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  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Studio: THE Exercise Doctor - Michele Olson, PhD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003AFPWI2
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New! Sealed Package! Think of it as the multivitamin you'll still feel the next day. The "Fitness Prescription: Perfect Legs, Glutes & Abs" DVD is your get-fit remedy from America's top expert in exercise science. Dr. Michele Olson is a PhD in Exercise Physiology and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine for Outstanding Service to Research in Exercise. She teaches and researches exercise every day with college athletes, students and women wanting to stay in shape.    Dr. Olson's approach is straightforward. The moves are easy-to-follow yet definitely challenging. These tested exercises are proven to work even your deepest, most hard-to-reach muscles. The two 25-minute, physique-friendly workouts produce results fast.   "Fitness Prescription: Perfect Legs, Glutes & Abs" uses moves that make a difference in a carefully arranged sequence so you'll feel them working and see results quickly. There are two 25-minute programs. Mega Moves uses the large muscle groups of the legs, glutes and abdominals for improved strength and great tonality. Master Moves works on deep muscle conditioning with challenging and stabilizing moves from the calves up through the waistline. The video also uses the important physiology training principles of unilateral training and muscle failure for overload.  These methods are most efficient way to torch off calories and sculpt a beautiful, lean, fit physique! SHIPS TO USA AND CANADA

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blow Torch for Your Thighs August 1, 2010
By snk
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I am a 44 year old intermediate to advanced exerciser and often use DVDs by Cathe Freidrich, Jillian Michaels and Jari Love, mixing it up with various other cardio DVDs. Saddlebags and lots of inner thigh fat have always been issues for me and since I've used this for one month, 3 times a week, there are no more saddlebags. And, my inner thighs are down significantly and that area is firm, not like jello anymore. I'm very, very surprised by that because it's gotten semi-firm before but never reduced, not a bit. There is defined muscle on my outer thigh and also starting up the inner lower part - that's amazing.

This DVD is worth buying because Ms. Olson is really on to something, whether it's the exercises and/or the sequencing this is working. The abdominal exercises are tough and also get the job done. I highly recommend this DVD because you really have nothing to lose by trying it but big, jiggly fat!!!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Mercy and worth every Penny August 23, 2010
I work out 7 days a week and have used exercise DVDs for many years (I own about 250 or so - I'm an addict :| - and I always look for the advanced ones) and this workout is incredibly challenging. It is just amazing. It actually works more than what it says. You get some upper body and cardio in too plus there are also some kettlebell moves. A great variety but with lots of reps to really fatigue the muscles (and they will be toast!) and for reasons I can't explain it was fun at the same time. I did it in the morning and by afternoon my buns were screaming. If you're looking for a challenge this is the one to get.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW May 18, 2010
By aubie
I may want perfect glutes,abs and legs, but it will never happen. But doing this workout I come very close with Dr. Olson's instruction. If you do this workout 3 times a week you will change your backside. The instructions are percise and show the Dr. Olson researched all the exercises before attempting to direct the DVD. This DVD is not the normal run of the mill DVD. This is a world class workout.
Dr. Olson is a professor and writes numerous articles on exercise. Excellent...!!!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you have bad knees, read this May 21, 2012
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I was surprised that someone said that these exercises don't hurt your knees because mine were hurting almost immediately after I completed the legs & glutes section. I do believe that these are good effective exercises for legs & glutes(haven't done the abs sections yet) and she does do a ton of reps to the point where you may be begging for mercy depending on your fitness level. But I find it interesting that in her intro, she didn't discuss any of the reasons why she chose specific exercises since she is an exercise physiologist. In Tamilee Webb's The Science of Fitness with Tamilee: I Want Those Buns! [VHS] Tamilee goes into detail about how the exercises in her DVD have been proven to be the best ones to tone up that area, and that's why she chose them. I expected to hear something like that in this one but she didn't spout any scientific basis. Surprising since she's a PhD. Also, she doesn't discuss proper form when doing the lunges and squats which is crucial for not hurting yourself. She just says things like "Go down only as far as is comfortable for you", which I don't find all that helpful. If you already know proper form, this will not be too much of an issue but I think reminders are always appropriate and helpful. If you have bad knees and don't know proper form, you could end up doing a ton of reps that can hurt you. Often, she takes a fast pace with the reps and it's easy to lose form which is what may have happened to me and why my knees were hurting, or it could just be that squats & lunges in general, are hard on the knees (especialy if you already have issues with them, which I do) even with good form. I'm not sure why people thought this workout was so "fun". Read more ›
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably not for beginners January 29, 2013
By heidil
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I have been exercising for a while now [running, yoga, kettlebells, Insanity, p90X, etc.] and wanted something to target my legs. I had been doing Brazil Butt lift for about a year and not getting the results I had hoped for, so ordered this seeing that it was reviewed as an advanced workout. That it certainly is! I now combine this with Brazil Butt Lift, and am noticing the muscles and tone in my legs much more now after about a month than I had with other programs.

There are 2 separate 30 minute sessions [and I enjoy doing one right after the other for a good hour of leg training, 3-4 times per week]. The first workout, "Mega Moves" will really get your heart rate up and your legs burning. You'll do a series of [many!] squats and lunges, with and without weights. I work up quite a sweat by the end of this one - it's a great cardio workout. The second workout, "Master Moves" is a little less on the cardio and has you work more on your stabilizing muscles by having you do more balance work. The two combined provide a great and challenging workout for the entire body.

I have to say, most trainers out there have a group of people behind them doing the moves so that they can stop to talk while not doing the whole workout, so I was impressed that Michele Olson is by herself and is able to talk the entire time without really looking out of breath despite all the hard work!

In addition to the awesome leg workouts, the ab routines are up there with the tougher ones I have done. Definitely not for the beginner, as even I have a hard time doing every move for the entire duration!

Overall, this is the most challenging leg and ab workout combination I have come across.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
it works really good .... the first day I was sore the second day I couldnt walk
Published 1 month ago by Sandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed!
I am an avid exerciser, I am a 40 year old female, I have been working out with Jillian michaels, brazil butt lift, the bowflex and even some cardio with Simmons. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dana
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this DVD
Straight forward instructions. Not for the beginner!

When you complete the different sections (even ONE at a time) you will feel a difference immediately. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Alisha
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good
I found this dvd very monotonous which is bad for 2 reasons: First - it's boring. I couldn't imagine wanting to perform this more than 3 times in a month. Read more
Published 8 months ago by bagelface
5.0 out of 5 stars Transform your lower body with this.
Wow, this is a workout you will feel. I have done the whole thing several times, its hard. Sometimes I break it into two parts, still hard. Read more
Published 9 months ago by bkttyhows
2.0 out of 5 stars There is Nothing Wrong with the Workout, but the DVD Quality Is Bad
Michelle Olson does a great job in the workout itself. However, first time I tried to play the DVD, it would not load. Second time I tried, it played flawlessly. Read more
Published 15 months ago by S. Bents
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple.....One of the best exercise video I ever had....
Thank you, one of the best excersice video I ever had...easy to follow, I have tone my legs and glutes in just 2 weeks....Thank you
Published 16 months ago by mimi276
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG! This is a Keeper!
This is definitely not a beginner DVD! The first Mega Leg segment kicked my butt! 3 days later & I was still sore! Don't get me wrong - I LOVE this DVD! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Shopper22
5.0 out of 5 stars Tough workout
Hard to do first several times through but then it gets easier and is worth the pain to get there
Published 18 months ago by Leslie
5.0 out of 5 stars Very challenging workout
Sound and picture quality are excellent. This is a very challenging workout. I have gone at my own pace and still been challenged. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ruth
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