Hot Torture Workout

Jan 26, 2012 by


Hi everyone,

Today’s workout was a follow up to Tuesday’s BootyWorks And More Workout, that means today we were focusing on the upper body and abs. This routine was about 20 minutes long and it was done in an interval training style. The intervals were a bit shorter than usual, but the exercises were definitely hard. This workout was a total torture for me, in many different ways.

I had a bit of a difficult time pushing my self because I only had a few hours of sleep ( very bad I know ). Normally I wouldn’t recommend anyone to workout on only few hours of sleep cause it’s pretty hard on our body. When we don’t sleep we actually gain weight and our body tissues swell up as well, so on the day that you don’t sleep you will actually weigh more and look like you’ve gained 5 pounds, seriously ( I am not joking by the way ).

Today I definitely stuck it out even though I felt like today everything was against me filming my routine, because it just seemed like there was an airplane every 2 minutes, then there was a lawn mower people outside that seemed to cut the grass for over 45 minutes for the total of 3 times all morning, it just went on and on. But I still kept pushing my self , and so should you, no matter what comes in your way, stick with your training and your discipline.

In today’s workout I was using a pair of 10 lbs dumbbells ( 10 lbs each ), my timer, half of My Pink Lebert , a medicine ball ( but you don’t have to use a medicine ball at all if you don’t have one ) and a weighted jump rope.

Remember to always do a proper warm-up before starting your workout session.



 Workout Explanation


Set your timer for two intervals of 10 seconds ( rest interval ) and 40 seconds ( max effort interval ), for the total of 24 rounds. There are 8 exercises and you will go through the sequence 3 times.

Fast forward the video for ” Workout Recap and Beginners Variation ” part.

  • Push Back Push Ups
  • Crane Crunch
  • T-Push Up
  • Diamond Legs Lifts & Butt Lift
  • Power Jump Rope Jacks ( watch the workout recap video for proper explanation )
  • Shoulder Presses ( with feet on a medicine ball )
  • 2 Way Pull Up
  • Elbow Plank Jumps


My scores

1) – 11, 9, 8

2) – 18, 17, 14

3) – 8, 9, 7

4) – 13, 12, 10

5) – 29, 24, 26

6) – 8, 9, 8

7) 10, 9, 9

8) 19, 18, 17

Share your scores!

I also wanted to thank all of you for being so active on Facebook and sharing your scores with me :).


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  • Di

    That was a tough one))) Especially jump rope power jacks. I haven’t recorded my score and it wasn’t good as yours obviously. I have a lot of things to improve))) Thank u))  

    • Trust me I struggle too. Sometimes I have a good score but not always. We have to do what our body allows us to do, the reason I write my scores is so I can compete with my self.
      Some of my readers share my scores with me on Facebook and they totally beat me.

      One of these days I will make an outtakes video, to show that that’s it’s hard for me as well and I get stuck sometimes too.

      • Di

        YOu are right, bad score isn’t a reason to give up. Results are always depend on so many factors. we should just keep going and push ourself as hard as we can))
        And i will be waiting for this video. It will be almost as if we would work out together))

  • Ah Ah Ah girlie, no throwing your self on the floor :), keep moving after the workout 🙂

  • This workout was really fun! I know you called it Hot Torture, but I actually enjoyed my way through it. I’m really proud to say that the power jump jacks were MUCH easier this time with my vibram fivefingers–last time it was awkward because those have such a huge impact on the legs and feet and the shoes have no support of their own (by design) and it was a bit much, but this time no problem! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the push back push ups–I don’t know what it is, but I love anything with that pushing motion. I realize I did the crane crunches wrong–I pulled my knees in. But oh well. I loved the shoulder press on the ball because it kind of forces me to stay on my toes, which I keep forgetting if my feet are close together on the floor. Love shoulder presses too. Divebombers. Push ups. I just love pushing my face away from the ground! Ha!

