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Very Good Intermediate Workout
on August 22, 2011
This is a good, heart-rate lifting, sweaty workout. The moves include a lot of floor work (pushups, squat-thrusts/burpees, planks - on hands, elbows, and alternating), some moves with weights (which can be done without weights, if desired), jumping jacks and some other plyo moves, lunges, squats, marching, kicks, and a little bit of standing ab work towards the end. The fit twenty-somethings in the video sweat like pigs, and occasionally lose their form (though thankfully, they aren't the drama queens we see in certain other videos - no exaggerated grimacing or grunting).
I work out almost everyday, and it is a challenging workout with almost no modifications included - and no breaks - it's a solid 45 minutes, including warmup and cool-down. I cannot imagine anyone who is over 200 pounds, has joint pain, (particularly knees), or who is over 40 and beginning an exercise program or returning after years to react to this with anything other than wide-eyed amazement and swift disillusionment. It may be a good "Bob Harper for Beginners" workout, but a real beginner's workout? No, no, and no.