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Feel good, "fun and fit!" workout with Leslie and friends.
on July 12, 2009
I really love this workout. I have a large collection of Leslie's most recent dvds (I have all but one of the walk at home series) and this is my first WATP purchase.
I liked seeing the younger Lynn, Mary, and Jo. They were so pretty back then and they all still look pretty and healthy now-- check out the latest dvd, "The Big Burn- 2 miles" work out; all three cast members are there. ANd of course, Leslie looks fabulous. I don't know how old she was back then, but I hope I will look svelte like Leslie when I become that age.
I am in my early 20's and I fractured my foot and my knees start to ache for days if I try to do more intense cardio and strength training work outs. I prefer Leslie's work outs with out boosted walking options ( like this dvd) over the ones that do have it. I feel a little bad if I don't do the boosted walking in the other work outs because I feel like I haven't really did a mile. This work out is definitely safe and easy on my knees and fractured foot.
Parts of her miles have faster walking moments like in "Leslie Sansone's 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk" dvd. But unlike the "Fat Burning Walk" dvd, "WATP for ABS" start with a slow and steady warm up and I feel like I could walk more smoothly and effectively. "Leslie's Fast & Firm: 4 Really Big Miles" have a warm up too but it is pretty fast for a warm up, in my opinion, and even Leslie mentioned that the warm up is "a little peppy."
I use 1.5 or 2 lb hand weights because I don't have the walking belt. I think the hand weights do just fine and are a good substitute to the walking belt. The weights make my ab muscles to adjust and stabilize themselves so it helps with tightening up the ab muscles. The work outs do a lot arm movements with the belt while walking so you are forced to use your core automatically. If you don't have the walking belt, make sure to remember to tuck in your tummy because the walking belt is said to do the tummy tucking for you.
I like to do the 3 mile work out twice if I have the time and I always work up a sweat. The 2 mile work out is fun too. I keep forgetting to time the 3 mile work out but I timed the 2-mile workout and it is 28 minutes of warm up and walking with the last 2 minutes of the 30 minute work out used for cool down.