I like to get feedback immediately after a work out. I’m used to getting 4-5 stars from clients (on a scale of 1-5). I record the feedback and decide how to use or modify the routine in the future.
Last night, we had our Tuesday HIIT group, five clients who varied in their fitness levels. I tried the routine posted here. It tanked at 3.5 stars. Why? It was too hard. Booyah! That’s a keeper. That’s why I call it the Metabolic Nightmare.
Modify: Okay, so it may be a little taxing on your lower back. In that case, do the burpees as walk outs rather than jumping back and/or do the snatches with very low weight. Be sure to follow good technique, squatting rather than leaning forward (the PDF has a video you can view). You can use a tube for the pull down and dumbells for the kettle bells. Try to go with heavy weights on the step-up and twist or move more quickly if you drop the weight. Consider the warnings before you start.
Enjoy your exertion. I know I did!