The Biggest Winner: How to Win by Losing - The Complete Body Workout (Shape Up: Front / Shape Up: Back / Cardio Kickbox / Maximize: Full Frontal / Maximize: Back in Action)
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Why I gave the DVDs 4: There are no demos of the exercises, so if you are not familiar with the exercises in her book (Winning By Losing) you might want to watch the DVDs before you do them or to see what the modified version of the exercise is. I believe she mentions that in the intro as well. Also, there a lot of jumping. I read in another person's review that that can be bad for joint problems, so something to consider.
Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase. I would recommend this to a friend and I will probably buy it as a gift for someone in the future.
I exercise 5 days a week and do a combination of cardio, weight training and toning, so I'm in relatively good shape. However, I am still about 35 pounds overweight (not to mention over age 50), so I found some of the cardio movements (mountain climbers, plyos, etc.) either too tough or too fast to keep up with. I got through the entire workout, which was a half-hour I believe, but I had to do some alternative movements here and there. (P.S. You need an aerobic step for this workout--she uses it as an aerobic step and also to lay on to do some weight work, etc.)
No doubt about it, Jillian is tough. I truly believe that, if I was physically able to do this workout exactly as offered, I would see results. However, that unfortunately isn't the case. As a result, the workout had the effect of making me feel like a failure instead of inspiring and motivating me. That's not Jillian's fault--I'm just saying that it makes sense for me to spend my money on workouts that energize me and lift me up instead of making me feel like I'm not good or strong enough.Read more ›
If you like endurance weight training with short cardio bursts then you will enjoy these workouts! I have all 4 of Jillian's endurance strength training DVDS and they are very good especially when combined with 30-45 mins. cardio. The Maximize Full Frontal DVD is a little more intense than Jillian's Shape Up Front DVD; it has more core work, more one-leg moves and the cardio segments always use dumbbells. The Maximize Back In Action DVD is also a little more intense than Jillian's Shape Up Backside DVD; it has more core work, harder exercises and additional power moves. All 4 DVDs are an excellent buy and since they are all short workouts, you can easily combine them with cardio for a well-rounded 60 minute workout. Note: You will not like Jillian's workouts if you prefer to go heavy with weights.
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Love her workouts, always make you sweat! I am a beginner so some of them are difficult, but she does have where there is one person who does the modifying so that helps but some... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megan
I bought this DVD with a few others from JM. They are fun yet effective and straight forward. The workout is about 45 minutes long and I'm feeling the burn about 10 minutes in. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lauren2713
This is old school Jillian. All of these from this collection of videos is. It is not the Jillian I am used to from Hard Body or One Week Shred. Read morePublished 3 months ago by jaymi
Box and DVDs were in perfect condition. Great price, great service. Thank you.Published 4 months ago by Wendy Jo Cearlock
Good quality no scratches arrived in time estimate. No issues. Would recommend.Published 5 months ago by Rasputin
I bought this at a thrift store for about $2, and while I like it, I'm glad I didn't pay full price. Read morePublished 6 months ago by blackmallow
Don't be fooled that this was released 10 years ago and may not be up to par with her newer dvds--it totally is. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ariel
I love this series. She is positive and not yelling at you like her other workouts. Also she doesn't curse in these DVDs. I really see great results.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've had these since 2007, and they're STILL my favorite workout. I feel amazing, have so much energy, and look my absolute, sculpted best when I'm using these. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. Summers