Anna Kournikova - Basic Elements: My Complete Fitness Guide
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The big negative I had, was, when buying it, there was nothing to indicate on the case that you would need all that equipment and a partner. You need a medicine ball, orange cones, a big powerball, hand weights, bands for your ankles, a giant grid for the floor, a step, and etc. I wish they would have had the tennis clips etc. on an optional separate part of the dvd. If you just want to do the work out, you have to sit through that.
I like it, because it's geared towards improving athleticism as opposed to just sculpting muscles.
The music is not too bad. It is bearable. The workouts are clear, concise, and more importantly good. If you are a tennis player, or an active person, this will help you out a lot. Oh and if you are just a male Anna fan you will like the video, too.
Anna's feeble nutrition and diet tips are a waste of tape. But I wish the producers had spent a little more time showing Anna play tennis. A tennis tip or two would have been nice and might encourage non-players to take up the game.
Someone commented on how awful the music is and I cannot understand what his objection was. It's pretty much soft rock, not played very loudly. The visuals are also shot with taste and restraint. No sleazy, lingering shots of her chest and butt, thank goodness. But my teenage son did enjoy watching it nonetheless.
The music is okay, her narration is helpful and concise, and the workout overall is pretty good. The only reason I don't give it a perfect rating is just because there really isn't anything new here per se. It's a good but ultimately pretty standard-issue workout. Also, the nutrition guide is basically just her macronutrient preferences with a few sample meal suggestions. Overall though it's a good video.
If you can deal with the music, Anna shows you practically every exercise to reach every muscle. It's a great workout and the exercises are extremely helpful for improving your physical ability in the sport you play, especially tennis which is why I bought this tape in the first place. It helps in improving your speed, strength, endurance, balance, and agility and even tells you how many calories you should be eating and gives you four examples of a good nutritional power breakfast. It also shows you how to warm up before hand and how to cool down afterwards.
However, the video does not tell you how much weight,sets, or repetitions you should do except for saying that you should use a weight amount to work out with that makes you tired after 15-20 reps. She uses an agility ball, cones, a box, a medicine ball, weights, lateral resistors, and a jump rope. You'd have to buy some of these exercise tools or use your imagination and use things around the house. But if you're serious about self physical improvement, I definitely think it's worth the investment.
I am rating this video a 4, only because the music is horrendous and I can't mute it because then I can't hear the instuctions.
If you have some knowlegde about reps and sets on your own, and you play a sport, especially tennis, or just want to get in shape and can get past the music, I would then recommend this video.
I would also recommend it to heavy metal music fans.
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Anna came into my living room the other day. (Must have been between tennis games). She left without asking me if I was busy that evening.
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Anna K is sooo hot. There is nothing better then just sitting down once in a while and watching this video. Read morePublished on February 18, 2003 by Zach McGregor
I'd give this more stars if I could. The only thing missing is the brass pole.Published on February 1, 2002
Not geared for females in need of an actual workout video, but I give it five chubbies for Annas male admirers.Published on January 23, 2002 by Zorack
Anyone who likes to see Anna's pretty smile, her "... body" ... ... or her charming manner - well...try NOT TO SEE this workaday, serious, business-like tape. Read morePublished on January 8, 2002 by Allen Wayner
Anna Kournikova doing an exercise video? First thoughts that come to mind: Finally a video that will show her in her oh so famous skin tight pre tennis match warmup outfits. Read morePublished on December 10, 2001 by Bill
This video really makes yah think. Anna K is so hot it hurts. Oh sure, not as much as jumping on a bycicle without a seat, but it hurts. Read morePublished on November 10, 2001 by Chris Kilian