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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2009
My very first workout tape was Buns of Steel 4 with Tamilee Webb. I didn't have a step, so I would use a dresser drawer to work out on. At least I have evolved from there, partly because Tamilee Webb's abs and buns workouts have been some of my favorites.
I like to do cardio at home and strength training at the gym. On most cardio workouts, there's not enough ab work, so I always reach for a Tamilee workout for an add-on. Plus, her abs look good to me and like they are attainable if I just keep pushing play and doing the work along with her.
This Abs, Abs, Abs DVD is great because it puts all of those add-ons on one DVD so I don't have to switch DVD's if I want to do two routines. Some of these routines I only had on VHS, so I appreciate having them on one DVD as it makes working out more efficient for me.
Maybe it was because Tamilee was my first home workout instructor, but I have always liked her friendly "chatting" at me. She seems to have a great sense of humor about working out and being a home video instructor. Whenever she reminds the viewer about form, it's usually around the time my shoulders start straining towards my ears or my chin is resting on my chest.
Reagrding music, it always has been background noise during Tamilee's workouts to me. It's usually calming with a mid tempo, but there is a piece of music in the I Want Those Abs section that has always startled me as it sounds like a cat screeching. This happens during the beginning of the second set. It makes me want the work to end there.
The 10-minute abs from the Tighter Assets series is on here too, and that is done on the knees and on your side, really working the obliques. This is my favorite section.
There are pilates-inspired routines that are also good for the entire core along with traditional ab crunches. The chair section is not one I ever do, for whatever reason, I can never feel a burn or get muscle soreness in my core the next day when I have done that section.
All in all, there's really nothing to not like about this DVD if you like Tamilee as an instructor. This is a good add-on DVD with lots of routines to choose from that work your abs in every way possible.