    The dumbbells were 10lbs each, the jumprope unweighted, and I used the horizontal bar on my walker for hte pull up things.

    push back push ups: 11-9-9
    crane crunch: 16-17-15
    T push up: 6-6-6
    diamond leg lift and butt lift: 16-16-15
    power jump rope jacks: 26-29-28
    shoulder press on medicine ball: 10-11-12
    2 way pull up: 16-16-16
    elbow plank jumps: 24-24-26

    Did another 12 min cardio after this and was done! Not that I needed more cardio, really–this routine had a nice cardio element to it.

    Thanks as always, Tatianna! Last day of the Ab Challenge tomorrow…or Sunday. Wondering how I should continue all the strength I’ve gained from it because I still feel like I could get much stronger on those leg lifts.

  • Zivenaberry

    2.)14,13,14 (I did these by doing a tuck instead of V-up. It’s easier on my back to tuck my knees in instead of keeping my legs straight. Still working on that move although it’s getting easier for me each week to keep my legs straight for v-ups and leg raises!!)
    5.)51,43,47 all rounds weighted with 1lb in each hand (I have to push myself to go fast with these, when I go slower for some reason I constantly trip on the rope, my timing is all off)
    7.)10,12,13 (love my Lebert, one of the best investments I’ve ever made!)
    finished with some cardio 5 min weighted jump rope (holy moly, I put the weights in the hand grips last night for today and boy oh boy does it make a huge difference! I planned to do 2 5 min rounds for 10 total, but after 5 I had to do something else.) Then I did 60 medicine ball half burpee in 5 min. I held onto the med ball, squated down, jumped back, jumped back in, stood up, and lifted the med ball overhead (it’s only 6lbs).
    Great, quick, workout for today! Oh, and 25 back lifts on the floor for the posture challenge!

    • Another comment I missed 🙁

  • Christian

    Love love this WO, it must be because of the Push Back PU. Its my favourite PU next to Monkey or Bear PU.

    P.S Love watching ur abs when you do the Crane Crunch.
    Thanks for another awesome WO!

  • And another missed comment 🙁

  • Ruth

    I just found you and this was the first workout of yours I’ve done, LOVED it! Thank you <3 Here are my scores:

    1. 13,12,13
    2) 13,13,12
    3) 8,8,8
    4) 13,14,14
    5) 39,42,45
    6) 17,19,19
    7) 11,16,12 Modified these, used 10lb DB's for first and third rounds alternating between narrow and wide rows, second round I used my Dip Station
    8) 16,15,17

    Moving from one to the other was challenging in the 10 seconds but I think it helped keep my HR up 🙂 Thanks again !!!

  • I haven’t done any loving fit workouts for a while, so I randomly chose this one. I did some modification, my upper body is not very strong. I don’t think I got the most out of the shoulder presses, though.

  • I loved this one!

    My scores:

    1. Push Back Push Ups – 7, 9, 9

    2. Crane Crunch – 13, 13, 13

    3. T-Push Up – 6, 6, 5

    4. Diamond Legs Lifts & Butt Lift – 10, 10, 10

    5. Power Jump Rope Jacks – 36, 28, 26

    6. Shoulder Presses – 13, 12, 11

    7. 2 Way Pull Up – 12, 11, 10

    8. Elbow Plank Jumps – 18, 19, 19

    Have an amazing day!!!!! 🙂

  • Finished about 2 hours ago…nice and steady.
    Warm up : 2 rounds of…50 HKS; 25 JJ; 50 SSS; 25 JJ; 50 RS; 25 JJ; 15 knee pulsh up; 10 lat pull down with 13lbs band. Followed with 5 mins of dynamic stretches.
    1. 3-12-11
    3. 8-7-6 (8lbs DB)
    4. 11- 12-11
    5. 20-21-18
    6. 7-6-7(hard to find my balance on ball)
    7. 10-15-9 (1st & 3rd round on dip station, 2nd round close grip lat pull down with 23lbs band)
    8. 18-19-15
    Cardio: I did a 8 minutes interval routine from another trainer.
    Cool down & Stretching 10 minutes.