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Prevention Fitness Systems: 3-2-1 Workout


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  • Actors: Chris Freytag
  • Directors: Andrea Ambandos
  • Format: Closed-captioned, 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: Gaiam - Fitness
  • DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
  • Run Time: 49 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 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: B0009WFFPO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,269 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

You'll never get bored with this new high-energy body-sculpting workout form Prevention, America's leading healthy lifestyle magazine. Tired of repetitive routines? Looking for a challenge? Then the 3-2-1 Workout is for you. With the help of leading fitness experts, Prevention has developed this workout for all fitness levels. It's a fat-burning, body-firming program that includes six circuit intervals, each consisting of 3 minutes of cardio moves, 2 minutes of strength training and 1 minute of ab exercises. You'll burn fat and tone your arms. legs, butt and abs all in one workout...and never be bored again.

Customer Reviews

It is a great workout DVD, with clear instruction and modification for beginners.
V. J. Fauntleroy
I dont ever get bored during the workout, and if I get to an exercise that I dont like to do, I know it wont last long and I can stick to it.
Kim
This is a great circuit training workout, it combines cardio with weight training and you get a variety.
Turbo6x2

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144 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Cleo on September 26, 2005
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Wow, I've done this workout twice and love it. It combines it all, aerobics, strength training with weights and core work (abs).

It's called 3-2-1 because it has 6 circuits comprised of 3 minutes aerobics, 2 min strength and 1 minute floor work focusing on core and abs. Each circuit has a different theme and works a different body part. Themes include dance type aerobics, tae-bo style kicks and punches, and an absolutely beautiful power yoga sequence near the end.

It's great to get the aerobics and strength and abs all in one 45 minute or so workout and you WILL be sweating and feel you had a great workout by the end unless you take it down a notch. (They do suggest beginner modifications if you are not up to full throttle just yet).

I'm a loyal Prevention mag. reader and that's why I ordered this video and I'm not disappointed.
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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Little Miss Cutey on October 25, 2005
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This is a good dvd. There are six complete circuits - each one has about three minutes of cardio, two minutes of toning and one minute of corework. Chris Freytag's cuing is great and she has just the right amount of enthusiasm to motivate rather than annoy. My favourite cardio section is the Latin dance. Get thos dvd for all levels of fitness. There is one demonstrater that shows you a low impact version if you aren't overly fit yet. I totally recommend this.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A. Lovell on March 8, 2006
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I was pleasantly surprised with this workout! I was skeptical as to how effective a 3-minute aerobic, 2-minute weights, and 1-minute core workout would be... but it was great! I was sweating, my heart-rate was escalating, and by the end, I felt energized and strong! The instructor is delightful (very encouraging and fun), and the mood and music are upbeat. There are even tips that scroll at the bottom of the screen to help make it the most effective (breathing, positioning techniques, etc.) After the workout, one of the women demonstrates other useful relaxation and massage techniques. I am very happy with this purchase, and will use this circuit often as part of my workout regime!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Anker on December 6, 2005
Holy moly! This DVD will kick your butt, while it tones your butt. Very clear instructions and lots of variety. 6 circuits = 3 min cardio, 2 min toning, 1 min core. At circuit 3 I was wishing it was over, by circuit 6 I felt so accomplished. This will no longer gather dust on my exercise shelf.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kim on March 15, 2006
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I really like this video, and here's why:

Chris Freytag is a great instructor. She keeps the energy up without being obnoxious or overly peppy.

The variety of the sections is great, different music and moves that are fit to real life exercise (basketball, dancing, etc.). Each section ends on the mat, incorporating abs into all sections so that it is thorough but not overwhelming.

The 3-2-1 format keeps things moving quickly. I dont ever get bored during the workout, and if I get to an exercise that I dont like to do, I know it wont last long and I can stick to it.

Based on this one video alone, I am going to buy more Prevention DVDs and maybe even Chris' own series.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By confedjasmine on February 27, 2006
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I love reading Prevention magazine!! It is always so interesting, entertaining, informative, etc. When I read about the 3-2-1 workout, I was intrigued and wanted to find out more. I read the reviews on Amazon and thought, why not give it a try?! I always feel more energetic when I workout, but because of my busy work schedule, I can't always make it to the gym. I really prefer to workout at home with videos anyway, so now I have no excuse not to get out of bed!!

This is a good workout for your whole body incorporating weights and cardio. The cardio intervals are just long enough to get your heart pumping without leaving you feeling like you will pass out or have an asthma attack. The intervals using hand weights are short and sweet, getting right to the point for those who are bored with weights or just don't like them. And you get a good workout for you abs as well.

I recommend using 2 to 3 lb hand weights for beginners. Work your way up to 5 lb, 8 lb or higher.

I gave my review 4 stars for two reasons. There is no guidance on what weights to use for which exercises. In my experience (granted it is not much!), I feel one could strain his or her back/shoulders using too heavy a weight. Use your best judgement knowing your strengths and weaknesses. Also, I dislike the cool down routine. I feel it is too short and some of the moves put some strain on the knees. If you agree, just do what I do. I repeat the warm up at the end of the workout instead of doing the cool down.

Overall, I recommend this workout for those who want to increase their physical fitness, build muscle tone, or just look and feel better. Enjoy!!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By EJM on November 9, 2006
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I was excited to do this workout given the other great reviews here. Going into it fully expecting to love it, I was a bit disappointed that it was not more intense.

I like the idea of the "circuit training" aspect, but unfortunately there was too much time in between each piece, and I felt that my heartrate dropped back to normal after each section. I thought the whole point of circuit training was to keep your heartrate up the entire time while moving continuously with very little pause between one exercise and the next? This DVD had too much time in between for the "graphics" showing what was coming up in the next section (assuming this is because the DVD is intended to be viewable as a complete 49 minute workout session or as individual sessions targeted for each body area if you have less time).

The workout runs as follows: Each body part is targeted in its own circuit - Six complete circuits - and each one has three minutes of cardio, two minutes of toning and one minute of corework (abs). The toning sections are each individually targeted: legs, chest, butt, back, arms and shoulders. Sounds good, right? In theory!

On a positive note, I DID find that this 49 minute workout seemed to go very quickly - not sure if that was because of how the format was much less repetitive than most workouts (each section is different, with different music and exercises), or whether it felt quick because it just wasn't vigorous enough to make me feel like I had done anything too difficult or strenuous by the time it was over.

I am NOT really at an advanced or intermediate level as far as working out goes, and I am definitely used to more sweating and moving than I got from this workout.
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