Another month down and I'm feeling stronger!
I committed to the April Hardcore on the Floor calendar and am so excited that I did complete it! I did take a few rest days, but for the most part completed the core workouts.
This month's calendar was set up slightly different than last month's, so I thought I'd share my thoughts on the most recent Hardcore on the Floor calendar for Peloton.
What is Hardcore on the Floor?
But first - what exactly is Hardcore on the Floor? Hardcore on the Floor is a free workout calendar created by the Peloton community. The workouts feature cardio, strength, stretching and more all in a balanced workout.
Generally the workouts are structured with a recommended 20-30 minute type of cardio, and then 2-3 classes (or "stacks"). The days are usually broken into arms and chest, glutes and legs, full body, or active recovery.
The beauty of the calendar is that its just a guide - it's up to you if you do the whole workout, what type of cardio, or even what days you do. It's not a challenge that you get points for completing so I find it less stressful than some of the other Peloton challenges out there.
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April Hardcore on the Floor Reviews
I liked the classes that were featured this month, but quickly realized I wasn't a fan of the rest day schedule. Weekends are so hit or miss for me because my toddler's home so it can be tough to get in an hour long workout. Towards the end of the month I started moving the full body days to Saturdays, and active recovery days to Sundays - similar to the March calendar. This ended up working much better for me!
This was the first month in a while that there was a fit test involved and I really enjoyed it. In one of Robin's 20 minute full body strengths she had you do an 8 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) and count your rounds and reps. It was fun to see my progression the next time I did it 2 weeks later. This workout also made me realize I really need to get better at tracking my workouts, weights used, rounds, etc. so I created a fitness tracker to help me.
Hardcore on the Floor Results
It's hard for me to say what results I've seen since doing the calendars since I'm pregnant, but I have noticed my cardio improving. I started adding in run/walks to my workout routine and they've been easier to do than I expected. I also am happy that in the fit test I was able to maintain my results, even though I was further along in my pregnancy.
I'm currently in my 2nd trimester so do have to make some modifications to both the schedule and workouts. For the most part I haven't had to adjust too much yet, except for the scheduled core classes I've swapped out for prenatal core. I also have begun to use a Reebok deck to help with exercises like chest flys.
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Where to Find the May Hardcore on the Floor Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does HCOTF Cost?
The Hardcore on the Floor Calendar is completely free to download. The calendar can be downloaded in the Facebook group, #HardcoreOnTheFloor.
What is the HCOTF Hashtag?
The official hashtag is #Hardcore, but the hashtag #HardCoreOnTheFloor is also used.
Is HCOTF an Official Peloton Program?
The program isn't an official Peloton program like the collections programs.
What Fitness Level is HCOTF for?
Any level an do HCOTF! There are some workouts that are labeled as intermediate but there are often modifications given to make them less intense.
Can I do the HCOTF Calendar with Power Zone Training?
Yes! Hardcore on the Floor can be paired with Power Zone Training and the Power Zone Pack challenge. The calendar includes recommendations on how to pair rides with the strength classes.
Overall the April calendar was great! I did have to make some modifications for myself - but that's the beauty of the calendar. There's really no right or wrong way to do the calendar. It's just a guide!
The workouts on the calendar paired perfectly together and it was fun to do a fit test and measure my progress.
If you're new to strength training or looking to get into a workout routine, I highly recommend checking out the Hardcore on the Floor calendar.
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