Your Workout Plan

Your workout includes three sections for each body part exercised and looks like this:

  1. CUTTING phase
  2. TUT phase
  3. Stretch

How to CUT

Put Drop Sets and Tabata training together and you get CUTTING. 

What that means is that you will be working as hard as you can at one level until you can’t do any more reps at which point you change to the next level. That’s it! No counting. No timing. No keeping up. This is all you. 

Each exercise set is made of 3 exercise variations, or levels. The most difficult exercise variation is completed first with each level decreasing in intensity. IF the first exercise is too difficult (even with the modification) start at the next level and continue CUTTING down from there. The videos show you a preview of each level before you begin in the order of most modified (1) to most difficult (3). Warm up by following along and then start CUTTING at the highest level you can (3-2-1). 

What is TUT?

TUT is short for Time Under Tension. This is time to really push yourself after you have hit burnout. Did you know it only takes a few seconds of rest to get back even 50% of your strength? This is the ultimate overload stage, an essential principle for progression. 

There is only one move in each TUT phase repeated for 90 seconds. Every 4 seconds of movement is followed by 4 seconds of an isometric hold.

It’s simple yet challenging.

Why Stretch?

Stretching is an often neglected yet essential part of fitness. It’s also the perfect way to recover before moving on to the next muscle or body part. Since CUTTING requires full exertion, proper rest between muscle groups is needed so you can give maximal effort to each set. 

Create Your Custom Workout

To create your workout, select the videos you want as part of your playlist. When ready, hit play and follow along! Skip to the next video when you finish your CUTTING set. 

It is suggested that you work the largest muscles first or in this order (less any you choose to omit):

  1. Legs
  2. Chest
  3. Back
  4. Glutes
  5. Arms
  6. Abs

Total body moves may be completed at any time- beginning or end. You could also create a workout entirely of Total Body moves.

Don’t forget to use the filter to sort by equipment type or condition.

**Note: Videos can be used independent of CUTTING. Create your own circuit or HIIT workout with the library of exercises.

Sample Workouts

Video order:

  1. Warm-up
  2. Legs
    1. CUT
    2. TUT
    3. Stretch
  3. Glutes
    1. CUT
    2. TUT
    3. Stretch
  4. Abs
    1. CUT
    2. TUT
    3. Stretch
 
Video order: 
  1.  Warm-up
  2. Total Body
    1. CUT
    2. TUT
    3. Stretch
  3. Total Body
    1. CUT
    2. TUT
    3. Stretch
  4. Total Body
    1. CUT
    2. TUT
    3. Stretch

 

To create your workout, select the videos you want as part of your playlist. When ready, hit play and follow along! Skip to the next video when you finish your CUTTING set. 

It is suggested that you work the largest muscles first or in this order (less any you choose to omit):

  1. Legs
  2. Chest
  3. Back
  4. Glutes
  5. Arms
  6. Abs

Total body moves may be completed at any time- beginning or end. You could also create a workout entirely of Total Body moves.

Don’t forget to use the filter to sort by equipment type or condition.

**Note: Videos can be used independent of CUTTING. Create your own circuit or HIIT workout with the library of exercises.

Other Suggestions

This workout can be as long or as short as you wish. Simply choose which muscles you want to include in your workout. The more muscle groups you choose, the longer your workout. It is safe to end your workout after any stretching phase.

Since this is YOUR workout, I’m not going to set many rules, but here are a few guidelines to help you along the way:

  1. ‘Do as many reps as you can’ means do as many reps as you can safely. When you start to sacrifice form or rhythm, move to the next level. 
  2. Choose a good playlist and turn up the tunes. Use the beat of the music to keep your tempo and to keep you going. Music motivates!
  3. Don’t think about how much it hurts. Think about how many more you can do. You can always do one more, one more, one more.
  4. Be sure to warm up before starting to CUT and take advantage of stretching between sets.
  5. HAVE FUN!!!