Kathy Smith - Timesaver - Lift Weights to Lose Weight
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Bottom line, Kathy Smith has designed a terrific workout tape that is easy to stick with and will give you the results you want.
A caveat about equipment you'll need. I watched the intro and it said all you need to get started is a set of dumbbells and either a chair or a weight bench. I went w/ the bench. Then I got to the second workout, where they suggested ankle weights, and also the exercises required a straight-backed chair, which I did not have, as I bought the bench. Sigh! (If I did this over again, I'd skip the bench cause a chair will work just as well).
That said, these are two fast, fun workouts that produce results. The lower body, especially, seems to burn my legs up but then, maybe that's where I need the most work. The mercifully-short abs/back "bonus" workout is over before ya know it, which (if you hate abs work as much as I do) is a good thing. I can really feel a difference, though, so hey, it's working!
The background music is cheesy but fun, and Kathy's enthusiasm is infectious. If her motivational outbursts piss you off, you should really try to get in a more positive frame of mind when you work out, I think.
One final suggestion: try vigorously vaccuuming your workout space as your warmup. Five minutes, and you really warm up all the muscle groups. PLUS... you've cleaned your carpet. No sense in jogging in place for five minutes when you can vaccuum!!
I don't recommend this video to beginners. It's much too fast. Great video for a 6-12 week toning. I will mention that a weight bench is helpful and there is a 7 minute ab workout at the end which I didn't even know about. The workouts went so fast I couldn't believe they were 20 minutes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Terrific product delivered well ahead of schedule! I look forward to a great exercise program to get back into shape! Thank you!Published 10 months ago by Richard G. Breedlove
This workout just didn't do it for me. I LOVED her upper body / lower body workouts - the music was energizing but not raucous. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Ms. Pickle
Fantastic DVD and covers all the muscle groups. Unfortunately, due to neck and spinal issues I can no longer use it. Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by R. Mauler
the video had some good exercises but very little use or instruction on free weights. I wanted a video on free weights. Very disappointed.Published on November 22, 2013 by Jan Siegel
If you are thinking that 20 minutes isn't enough time to get a good work out, think again. I love the easy to understand exercises. Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Mallerie B.
Love this fast and effective work out. I was a fitness instructor, I think this is a great way to stay on shape. Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by Katel
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