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The Tracy Anderson Method Presents Post-Pregnancy Workout DVD
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The workout itself is about 45 minutes long, and is composed of a brief warm-up, a lot of ab work, some side lying ab work, some leg and glute lifts and squeezes, and then two series of arm exercises, one without weights and one with light weights, and then it finishes with a cool down and stretch. The workout is definitely challenging, even for a more experienced student, but not overwhelmingly hard.
The greatest thing about both this post-natal workout and Tracy's Mat Workout is that they are fun - the time flies by - and they leave you feeling strong, a bit sore, but totally refreshed. I am actually disappointed if I can't find the time to workout - definitely no "dread-factor" here! Highly recommended - Thank You Tracy!
- Great encouraging tone and instruction
- New ab, leg and arm exercised that I was not familiar with
- Seems like it is going to be effective (since I could feel my muscles while doing it)
- Classical music in the background rather than obnoxious techno or pop
What you need to know before purchasing:
- You need 3 lb weights. (I did it without them, but Tracy uses them on and off in the video)
- No cardio
- The actual workout (including warm-up and cool-down) is around 50 minutes.
on one hand, this dvd is a great workout. it's been two days since i did it for the first time and my abs still feel sore! however, there are a lot of negatives, IMO:
-45 minutes long is absolutely ridiculous for someone with an infant. at least break this up into chapters so when you inevitably need to go tend to your child, you can easily return later. i would prefer three separate arm, leg/butt, and ab workouts. when tracy says you should do this 4-6 days a week i want to laugh in her face. does she not remember what having a newborn/infant is like?
-after doing erin o'brien's postnatal rescue, tracy's lack of cuing is that much more obvious and annoying. a lot of moves you aren't facing the tv, perhaps you're turned to the side or facing down. tracy doesn't actually mention when she's moved on to something else until she's maybe a few movements in, if even that, and she mumbles. by the time you look at the tv, she's long since moved on to something else..annoying.
-lack of modifications. occasionally she'll say "oh, you may not be able to do this yet.." but rarely does she consistently offer modifications, or demonstrate them herself. if this is billed as an early postpartum dvd, which is the impression i got from tracy's monologue at the beginning, you NEED to do that.
-tracy constantly yapping about how she gained sixty pounds OMG.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a personal trainer, and I have never learned about "waking up our abdominal because they have been sleeping" or "bringing the skin and the muscle back... Read morePublished 19 days ago by H.
This video works wonders!!!! I was super out of shape after three kids. It took me at least a month to be able to do some of the things in this video, but I stuck with it and it... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Kathryn Schneider
This is a good workout even if you're not postpartum. I could finish all the sections from the first time I did the workout with the exception of the extensive abs segment. Read morePublished 1 month ago by April Ward
This video is okay, and okay only. I am a mother of 3 children and wanted to get back to myself after my latest child. Read morePublished 2 months ago by OhMyDisney
My wife bought this DVD after having our baby boy. She loved it. Ladies get very anxious over their body after being pregnant but a workout begun too early and too harsh can cause... Read morePublished 2 months ago by G. Young
Not too complicated but you definitely feel it afterwards. Loved it and it will give you results if you stick with it!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I do this workout every day, 6 months out from giving birth, and I'm really happy with it. It's about 45 minutes long, and I usually do half of it in one sitting.Published 2 months ago by CD