Trainer Violet Zaki
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Self - Your Best Butt Fast
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(Oct 04, 2005)
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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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great workout! My butt is in pain today :) interesting and not boring. She changes it with segments. Violet is a great instructor.Published 23 months ago by NY rat
Kicks my butt. It gets a bit old, but it is worth doing. Make sure you're ready to sweat like mad.Published on December 5, 2013 by M&M
This is a great workout DVD. I really like all the different moves all working butt muscles, it is hard enough to really get you sweating.Published on October 17, 2012 by Ak.Blueberry
Good workout for those over 40 like me. I am looking to tone these areas and none of the excercises are too diffucult. Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by just getn started
I first tried this work out when it was available for streaming on Netflix. I l o v e d it! It is a mixture of moves from Yoga and kickboxing plus other exercises that will for... Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Martina
First of all I absolutely love this dvd. I work up a sweat every time (and am noticing improvement), and I enjoy the combinations and the fluidity of the routine. Read morePublished on July 25, 2010 by coyotdancer