Amy Bento: KICKBOX SURGE & CORE TRAINING
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If you are great at picking up choreography and enjoy listening to pretty recent pop music, I recommend this DVD. Amy even includes Rihanna songs in this dvd, and it's hysterical to hear her sing along. However, if you are mediocre at choreography and are looking to get your heart rate really going, I would pass.
Amy is having a blast in this workout; her enthusiasm is catching. I smile just watching her.
I love complex choreography and have no patience for workouts where the moves are broken down and reviewed over and over. I like to use my brain when I workout and trying to get the moves down keeps me engaged. Amy will do a move a few times, then put it into the routine and do the routine a few times. By the end of the routine, I get the move.
Amy explains what she'll be doing before she does it. Since I'm not completely familiar with her terminology, this isn't as helpful to me. But, it doesn't matter since I just keep alternating my right and left foot and eventually it all comes together. The flying knee, back kick, front kick is especially challenging, but really fun once you get it.
The core refining section at the end is fun and filled with some unique moves.
I highly recommend this DVD for anyone wanting a challenging kickboxing workout.
I was nervous about buying an Amy Bento DVD because so many reviews complained about the complex choreography. However, I was really hungry for a new DVD, and it's hard to find one that is purely kickboxing, advanced, and over 45 minutes long. I am pleased to say this one fit the bill.
First of all, if you are nervous about the reviews about the complexity please do not be dissuaded. Yes some of the moves take a couple of attempts to get down, but that adds to the enjoyment of the workout. I watched the video twice before trying it. The first time I did the workout there were a couple of spots that tripped me up, but the second time through I had almost no problems. I agree with another reviewer who said that you don't want a workout that you can do perfectly right away. Once you get it down it's a lot of fun.
The format of the workout is good; there are 5 kickbox sequences; each is followed by a brief, kickboxing-inspired "surge" that is higher impact and intensity. You have an option of doing the whole workout without the surge, which I really like for a day when I want something easier on the joints. Each kickboxing segment is progressive. First Amy teaches you a move that you practice a few times, then she teaches you a new move, then you put the two together. You do that a few times to build up the sequence, then put it all together, then switch sides. After all that you repeat the whole thing on the right then left twice. By the time you get to the final pass through you might be a little bored with the first move you learned.Read more ›
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If I want a break from box aerobics but wants something intense this fits the bill. It tones your legs and arms quickly while working your oblique muscles as well. Read morePublished on May 27, 2014 by Aleatha Coleman
This is a fun workout with rockin' music! I agree with the other reviews about the music/sound being quiet. I, too, crank up my TV to remedy that problem. Read morePublished on March 11, 2014 by s~tyro
I'm used to more serious kick box styles, the choreography on this was way too dancy for me. Felt like I was in a 80s aerobic class with a couple of jabs in the mix so they could... Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Michelle K.
I've only done this DVD twice, but I prefer moves that aren't too difficult to catch on to. Some of her moves are very difficult. Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by Sonya Tino