Richard Simmons - Disco Sweat
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Burn that fat away to such disco hits like I Will Survive and Disco Inferno. Let Richard Simmons take you through a low-impact aerobic workout that gets you sweating as well as singing to those favorite disco oldies. 2001/color/72 min/NR/fullscreen.
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thought this might be just as good. BOY! Was I WRONG. The moves
are way too involved to learn and by the time you do, they're on
to the next move. What a waste of my money and time.
Then a few weeks ago, I was getting bored with the elliptical at the gym and wanted to do something entertaining. So I ordered the DVD on Amazon, and fell in love with it all over again. All my fit friends like Insanity and P90X, but I'm just not that type. I really need to be encouraged as I go along, and no one does that like Richard. At the point during "Give It Up" where I always get the most worn out (and where other people probably do too), he says, "Just keep trying, that's all." I know it's just a video, but that positive reinforcement is uplifting every time I work out.
Another thing I like is that none of the other dancers (except that black guy with the muscly arms) were intimidatingly fit. Normal people. BBWs gettin' their freak on. There are women that have to be at least 250 lbs, one might even be closer to 300, and they do all the moves seemingly effortlessly. They may be overweight, but I bet they're in better cardiovascular health. And Richard himself isn't some huge bulky guy or a beautiful woman in shorts and a sports bra. When you get past the clothes, he looks pretty normal. Look closely, though, and you'll see he's got some serious muscle.
In short, I love everything about this video. I love that it's supposed to be 70s themed but you can tell it was from the 90s. I love the lady in the DJ booth whose only job was to hold up the "How are you feeling?" sign. And yeah, I like hearing that I'm a special creation.
There's also 3 high-intensity intervals, which he never did in the "Sweatin' to the Oldies" series. This is supposed to make you burn fat more effectively. I've lost 8 pounds in 3 weeks from doing this every day and I don't have a whole lot more to lose. It's a low-impact, high-intensity workout. You get the same workout without hurting your joints and back.
Great buy!! I'd recommend this to anyone!
This workout is long (if you do the whole video) and is guaranteed to work up a sweat if you are overweight and out of shape. But it's never so intense that you feel you just can't go on. Also, having the DVD divided into segments means you can choose to do the full video, or just a few of the routines, according to your needs. When I have time I do the whole thing start to finish, but on busier days I can just do 3 or 4 of my favorite routines and get a decent workout. The stretch routine at the very end is soothing and feels GREAT after the workout.
Anyway, I know some criticize this video for not doing enough to explain the moves, but I really don't find this to be a problem--if you like dancing and are coordinated you will catch on and enjoy yourself. I recommend this tape as a great motivational workout for anybody who likes dancing and disco music, and who needs to get fit.