What is a thutt you ask? Take your hand and put it just below your bottoms bottom, where your thigh comes together with your butt, you now have your hand on your thutt! We all use this to sit on, which is why this next part is so fantastic! Peak 8 is an exercise that works this part of your anatomy really well while you are sitting down!
I highly recommend you read more on the benefits here…
I like to challenge myself mentally and physically by doing this exercise at least once a week. Yes, it does require a gym and a recumbent bike. Those bikes look pretty docile until you try Peak 8 and then you begin to respect them.
So here is how I do it, I sit down on the bike and warm up for 2 mins, at say a level 7. At 2 mins, I up it to level 8 and ride as hard as I can for 30 secs. Recover for 1 1/2 mins and do it again, 8 times .
Just so I don’t have to think too hard the timing goes like this…
2 mins =1 high intensity push
4 mins =2
8 mins=4 and so on until you get to 16 mins which is your last push. You then cool off and recover until your timer hits 20 mins.
At this point I try to stand and walk over to the paper towel and sanitary spray to wash down my bike because I am a sweaty mess with a very sore thutt. Sometimes it feels like I need to call an ambulance, but the cool thing is, I have just worked out really hard and I am done! 20 Mins! Yay!
High Intensity Training is all the rage now with many different names like Tabata, HiiT, Peak 8 etc. It is a way to fit very high quality training into a very busy life. One of the coolest things it produces is HGH which is a hormone we had lots of when we were young….and why we got away with mindlessly eating whatever we wanted.
Try it! Your thutt will like it!!