Thursday 3 March 2016

Thursday: Korra Workout

   The fourth workout in my selection from's visual workouts is Korra, a combat-based, largely cardio workout. I'll be trying it for the first time today, and have slotted it in as Thursday's workout for the next five weeks.

   DareBee's Korra workout is based on the second Avatar series. I didn't like it anywhere near as much as the Last Airbender, and that's not because it was the original but rather because I didn't like how bad an Avatar Korra was. But, having said that, I did like her more up-front combat style and her fiery heart, and I see that quite clearly in this workout and its kickboxing moves. I also love that the illustrator has given the demonstrating model Korra's hair.
   I see no way that this workout won't get my heartrate up. A number of the moves are also on Jillian Michaels' DVDs, but it is also the pace at which you move that creates half of the burn.
   I love the lunge push strikes and palm strikes in particular here because of the nature of bending (no pun intended) and air bending in particular, so these will be easy to visualise, and given that the idea behind these workouts is to visualise, I think they've done an excellent job. I get really into this kind of thing, I love to pretend - hell, I'm a writer, I love making things up - and I kind of developed a greater interest in Kung Fu because of the original Avatar series.
   This workout requires only body weight, but I've got the Legend of Korra soundtrack and, while many tracks probably won't be appropriate, once again it's the visualisation that the music will aid, whether it's Beifong's Sacrifice or On The Lam.


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