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Good Workout DVDs for Cardio AND Strength Training?

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Posted on Jan 3, 2010 7:37:31 PM PST
Why horrible? I think she explains everything very well, and moves are simple, but fun and effective. I also like her approach with 3 levels.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2010 6:09:08 AM PST
YC Takahashi says:
The workout is okay but she is a horrible instructor.

Posted on Jan 2, 2010 4:30:49 PM PST
I like "Fat to Firm Fast" by Michelle Dozois. It is fun, effective and versatile workout . Michelle combains exercises for the upper and lower body simultaneously and cardio with wait lifting and nice stretching segment at the end. In just 44 minutes you will get good all body workout.

Pick Your Level: Fat to Firm Fast

Posted on Jan 2, 2010 10:23:45 AM PST
MickeyMcMick says:
My WORKOUT PhD DVD was filmed at the gym and emphasizes the proper form and feel to performing strength training exercises. Most people at any given gym are performing their exercises wrong, or at best, inefficiently. Results will come much faster if exercises are performed properly. "It isn't the exercise you choose to perform, it's the way you choose to perform the exercise that makes all the difference." Whether you work out at home with a little pair of dumbbells or other apparatus, or on high tech machines at a trendy health club, the basic rules are exactly the same. You can see videos here:

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2010 8:02:41 AM PST
Susan Hyatt's Rockstar's SO much better than Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred.....way more challenging and more stimulating because of the music!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2010 7:34:07 AM PST
The Tamster says:
I would not buy another Jari Love dvd. I found the work out boring and couldn't continue watching someone who seemed so focused on her own hair.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2010 6:47:03 AM PST
redstarsofar says:
The Firm videos with pink covers, especially Maximum Calorie Burn, Hardcore Fusion and 500 Calorie Burn. Also, Cathe Friedrich has some great videos, many of which appear on Fittv. All alternate cardio and weights.
I do the same type of workouts you do. I've found that 20 minute strength videos before my cardio 3x a week, like the Star Trainers series, Kathy Smith's Matrix and Jackie Howell's stuff make the most of my time. I don't like to interrupt cardio with strength.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009 2:59:06 AM PST
Beth Morey says:
I like the Results Fitness DVD, 10 Days to a Better Body. It's similar to The 30 Day Shred, but each workout is 30 minutes and alternates 1 minute of cardio with 1 minute of strength. One workout focuses on the upper body, and the other on the lower body.

I also like Michelle Dozois' 10 Minute Solutions: Carb Burner and her Your Best Body Circuit.

Posted on Dec 7, 2009 12:01:33 AM PST
Have you tried Scott Sonnon's FlowFit? It is a passable stand-alone fitness program, unless you're easily bored. As a minimum, I'd add either a chin-up bar routine or a lat-tower routine as these hit the muscle groups FlowFit misses. It has four levels of difficulty, and although I'm reasonably fit (by the Army standard), I haven't gone past the third level yet (after a few months of working with it) On the other hand, the first level is suitable for anyone of even the most basic degree of fitness (walking for 10-20 minutes and 10 push-ups or so). FlowFit II is more specialized for groundfighting/groundwork, but still interesting.

On the other hand, 8-9 hours a week of mid to high intensity cardio (like 60+ miles a week of running?) is pretty extreme. Have you considered making a video with a roadmap to get from a minimal level of fitness to where you are?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2009 10:14:20 AM PST
Any Gilad or Cathe freidrich dvd's will work. I have lost 50lbs with a combination of the two. you can google them watch samples on youtube, and then order cheap on amazon or ebay. Good Luck.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 10:49:44 AM PST
Like some have said, P90X is awesome but if you are limited on the amount of time you can commit, then you could look into another one of Tony Horton's creations: 10 Minute Trainer. ChaLEAN Extreme is my absolute fav & my main program, but there is another one that is fairly new called RevAbs that is definitely worth checking out. See a video clip about it here: & then love to hear what you think! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2009 11:43:18 AM PST
Susan Hyatt's Rockstar Workout. There are 2 different 20 minute workouts. They are BOTH challenging (even though one says beginner) and will kick your butt! This dvd is keeps my interest MUCH more than Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred, which tends to get monotonous.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2009 4:07:28 PM PST
M. mercille says:
I purchased both the Metabolism & Trouble Zones DVDs of Jillians and they are terribly boring. Many think they will get the Jillian from The Biggest Loser when they buy the DVDs. But she is very dry and not motivating on these.

