Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition: The Workout 2011
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Designed for any fitness level, begin with the Level 1 workout then progress to Level 2 and Level 3 to up the challenge and calorie burn. Chris and favorite show participants will be there every step of the way with modifications, encouragement and the inspiration needed to achieve your own total-body transformation!
Level 1 (10 min): Put your body in motion with gentle moves that work every major muscle group to ignite your metabolism, start losing pounds and inches, and begin your transformation.
Level 2 (20 min): Kick it up a notch with a calorie-burning workout that includes a cardio-infused Shredder Circuit, an ab-sculpting Core Circuit, and the “Dirty 30" that blasts fat in 30-second bursts.
Level 3 (30 min): Take your makeover to the max with calorie-crunching cardio, a Sprint Circuit of quick total-body moves to build muscle, and an Endurance Circuit that turns your body into a fat-burning furnace one rep at a time.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Featuring tips and motivation from show participants LaRhonda Darby, Rachel Oliver and Alex Respess
Top Customer Reviews
There are three levels in the DVD. Each level has its own warm up and cool down.
In all three, Chris Powell leads a group with various fitness levels.
Level 1 is about 15 minutes. This workout is for people, (like the people on the cover, when they first wanted to get fit), who are just starting out. Movements are slow and carefully controlled. Mr. Powell instructs with safety in mind and works on the upper body, the lower body, and the core.
Level 2 is about 25 minutes. This workout bumps it up a bit by introducing some aerobic movements. Aerobics include some high impact, but there's always a low impact version shown. Mr. Powell works more on the upper body, lower body, and the core.
Level 3 is about 30 minutes. Mr. Powell continues the upper body, lower body, and core work with longer aerobics, a series of squats, pushups, ab work and so on. Easier modifications are shown.
Mr. Powell's instruction is friendly, gentle, and mindful of newcomers to exercise. No equipment is needed. The DVD explains consistency in exercising over time to improve health.
This workout fit the bill for me. It has 3 workout options (roughly 10, 20, 30 minutes). The shortest has the feel of a joint-mobility warm-up (not very taxing for me) but the longest did cause me to break a sweat. Yes, there is some repetition between the different workouts, so if you plan on doing ALL of them in one sitting, then you'll probably be bored. They all can be modified to be easier or more challenging.
I found this workout GREAT for days when I don't want to do something too intense, don't feel like getting out my weights, or if I want a "spark" workout later in the day (just to get moving after sitting a long time). I also plan to take it with me as I travel for the holidays (doesn't require a lot of room, no equipment needed). I have 2 preschool age daughters and they really enjoy this video, also. The moves are simple and repeated for time; there is no foul language, like some trainers think they must (*cough* JILLIAN!), and the instructor is encouraging and friendly.
It's a keeper for me.
I don't understand why this workout video received so few stars by some of the viewers. I'm not overweight but needed something a little bit lower impact and this video delivered exactly what I was looking for. I average 5 miles daily on the elliptical or treadmill and this video still gave me a decent workout and was easy on my joints. THE VIDEO SAYS IT IS LOW IMPACT right on the case cover!
<My Bodymedia Data:> My weight fluctuates between 115-130 and I'm in my late 30's 5ft 4in.
Level 1 I burned 40 calories (2.8 per minute avg) 216 steps with activity of 09 minutes moderate 00 vigorous.
Level 2 I burned 127 calories (4.3 per minute avg) 892 steps with 19 moderate activity minutes and 05 vigorous.
Level 3 (modified) I burned 137 calories (4.0 per minute avg) 1415 steps 19 moderate activity with 07 vigorous.
The only thing I would have liked would have been a visual countdown clock for each interval and a couple of the kickboxing workouts didn't feel balanced.
I'm very happy with my purchase and glad I gave this video a chance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this exercise video. Most of the exercise videos are way too fast and taylored to the young and fit. This video is great. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Donna Leela
This DVD may not be a 5-star for me personally, but I think it's a great place to start if you are a beginning exerciser. Read morePublished 3 months ago by EmSoprano
This does a great job of starting off with just basic flexibility which for larger people is where we need to start. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Matt
This is a great video for beginners. I really liked it. was a good work out for someone who has not worked out in years, only just a tad sore this morning. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dennis