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Firm: Firm Parts - Upper Body & Standing (2002)

 NR |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Good Times Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 9, 2002
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000062XEE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,496 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Targeting first the chest, back, shoulders and arms in the Upper Body workout (35 min.) followed by a challenging routine to shape your legs and hips in Standing Legs (42 min.). This DVD set will demonstrate how to get dramatic results. 2002/color/NR/fullscreen.

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Two Workouts from Firm Parts March 19, 2003
This DVD is a combination of The Firm's Upper Body and Standing Legs workouts. There is also a bonus feature included, The Firm's Bonus Fitness Training Program. This bonus program explains the physiology behind using weights, and discusses the importance of good form in performing sculpting exercises.
The Upper Body workout is a spliced combination of older firm workouts. From the leg warmers, Greek-inspired statues, and hairstyles you will note the age of this workout - the entire look and feel is 80's inspired. The music, as well, includes saxophone and synthezied pieces that are reminiscent of the decade of big hair.
The Upper Body workout itself runs for 35 minutes. There is a total of 11 minutes of warming up and stretching, 21 minutes of upper body weight work, and 3 minutes of stretching to finish. The exercises included are multiple sets of push-ups, pectoral fly, upright rows, and more. You will need dumbbells (3 - 15 pounds) for this workout. There is no ab work included.
The Standing Legs workout is also pieces out together of older, 80's style workouts. The workout runs for 42 minutes and includes: 8 minutes of warming up and stretching, 30 minutes of heavy lower body work, and 5 minutes of stretching at the end. There is no ab work.
The Lower Body segment uses dumbbells, The Firm's Fanny Lifter, and optional ankle weights. The exercises will be familiar to people who have done Firm workouts before: lots and lots of Leg Press step-ups onto the Fanny Lifter, lunges, knee lifts, and more. This is a difficult workout, sure to challenge any level.
The DVD has a Scene Selection feature, so you can skip over any segments that you do not want to use. However, if you select "Play Workout" from the Main Menu, you are subjected to a Firm commercial each workout you use.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's an Oldie....But a Goodie (Standing Legs Only Review) February 22, 2010
By lizo
I've been doing Standing Legs for 20 years! It's a compilation of Firm volumes 1-6 VHS -- yes, videos. Standing Legs is the toughest "tape" I've ever done in the series. It gets the job done! Break out the leg warmers and take a trip down memory lane.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it works... June 2, 2005
i began using standing legs 7 months after my second child was born. i had lost all my baby weight after baby #1 without working out, but it wasn't the same after #2. i used it 2 days a week- t & th, and used another firm dvd m,w,f, and after 7 months of faithfully using it, there was a considerable difference. sure, the outfits were cheesey. sure the music is not the greatest. but i didn't get this to be entertained. that's what movies are for. i had to really concentrate on the moves and for the first month on not passing out. but let me tell you- it really worked. now after baby #3, i am excited to know that standing legs is on dvd. my first was on tape and with no vcr, i've had to make due with other dvds that just didn't cut it. i will be sure to add this to my collection but, unlike the others, i will be using this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's tough!! January 10, 2006
Some people complain that "The Firm" instructors are cheesy ect., but most all workout videos have some annoying factor to them like that. I have had this video for about a year and a half. I got it in a four pack with the 5 Day Abs and Tough Tape 2. I find that sometimes, if my arms are tired, or have been injured in some way, I can use the Standing Legs DVD to give them a break. The same in reverse, if my legs are sore, I can use the Upper Body DVD. I think that the leg presses are tough and sometimes, its hard for me to complete this whole workout. If I feel too tired to keep working on mostly my legs, I switch to the upper body for a few minutes, then switch back. When I use this video, I only use it if I feel strong and ready for something tough! I'm always trying to remember to breathe out when I lift up the weights, and that helps make it work better and be more aerobic. I would say, if you don't maind that the people can be irritating, get this DVD. When you get used to doing the moves, you don't even have to look at the people.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but dated workouts February 11, 2009
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I will start off by saying that Upper Body has always been my favorite Firm workout (and I have owned over 50 Firm workouts). It is good for those days when you cannot stand the thought of doing aerobics or tiring out your legs with lunges and squats. I have probably done this workout at least 100 times in the last 12 years. I originally owned these on VHS, and wore them out.

If you use light weights, UB is a mild workout that still leaves you feeling like you completed something good. If you use heavy weights, you should definitely tire out your lats, triceps, delts and pecs. The biceps work is minimal, though. It is about 35-40 minutes long. But there are plenty of "pre-exhaust" exercises, such as for the triceps, that can make it difficult to work your lats and pecs at maximum weight. The final stretch isn't really appropriate here, as it was not orignally designed for a solely-upper-body-workout, so I would recommend doing your own upper body stretches instead.

On to Standing Legs. This workout was always known as a form of torture to the legs back in the Firm's heyday. It's still hard. But it's not so long that you feel as if you're going to die. With lighter weights, you can still get a great workout and have the chance to develop better form. Heavy weights and your lower body will be screaming. It's about 45 minutes long. The stretch at the end is okay, but not really complete after such a tough workout, as it's only 4 minutes long.

These were filmed from 1985-1993, and it shows. They do look very dated now. Some of the moves, especially in Standing Legs, are jerky. You really have to watch your lower back, rotator cuffs, knees, etc. That is true of weight-training in general, though. Be careful. But that said, these are effective workouts.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, awesome, awesome!
We bought another the firm episodes because we do not have enough. I've done lots of exersize today . Cool.
Published 1 month ago by l.pena
4.0 out of 5 stars Good DVD
I already had this on video, but needed to replace it. I love most the older FIRM videos and find they are timeless. Read more
Published 9 months ago by DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars You will love your arms
I like this workout so much I had to replace the copy I had.
Published 10 months ago by judith gamarsh
4.0 out of 5 stars Good workout, but choppy
This is basically a bunch of different video segments put together, so it jumpe around a lot. It does provide a good workout for the upper body, but they could have done a much... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Kim Entzminger
5.0 out of 5 stars The Firm: Firm Parts Upper Body and Standing
This is a fabulous dvd, and it is old fashioned. That is partly why I bought it, I like the old timey looking dvds. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Nadine Cummington
5.0 out of 5 stars Tough!!
I have had this DVD for a while now, but hadn't added it into my workout rotation until this week. I just did Standing Legs for the first time and WOW! What a tough leg workout! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars fit
combines resistance with cardio, definite sweat & good workout. modify the movements if you're a beginner & increase as you get stronger. love it.
Published 14 months ago by sarah j.
5.0 out of 5 stars OUCH!
I did this. Could barely finish it. And I am dying!! But all in a good way. :) I highly recommend this to anyone looking in add to their firm video collection. Good luck though! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Happigirl
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Standing Legs!
I had this workout on VHS for many years. I was so happy to find it on DVD. I have never found a workout that got me in shape faster than Standing Legs! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Scarlet13
5.0 out of 5 stars Tried and true
I originally bought this as a VHS in a boxed set and fell in love with how hard this video was. I feel good when I do this one even f it takes twice as long to do it :) Glad to... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mel
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