Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition: The Workout
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Get up, get moving and start losing with three easy-to-follow workouts created by transformation specialist Chris Powell from ABC's hit show, “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition." You too can shed unwanted weight using the same exercises that helped people on the show lose hundreds of pounds.
Designed for any fitness level, begin with the Level 1 workout then progress to Level 2 and Level 3 to up the challenge and calorie burn. Chris and favorite show participants will be there every step of the way with modifications, encouragement and the inspiration needed to achieve your own total-body transformation!
Level 1 (10 min): Put your body in motion with gentle moves that work every major muscle group to ignite your metabolism, start losing pounds and inches, and begin your transformation.
Level 2 (20 min): Kick it up a notch with a calorie-burning workout that includes a cardio-infused Shredder Circuit, an ab-sculpting Core Circuit, and the “Dirty 30" that blasts fat in 30-second bursts.
Level 3 (30 min): Take your makeover to the max with calorie-crunching cardio, a Sprint Circuit of quick total-body moves to build muscle, and an Endurance Circuit that turns your body into a fat-burning furnace one rep at a time.
The numbers are impressive: the three folks pictured on the cover of Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition: The Workout lost a combined total of 579 pounds in the course of a year on that TV show. Of course, similar results are hardly guaranteed for everyone using this three-part video. But the motivation and inspiration are undeniable; these three and the others who participate under the guidance of trainer Chris Powell are not the svelte, perfect bodies seen in so many other videos, but they are clearly reveling in the thoroughly liberating process of dropping weight and getting in shape. The first of the three levels is the shortest (15 minutes) and easiest, featuring fairly slow, low-impact routines, a few positions derived from yoga (child's pose, bridge pose, cobra, spinal twists), half pushups, sit-ups, and other relatively gentle movements--all of which will be very challenging for some beginners, especially obese people who struggle merely to stand up straight from an all-fours position (yes, that's one of the moves). Powell ups the ante for the remaining two levels, each about 30 minutes and featuring exercises like the "speedskater," running in place, and various repeated sequences called "dirty thirties" (Level 3 has several dynamic "circuits" designed specifically to raise the heart rate and burn calories). Easier variations of most routines are also demonstrated, and Powell issues frequent reminders that users should work at their own pace and take breaks as needed. The shallow end of the pool? Sure, if you're an experienced exerciser. But if you're not, this is a good place to start. --Sam Graham
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Featuring tips and motivation from show participants LaRhonda Darby, Rachel Oliver and Alex Respess
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There are three levels in the DVD. Each level has its own warm up and cool down.
In all three, Chris Powell leads a group with various fitness levels.
Level 1 is about 15 minutes. This workout is for people, (like the people on the cover, when they first wanted to get fit), who are just starting out. Movements are slow and carefully controlled. Mr. Powell instructs with safety in mind and works on the upper body, the lower body, and the core.
Level 2 is about 25 minutes. This workout bumps it up a bit by introducing some aerobic movements. Aerobics include some high impact, but there's always a low impact version shown. Mr. Powell works more on the upper body, lower body, and the core.
Level 3 is about 30 minutes. Mr. Powell continues the upper body, lower body, and core work with longer aerobics, a series of squats, pushups, ab work and so on. Easier modifications are shown.
Mr. Powell's instruction is friendly, gentle, and mindful of newcomers to exercise. No equipment is needed. The DVD explains consistency in exercising over time to improve health.
Now, I'm fat. Very obese. It's my own fault-- no exercise, eating what I want. Sitting all day at a computer.
I'm very upset with my body and the few times I actually look in the mirror... it's depressing.
As a promise to the Mrs, I promised to lose weight and live longer. With his book and this video I'm on my weight.
I'm currently on Level 1 and 10 years ago this would be a warm up. Today, it's kicking my ass. But Chris is amazingly motivational. This video is exactly what I need and ordering it was the best thing I've done for myself in years.
If you find level 1 too easy -- awesome. I'm not past it yet, so I congratulate you on not getting to the point I have.
There's two more levels to go... and for the first time in a long time, I'm excited to get there.