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Kathy Ireland's Advanced Sports Fitness
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Join supermodel Kathy Ireland in this intense workout program featuring sports moves and weight-training segments for advanced exercise enthusiasts.System Requirements:Running Time: 65 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: HEALTH/FITNESS Rating: NR UPC: 084296406746 Manufacturer No: 40674
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I never watched an Kathy Ireland workout before, but I will definitely buy another one.
"Upper body weightlifting alternated with cardio routine that draws from plyometrics. Requires hand weights, a bench, and a mat or carpeted surface."
You can replace the bench by a chair and a step, or if you're ambitious an exercise ball, but you need to be able to sit on something and also lie down on something that allows your elbows to drop below you a little (for bench press and chest flye). The description on the DVD made me think it was going to be primarily a plyometrics cardio workout (one picture involving weights, but no other mention), when in fact there's limited cardio with only a flavor of plyo; it's primarily weights for the chest, upper back, shoulders and arms. The cardio part has some lower body work, but it's unweighted, and it also has pushups so I'm not sure it changes the balance significantly.
If the description had been accurate I *might* have gone as high as three stars, but probably would still have stopped at two. I will not be doing this workout again even though cardio/weights workouts are in my usual routine, which means I found it worse than most of the selections on 10 Best Fitness (http://www.amazon.com/10-Best-fitness-Various/dp/B00006LPBL). Here is why:
* The cuing and instruction are terrible. The lifts are supposed to be done two beats up, two beats down and then one beat up, one beat down, but the timing is completely inconsistent. The cardio segment is taught once, but not well, and then run through with almost no advance warning of what's coming next. It was incredibly difficult to follow, and not for any good reason, since none of the moves are hard. The cardio is the same thing every time it is done, also, which meant it would probably go from impossible to decent to boring on short order.
* Compounding the cuing problem are disorienting camera angles, music that nothing is done in time to, and Kathy giving her right and left instead of the mirror/viewer's right and left.
* Finally, there is a ton of downtime as you watch the people on screen move benches in and out of the center and drink water. The workout is intense enough to require downtime, but when I needed it and when it was given to me were not the same, so I would just as soon pause the disk when I need downtime and not watch them take theirs.
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First, I think it is too hard for Kathy.Read more
1) As mentioned by another reviewer, you need alot of space to execute the moves.Read more