Doing the First TapouT XT Workout

The very first workout you'll do is the Cross Core Workout.  Obviously by the name, this TapouT XT workout focus is on the core muscle group, the body minus the arms and legs.  The focus is on the

  • Lower and Upper back
  • Stomach
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
[low pile carpet, forearms rug burn,

Favorite Exercise from Cross Core Workout

I like the good mix of on the ground movements, punching, kicking and using resistance bands.  So far my favorite move is called the Bob Weave Upper Upper.

Bob Weave Upper Upper
This is where using the resistance band on your feet, you bob and weave in a squat position a couple of times and the do an upper cut on both sides.

How Hard was the Workout?

On a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being Insanity phase 2 (pain), it was a 5.  This is a really good workout to start with.  I was definitely sweating by the end, but didn't feel like I went through some fight to stay alive.

The Killer Move at the end was a really good way to push yourself at the end of the workout, and get that good and tired feeling.

Workout Take Aways

I'm doing the TapouT XT program in my living room which has a low pile carpet.  Judging on how my elbows and forearms feel, I know I have some rug burn from the moves that have you moving around in the low plan position.  I'll have to figure out how to remedy that.

Getting the correct resistance on the bands is going to take some time getting used to, but I know this will come with using them over the 90 days.


  1. Did you figure out a rug-burn remedy?? :)

  2. LOL.

    I've been using a 46"x93" Shock fitness foam flooring. It was about $25 - 30 at Big 5. It normally goes under exercise equipment. Cool thing is it rolls up, but the problem is it slides around some on the low pile carpet as you workout.

  3. can you use dumbbells instead?

  4. never mind, just did the first workout, you need bands. :) May I recommend bodylastic bands! amazing!

  5. Thanks. I'm really liking the bodylastic bands myself.

    There are some punching exercises that could go really wrong with using weights. Losing grip and flying through the TV and such. Heh.