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Self - Your Best Butt Fast

4.2 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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SELF, the premier magazine devoted to women’s health and well-being, delivers a workout designed to make you look and feel strong, confident and sexy. With these fun, easy-to-follow moves, you will trim and tone all over and get the backside you’ve always wanted in as little as four weeks, regardless of your current fitness level. This expertly designed routine will motivate you to reach all your fitness goals – fast! Best of all, SELF magazine’s Your Best Butt Fast! workout targets your glutes and thighs with a series of standing, floor and resistance exercises to create a tighter, stronger butt that you’ll love!

Trainer – Violet Zaki
DVD Bonus – Firm Abs


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Product Details

  • Actors: Violet Zaki
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Content/Copy-Protected CD, Dolby, 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: KOCH VISION
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A7BQSS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,039 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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This 45 minute workout is led by Violet Zaki, she is joined by two female exercisers, one who shows beginning or low impact modifications. They are exercising on a beach with the ocean just behind them. All you need is a pair of 2-5 lb weights and a mat if you don't have carpet.

This workout is split up into sections, kickboxing where you will do front, back and roundhouse kicks, then you will grab your weights and do some squats and various lunges (front, rear and side some adding leg lifts). Then there is a dance inspired section where you will do plies, standing leg lifts to the side, rear and diagonal in various tempos, finally you will do some yoga poses such as downward facing dog, 3 point pose, chair pose and tree pose.

You finish out on the floor where you will do a very brief bridgework segment before going into the cooldown and stretch. There is also a brief bonus routine that Violet leads all by herself.

This isn't a bad routine, it has a nice variety although some of the moves seemed a bit uncomfortable to me. Such as the side lunges into leg lifts, which could be modified into a 4 count move rather than adding the leg lift. Also during the kickboxing segment the roundhouse kicks are performed quite fast as they do 3 kicks in a row, I modified this and did 2 knee lifts and 1 roundhouse kick instead which felt more comfortable. Violet Zaki is a black belt in martial arts and has good form and can execute these well, but not all of us are as experienced as she is.

This workout is beginner/intermediate level, although I wouldn't recommend for complete beginners as there are some tricky moves in here that one can injure themselves doing if they do it incorrectly. There isn't any instruction on most of the moves, they just go right into it.
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Unfortunately, I went off of the one review that was listed here alone when making the decision to buy this DVD. Big mistake. Best Butt Fast offers a variety of exercise moves, all targeted to shape your butt and thigh areas, but when I purchased this I wasn't aware that there was a kickboxing section right after the warm up (I have bad knees and therefore can't stand kickboxing), nor did I realize the yoga component at the end was as lengthy as it was - it takes up almost 20 minutes of this 45 minute workout, and I am not a big yoga fan either.

Overall it is a decent DVD, but I will likely stick with my stability ball workouts and only do various sections of this DVD if that, as the standing floor work is KILLER, and what I'd initially hoped I would find on this DVD when I bought it. I've read the reviews for Self's Sleek and Slim Fast and will be trying that out. Best Butt Fast is somewhat decent, I will likely give it some time to see if I can get into the yoga piece - otherwise, I guess I can always re-sell it on e-Bay.
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I wasn't expecting much from this DVD, but it was surprisingly pretty good! I did the routine last night and my buns are hurting today! It's not a killer workout, but it seems effective. I like the fact that they mix a bit of aerobics (warm out), kickboxing, toning with weights (mainly squats), and yoga stretches. I think they cold have done the yoga part a bit more challenging.... overall it's an ok DVD for lighter days. I see myself doing this one when I feel kind of lazy!
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This is my top "to buy" workout! Not only is it a great timesaver working out at home, but its fun, too! I noticed a difference after doing this 4x a week for 2 weeks. My hips trimmed down, although what's tough is staying on it 4x a week!
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This video won't make you sweat but it is a great toning video. Violet Zacki is a much tougher instructor than Ellen Barret who is in some of the other SELF videos. This is a great workout for someone who has graduated from the basic workout videos. I was sore after this video (not even advanced Taebo videos makes me sore)
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This was a challenging and effective lower body toning workout lead by a good instructor. I liked the variety of exercises and the yoga component at the end. This is a good 40 minute lower body routine to put in a monthly rotation. I would consider it to be intermediate level
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I really like Violet Zaki, and enjoy her Self Firm Flat Abs DVD, but I am less impressed with this one. They jump right into the kickboxing moves without any explanation on how to do them, and run through them so quickly it's very hard to figure out how to do the move properly if you're new to kickboxing. About half of the workout is kickboxing, so if you're new to it or don't/can't do it, you're going to miss out.
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This DVD was pretty good. I bought it after I'd gotten the "Slim & Sleek Fast," with Ellen Barrett as the trainer. The lady on this one is Austrailian I think, so there was a bit of difficulty at first understanding her. Overall, the routine is effective, but the trainer isn't as good as Ellen.
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