WEIGHT LOSS CARDIO KICK
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Includes a 16-page booklet of creative salad recipes from Cooking Light!
Burn calories, increase your metabolism, and lose weight!
This program provides everything you need to lose weight--and have fun while you do it. High-energy kickboxing moves keep your heart rate in the fat-burning zone, while the interval format maximizes calorie burn, increases your metabolism, and gives you the results you want--fast.
Define your arms, shoulders, and back using light hand weights and a variety of punches. Kicks target the inner and outer thighs and lift and tighten the glutes. The moves engage the core, so you'll be working your abs, too. Pick one of the 20-minute programs or do both together for a full, calorie-blasting workout.
You don't have to be a black belt to perform the moves--we've broken them down in a tutorial segment to teach the proper technique. Plus, since healthy eating boosts weight loss, we’ve included tips and recipes from Cooking Light, the magazine dedicated to helping you eat smart, be fit, and live well. You CAN finally lose weight--starting today!
Equipment needed: light hand weights
Violet Zaki, an international fitness expert and karate black belt, teaches at Equinox in New York City. Her emphasis on correct form and defined fitness goals--as well as having fun along the way--have earned her an enormous following.
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 4 Ounces
- Item model number : unknown
- Director : Ernest Schultz
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 50 minutes
- Release date : August 25, 2009
- Actors : Violet Zaki
- Language : Unqualified
- Studio : ACORN MEDIA
- ASIN : B001V7YZBQ
- Number of discs : 1
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The workouts are broken up into 2 20 minute sessions (or 2 31 minutes which include warm up and cool down).
I found the moves easy to pick up, taking me only about 3 times to start really getting the routines down.
She divides the 20 minute workout into several blocks. After each one she slows you down to a march and takes you through some breathing. This really helped me out! It gave me a chance to catch my breath. I've done workouts before that never let up and I find myself just shutting down before i could finish. That is not the case here!
I also found her to be very motivating and upbeat. Every time she says: "You're not going to quit on me now, Of Course You're Not!" I always keep pushing. She constantly talks to you, and everything she says still feels just as motivating on workout 20 as it did on number 1.
The time really goes by fast. Even when I first started and I didn't think I could get through a whole workout (oh no!). Before you know it you're done.
Since I still consider myself a beginner I can't really say what someone more advanced would be looking for in a workout. I feel that intermediate level people might still find this fun. I do think that people more advanced may not get the challenge out this workout that they would probably want.
All in all, I highly recommend this.
5 minute warm up includes side jabs, front punches, hooks & upper cuts, lunge stretch, squats, front kicks & rear kicks, chambers & round house kicks.
Power Sculpting (20 min.)
You will need two sets of weights; 3-5 lbs for the heavy weights, 1-2 lbs for the light weights. Violet progressively builds on the movements. She alternates sculpting and cardio. Violet begins with sculpting; arm scoops w/ weights & shoulder presses, then adds squats. Cardio Blast with jacks, jump rope, shuffle squats and forward/back shuffles. Next, leg sculpting - lunges, squats, & kicks with jacks. CB with upper cuts and football run. Arm sculpting - tricept work, hooks & uppercuts. CB - Front kicks, calf pumps.... You get the idea =) There are two remaining sculpting/cardio sets. Violet finishes with 5 minutes of pure cardio.
Drills & Combos (20 min.)
No hand weights for this! Violet start out using jabs, hooks, uppercuts and builds from there. Next she works on kicks; front, back, & roundhouse. She adds some jacks upping the intensity. The rest of the cardio is comprised of different combos incorporating all the kick boxing moves.
6 minute Cool Down
I really enjoyed this cool down. It's better than most I've seen, which was refreshing! Violet stretches out the legs while incorporating some balance too. I enjoy her breathing techniques, which may come from her Karate background? She does the usual stretching for arms. The music is nice and relaxing =)
Bonus Material includes a segment that explains proper form for the kickboxing moves, I highly recommend reviewing this. I learned my form for the hook was incorrect. There is also a 5 min. segment from her Weight Loss Cardio Scuplt DVD.
If you do this workout in its entirety, you will be extremely sweaty!!!! There are modifications for beginners, so I recommend this for all levels. This is great cardio work. If you are an advanced exerciser, the sculpting is not near enough at an advanced level, but I highly recommend for cardio! I love this DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!
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There are three people on screen - the instructor and one other doing the standard moves, whilst a third person does supposedly modified moves for people with limited movement or beginners. The problem is, I watched her on and off throughout the DVD and couldn't really see how her movements were modified. Apart from ones where you have to jump in the air (she simply raises up on her toes), all the other movements seemed to look the same, so if you're a beginner, this isn't going to help at all.
The introduction tells you how often you should do the DVD exercises and the correct hand weights to use, which many other workout DVDS don't.
I started slowly, building from once a week to twice to three times etc
This allowed me to ease into it slowly and build up my fitness.
I would definitely recommend this DVD.
I've been looking for something that wasn't full of whooping and "Yay, feel the fitness!" type of chatter, but took you through the cardio workout. It's a bit hard to keep up with the transition between the exercises the first once or twice, bit you pick it up fairly quickly.
If you're new to working out or returning to working out (because you're starting to get on a bit and may have put on a few pounds, like me), this is an easy enough workout to not leave you crippled the next day whilst still leaving you know you've been through some exercise.