T-Minus 6 days until we get OBSESSED:
Now’s a good time to familiarize yourself with the equipment we’ll be using in 80 Day Obsession. Here’s what you need:
Weights – Light, medium, and heavy. You’ll notice Autumn and the cast using weights that are anywhere from 5 pounds all the way up to 40+ pounds. Don’t worry if you’re not that strong or don’t have enough weights yet. Start with a set of light, medium, and heavy weights based on your current fitness level. You want to choose a weight that challenges you for each exercise, but it’s important to keep proper form. You can always add more as you get more fit. Autumn will tell you what weight she’s using for each exercise, so you can go lighter or heavier depending on your strength.
Beachbody Resistance Loops – These come in 9-inch and 12-inch lengths. If you got the Challenge Pack you will have received both sizes. Which one do you use? If you’re over 5’10” tall or you have more than 30 pounds to lose you might prefer the 12-inch loops. Otherwise most people are fine with the 9-inch length. Go ahead and try out the loops now to get familiar with them. You’ll be using them around your feet, ankles, and thighs. Sit on the floor to put them on, then move them into the proper position. They should be flat against your body, but if they roll up just readjust as necessary. You may find it more comfortable to wear pants, not shorts, on the days you’re using loops around your thighs. Also, pants that are not shiny or slippery will grab the loops better and help reduce rolling.
Beachbody Strength Slides – These are great for strengthening your entire body. If you got the Challenge Pack you will have received these. You’ll be sliding using your body weight as resistance, and I guarantee you’ll feel the burn! If you’re working out on carpet you don’t need the booties that cover your slides. But if you work out on tile or hardwood floors keep the booties on. They’ll help you slide better. And if you work out on rubber mats you’ll want to lay down a blanket or towels and remove the booties to help you slide.
Beachbody Portion-Control Containers – If you got a Challenge Pack you already have these. They’re essential for making it simple and easy to eat according to your Timed-Nutrition plan. Autumn took all the counting and challenge out of knowing what to eat by creating these containers that practically do the work for you.
Mat – A mat will be helpful if you want more cushioning or work out on a hard surface. This is optional.
Foam Roller – This is a great tool for helping to restore flexibility and mobility to tired muscles. You’ll use it in Autumn’s Roll & Release workout, and whenever you need a little extra self-care throughout this program and beyond.