I think it's so brilliant, I thought I'd start a thread about it and see if other people are doing too. I was also wondering where I can get a sandbag in Switzerland without paying a fortune?

For those who don't know Bodyrock, it's a website where a lady called Zuzana posts workout videos and nutrition advice. The eating plan revolves around the concept of eating clean, as in on, no sugar, no processed foods, minimal wheat and no alcohol. But lots of veg, lean protein, good carbs and healthy fats. The exercise plan is a mix of workouts to be done at home on five days a week, some are really short, others will take longer because you have to do a certain amount of reps and that can take a while depending on your fitness level. They are all really intense and usually involve several muscle groups at once.

I like Zuzana's open and honest approach and although I can only do part of her workout because I'm so unfit, they really seem to work. A few friends of mine follow them regularly and are happy with the results. They are mostly mums or very busy ladies who wouldn't usually have the time to go to a gym. You can pick and mix what you like but you should do different workouts every day to work the different muscle groups.

(ps: also remember to stretch after your workouts as well)

Caveat: Some people really don't like it because Zuzana works out in very skimpy clothing and groans and grunts as she's working out - pretty normal considering the pace she's going at. Aaand, she used to be in the adult entertainment industry, so I guess it's just part of her work ethic. The workouts work for men too, by the way and I'm pretty sure this lady can motivate you to get your butt moving.
I know her workouts and I like em because they work on core strength and she does explain the exercises pretty well. For unfit people, some of the movements can be a little too much..and I urge everybody to properly warm up and stretch before following her routine, as injuries (to joints and muscles) can occur quite easily.
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Old 20.07.2011, 22:48
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Re: Any Bodyrockers in Switzerland?

Ok, so she has a new one online that is a bit easier to follow from a technical standpoint but absolutely kills from the effort side. I like the fact that you don't really need much for this, I substituted her "ugi ball" with my physioball and it still absolutely caned. But then I'm VERY unfit... If you have lack of time as an excuse for not exercising, this one is definitely a good one to try!
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Old 21.07.2011, 16:23
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Aaand, she used to be in the adult entertainment industry,

Please post videos. Or at least the links.
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Old 22.07.2011, 14:42
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Re: Any Bodyrockers in Switzerland?

It doesn't look too healthy to me, artificial breasts causing spinal bending and ones top to almost fall off the shoulder and the leotard is headed downwards too.

I'd rather stick to something that works properly.
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I'd rather stick to something that works properly.
While I'm sure Crossfit is amazing for a lot of people, when you have a whole pile of health issues like me, group fitness is not going to work. I'm very competitive and will rather break myself to keep up with others in a group rather than give up, which is not good for my (or anybody else's) health. I also can't afford the Crossfit fees and the time asked is too much for someone with my time budget; I'm sure others are in that position too, which is why I started this thread. I'm on my fourth day of following Zuzana's workouts and already feel more energetic and the constant muscle ache suggests that it does work.
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Old 22.07.2011, 14:56
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While I'm sure Crossfit is amazing for a lot of people, when you have a whole pile of health issues like me, group fitness is not going to work. I'm very competitive and will rather break myself to keep up with others in a group rather than give up, which is not good for my (or anybody else's) health. I also can't afford the Crossfit fees and the time asked is too much for someone with my time budget; I'm sure others are in that position too, which is why I started this thread. I'm on my fourth day of following Zuzana's workouts and already feel more energetic and the constant muscle ache suggests that it does work.
Fair enough; but Crossfit is a pretty good deal here, cheaper than most gyms in downtown ZH and they have a bunch of women for all of their workouts too. You can get a 10 ticket option if you'd rather not go for an annual membership. I use Crossfit whenever I have time and think highly of everything they do, just wish I had more time to attend more often.

Good luck with whatever you're doing now, the main thing is that you're doing the workouts. Good job Kittster.
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Re: Any Bodyrockers in Switzerland?

i ve seen a few of her vids on youtube
she is a little to radical I find though...but then again I dont do the exercise
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i ve seen a few of her vids on youtube
she is a little to radical I find though...
Yeah, I also went back to the Shakira videos on mute...

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Re: Any Bodyrockers in Switzerland?

I took a quick look. Didn't follow her workout, was curious about her food. It's a decent program, but she's cutting some things out that she could really use. She says lean protein, but she's leaving out grassfed beef and bison and other game. It can actually be leaner than chicken/turkey and provides different nutrients not available in poultry. Plus, she's only eating egg whites? The yolks are SO good for you! My holistic trainer and chiropracter eat lots of eggs everyday and are really healthy. I'm on a new program now and am losing at a nice, safe pace while eating 4-8 whole eggs each day.
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