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Old 11-01-13, 05:43 PM  
upperwside
 
Join Date: May 2008
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Happy Birthday order for me!!

My 41st Birthday is this month.. I have not bought any videos in a long time as nothing was floating my boat. I have had a very very mild case of shingles so been tired but still working out.. but just lifting weights. Since I am feeling better I am ready for some fun cardio/endurance workouts !! I put on about 8lbs in the past 2 months and since my diet is ok.. well.. I have been naught on the Sat night cocktails/late eating of naughty stuff.. I am ready to work it off!!!

Any comment on videos below... love/hate/advice?



Patrick Goudeau presents Kickbox Burn

Ultimate Sweat and Tone DVD - Angie Gorr

30 Minutes to Fitness Trim Down

Cathe Flex Train DVD

tracydancecardio Tracy Anderson: Dance Plus Cardio

Stephanie Levinson's Slim Body Fitness

Toby Massenburg's Ignite DVD

Toby Massenburg's Afterburn DVD
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Old 11-01-13, 05:55 PM  
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I don't have most of these. Just wanted to point out that Flex Train is really not cardio or even metabolic in my opinion.
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Old 11-01-13, 06:00 PM  
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I had my 39th in July, and treated myself to *two* KCM 30MTF DVDs (my first)--so much fun!! I think if you're looking for a fun birthday treat, you probably can't go wrong there!

Happy birthday!
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Old 11-01-13, 06:09 PM  
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I don't have most of these. Just wanted to point out that Flex Train is really not cardio or even metabolic in my opinion.
Not sure what it is either? Looks like a light endurance strength ? Looks like fun and I like the look of the clip.
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Old 11-01-13, 06:11 PM  
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Stephanie Levinson's Slim Body Fitness
I've previewed this and done a couple of the (8) segments. So far I like it -- I think it's do-able for an intermediate and can be advanced if you do it as shown. I really like the instructor -- she reminds me of Jennifer Love Hewitt.

The 3 cardio segments (cardio blast, cardio sculpt, and cardio intervals) are a mix of high impact, low impact, some toning, etc. There's also a rebounding segment and a med ball segment. Both mix toning with cardio.

I really like the mostly-toning segments -- the lower body segment got my heart rate elevated. The arms is a great add-on and the arms/abs section is pretty tough.

I do wish she'd included a separately chaptered warm-up... (most segments have little-to-nothing in the way of a warm-up).
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Old 11-01-13, 06:11 PM  
upperwside
 
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I had my 39th in July, and treated myself to *two* KCM 30MTF DVDs (my first)--so much fun!! I think if you're looking for a fun birthday treat, you probably can't go wrong there!

Happy birthday!
Thank you! I have not done any KCM videos in a long time.. but I like her workouts. I like the look of the boxing/endurance weight mix in the new one..
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Old 11-01-13, 06:13 PM  
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I've previewed this and done a couple of the (8) segments. So far I like it -- I think it's do-able for an intermediate and can be advanced if you do it as shown. I really like the instructor -- she reminds me of Jennifer Love Hewitt.

The 3 cardio segments (cardio blast, cardio sculpt, and cardio intervals) are a mix of high impact, low impact, some toning, etc. There's also a rebounding segment and a med ball segment. Both mix toning with cardio.

I really like the mostly-toning segments -- the lower body segment got my heart rate elevated. The arms is a great add-on and the arms/abs section is pretty tough.

I do wish she'd included a separately chaptered warm-up... (most segments have little-to-nothing in the way of a warm-up).
Thank you... I have another video of hers and I like it.. so I thought I would give this a try.. like the idea of a rebounder section. Can you mix and match sections or is there premixes .. can you skip around? I do not get the format..
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Old 11-01-13, 06:16 PM  
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Thank you... I have another video of hers and I like it.. so I thought I would give this a try.. like the idea of a rebounder section. Can you mix and match sections or is there premixes .. can you skip around? I do not get the format..
Nope, no cool programmable menu or premixes. She totally missed an opportunity with this. From the main menu there are 8 "workouts" (each approx 10 min.) If you pick the 3rd workout, it'll automatically play 4 (and then 5, etc....) when it finishes. But there's no way to pick, say, 1, 5 & 7 to make a workout.

You can skip a segment. So if you want to do 1 and 3, you can just chapter ahead to skip #2.
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Old 11-01-13, 07:15 PM  
Breezy Trousers
 
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Happy birthday! Aren't you the NYC girl who lives in Canada? If so, we tend to like the same workouts .... Anyway: Kickbox Burn! Kickbox Burn!!!! If you prefer athletic choreo over complex choreo, you'll probably like this one a lot. It's a fun calorie burner. FlexTrain is another fun workout, but, as Chomper said, it's not a metabolic workout. I'm using it as a laid-back, high-rep, weight-training'ish workout to reach for on recovery/non-motivated days. (To give you an idea: You can do FT in pj's & bare feet. I have.) .... I like Toby's first two workouts a lot but can't comment on his two latest releases other than to note a VF'er disliked Afterburn's frantic pace and lack of chaptering..... Regardless of what you choose, I hope you have fun on your 41st.
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