Posted on Nov 5, 2009 1:01:40 PM PST
M. Richard says: anything on that page is fantastic, kevin kearns is pretty awesome, hes one of Kenny Florian's Strength training coaches and if you know anything about mma, how far florian has come you'll understand

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2009 8:17:52 PM PDT
healthnut says:
Hey there MMM Cheescake, I like Cathe Friedrich, (Bootcamp), cardio and weight training.. it`s not step aerobics. She`s known for being tough. (Drill max) cardio weights and core. is a good one too. with just a little step.Check her out.Also The rebounder trampoline workouts are great for breaking down dimples on the backside and thighs, That`s my target area.Happy workouts!

Posted on Oct 29, 2009 6:49:14 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 29, 2009 7:25:18 AM PDT
robinrg says:
I'm like you, I hate giving up cardio completely in a workout. I know I've had better results though when I do stick 2 or 3 days a week in with some weight work. My favorite which combines cardio and weights is "Get Ripped with Jari Love, Get Ripped 1000", you can do it without a step bench, but I like to do it with the step with 2 risers (bought it here on Amazon). I use anywhere from 5 to 8 pound weights for that one. It mixes 1 to 2 minute cardio segments with weight segments--interval training. Second favorite, is "Results Fitness 10 Days to a Better Body", and it would probably be my first favorite, except for the fact that I find it very difficult, even though I'm at the advanced level, this workout kills me because she doesn't give you a minute to rest!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2009 10:57:43 AM PDT
I second that. This workout is amazing!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2009 5:49:39 AM PDT
If your pretty fit and ready for a challenge,try the jari love dvd's.
They're great for upper body strengthening.You might want to try your first workout on a weekend as I guarrantee you, you will be sore the nextday,but it really works.Hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2009 1:12:59 PM PDT
Kitty says:
Cindy Crawford's Next Challenge. LOVE IT! I have not ever found any other work out video I can stand. This one has lots of visual stimulation's (its more like a music video or a cool commercial), it exercises every major muscle, you can make it as easy or as hard as you want (by adding more weight), it has good music and it's easy to follow. On top of that you can actually hear Cindy getting tired, you can tell which moves she likes and which ones she has to really push herself to do. It feels like she is a close girl friend hanging out with you and exercising with you. NOT telling you what to do and moving past you. Don't waste your time with anything else. This one is the bomb!

Posted on Jul 13, 2009 4:58:13 PM PDT
L. McHugh says:
Women's Health Fat Burning and Train For Your Body Type. I really like Amy Dixon and Jessica Smith. The Abs Diet Women's Workout is also a decent DVD with Jessica Smith. It has exercises for your abs from different disciplines like Pilates, Yoga and regular strength training. The cardio is not easy though, but cardio is not my favorite and I sometimes have to push myself to do it. I used to do strictly Taebo and did real well with the original DVDs but the older I get the harder it seems to be on my knees so I have had to back off on it. I still like it for the fat burning and the way it really slims your waist. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009 11:04:58 AM PDT
R. Sofield says:
Results Fitness: Boost Your Metabolism

Recently started this and I feel its an incredible work-out for the time, its about 55 minutes including warm-up and cool-down. Tracy is a lot friendlier than Jillian Michaels (tho I do like her as well, but can understand why some don't...) It's intervals of cardio and strength and for me its the perfect amount of time for each. I sweat my butt off with this one and can totally feel it the next day!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2009 10:44:57 AM PDT
healthnut says:
I`ve been there, in my opinion Cathe Friedrich is the Best ,the most expensive but, the best .I got the best results from her workouts .working out is no picnic she makes you believe it`s worth the work. best wishes!

Posted on Jul 9, 2009 7:08:26 AM PDT
Kim says:
Honeybee: email me and I will send you the calendar via email. Insanity can be ordered through Friday through a coach. You can email me on that as well:

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2009 6:35:23 AM PDT
Honeybee says:
When is Insanity comming out to everybody? After Friday will you be able to order this on the web site?
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