Extreme Makeover Fitness - Weight Loss Workout for Beginners
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"Time crunch" workouts are more target-specific (upper-body, lower-body or abs) and take approximately 20 minutes each.
There is no 'real' warm-up on these workouts. I started with Mondays' workout, and was disappointed to see that they immediately started by jogging in place and doing lunges and thigh exercises. There were no instructions to have previously warmed up or stretched, but I would recommend it.
These workouts are not for any beginners that I know, but more like 'intermediate.' Expect to sweat, and burn, and to hate Bob. Overall I really enjoyed the workout portion of this DVD.
I was expecting this DVD to have stories about the three women pictured on the back of the cover (one of whom is featured on the front.) However, their stories are only briefly mentioned, with before and after photographs. There is a section with style tips that features Autumn, one of the guests from Extreme Makeover, that was mildly helpful.
I wouldn't recommend this workout for severly overweight people, but for people with 20 or 30 pounds to lose, it's perfect.
Well .. they do have seven exercise sessions, but they are just different combinations of the same nine "snipets". There are three workout categories (Abs, Upper Body, and Butt, Hips & Thighs) and for each category there are three choices (cardio, toning, cool down). Thus, the nine snipets.
Here are the main things that concerned/disappointed me:
1. As I mentioned, there is actually very LITTLE variety in this video. The silly comments the girls make to the instructor about "taking it easy on them" are cute ..... the first time.
2. The screen will suddenly shoot to split screen, or even TRIPLE split screen right while you are counting your reps. The main problem here is that they put up the two or three screens OUT OF SYNC. This was very disturbing and distracting. On one mini-screen the girl is counting "seven" and on the other mini-screen the guy is counting "nine". I totally lost track of my reps on numerous occasions. In addition, one will have their leg up, the other has their leg down, etc. Much more distracting than it sounds.
3. Each of the nine "snipets" are quite short .. about 10 minutes. They do not "flow" into each other. After one finishes, you have to wait for a menu screen to come up, and then listen to set-up instructions, etc. again for the next workout.Read more ›
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I'm a 59 year old male, in fairly good health. I check-out videos from the library and try them before I buy. I have tried numerous "beginner" exercise videos. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by S. Schmidt
sorry but i like Gilad exercise videos better. this says for beginners but there is still stome difficult things. Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by Deb Lady
I work full time and so quick workouts suit me the best.
This DVD is excellent with different sessions for upper body toning, lower body and abs. Read more
I ordered this item to try and get back on a work out schedule. It was o.k. for the first few days, but then I felt like I was not wanting to use the video anymore.Published on January 7, 2008 by Dori L. Barr
This versatile DVD will add variety to your workout routine! You can program your workout so you are toning just your upper body, just your lower body, or just your abs ... Read morePublished on October 14, 2007 by DJ
When I weighed close to 300 pounds and decided it was time to lose weight, this is one of the first dvd's that I bought. It was a great investment. Read morePublished on November 8, 2006 by Nancy M. Lenert
I think it's an amazing workout(s) for the money! I'm basically a lazy, unmotivated person I hate to admit so I love the option of just clicking on whichever day of the week it is,... Read morePublished on November 7, 2005 by booklover