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Body at Home: A Simple Plan to Drop 10 Pounds Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 5, 2009
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Jorge received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); fitness credentials from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Jorge's career was launched on The Oprah Winfrey Show in November of 1998. From there, he was featured in Oprah's Magazine in the January 2005 issue and featured again in her book, O's Guide to Life.
Celebrities who have since followed Jorge's diet plans include Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu, Kyle Richards, Eva Longoria, and most recently Steve Harvey.
Top Customer Reviews
"Body at Home" uses slow cadence lifting and static contraction in the workouts.
There is a recovery stretch after each workout, which gives you a chance to stretch after each workout section (four repititions of one exercise, then a 30 second recovery stretch).
You work the legs, shoulders and abs, it is a complete workout.
I recommend getting a balance ball and smaller weights with the workout (although these are not required, it is easier if you have these items to follow along).
I also recommend Jorge's "Belly Fat Cure" (which is essentially minimizing sugar intake) available on Jorge's website.
So far this year, I have lost about 15 lbs. following the "Belly Fat Cure" and using Jorge's workout DVD's.
My only (minor) criticism is that his audio commentary could have used some better editing.
But overall this is a very good workout, he recommends you do the three 20 minute workouts over a week (for example, one 20 minute workout on Monday, one on Wednesday and one on Friday).
When the book gets into the strengthening and conditioning, there are some major problems. For example, I did not notice a caution about consulting your doctor before beginning this training regime. If itis there (and I only read the men's section), it isn't highlighted and emphasized. I never found it. Equally important to safeguarding health, no warm-up procedures are evident. Again, IF they are there, they are not prominently displayed. I may be out of shape (not so much for 70), but I've had enough experience and training to know that warming up is vital. If for some reason that escapes me this isn't necessary for "controlled tension" exercises, than that needs to be explained. Until then, warm up first!
That being said, I like the controlled tension exercises, and I like the variety of exercises. I particularly like that you can get a good workout in half an hour that feels equivalent to a more tradional resistance workout twice as long or more. With the caveats herein, consider this plan. Done right, it should produce results without harm.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not good for me at this time. But I do see the potential after I recover.Published 14 months ago by Glenjwc23
CONVENIENT & ECONOMICAL: A simple, sensible program to get with it, and try to lose that last stubborn 10 pounds. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joseph H. Race
I'm glad I ordered the video. It makes applying the techniques much easier. I tried doing from just reading the book but I was afraid I was doing it wrong until I was able to... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Loraine P.
This video is awesome and is easy to understand and do .. would recommend to any one who has trouble exercising . It helps in many waysPublished on July 17, 2013 by nickelltimmie1
I'am a senior and the book was revelent to all age groups (adults),easy to do, everyone should get this book. pictures also help with doing the exercise the right way. Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by sonja gardner
I like this DVD. It is easy to follow and use. It includes 3 workouts and one bonus travel workout. I would recommend it.Published on January 30, 2013 by Moonlover
I ordered this book for just a few dollars and I really wasn't expecting it to be in the good condition that it was in. Read morePublished on February 14, 2012 by alexsmermaid