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Old 06-14-19, 06:51 AM  
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Hey, I just did FIRM Crosstrainers: Strength today, and Pam puts you through some pulsing lunges, too!
I put this workout in the player last weekend and Joni'od it after 10 minutes. This is the second time in a row that I have done that when doing this workout. And this one used to be my favorite or one of them.

Pulsing lunges don't bother me but pulsing squats sure do, they are really hard on my back. I ended up doing Cathe's Legs and Glutes (most of it, skipped a few parts) and it was much better. When she does pulses or low ends I sub a slower count or a hold. I could have done that with Firm Strength but for some reason I was just not into it.

Not sure what is going on with me and the Firm.
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Old 06-14-19, 08:18 AM  
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I could have done that with Firm Strength but for some reason I was just not into it.
Hey, it happens. And it could have been your mood, the outfits, or that dark library set.

I don't think I have ever stopped one workout and swapped in another. I've certainly stopped one and just stopped working out for the day entirely, which I've done more than a few times on FIRM Volume 1 (like doing just half). But I feel like if something isn't connecting with me and I'm not feeling like I can either take a break or sub in another move, it must be my body telling me I'm done. Kudos to you for trying something different.
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Old 06-14-19, 01:15 PM  
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I just never clicked with the library set.
I did a fair amount of Volume 3 back in the day but I've never actually *liked* it so I'm not using it.
Volume 2's standing sets can feel endless (sigh). Volume 1 is still pretty fun though.
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Old 08-15-19, 03:52 PM  
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Hi Lucky Star!

I was wondering if you were still doing the one day Firm and one day walking workout rotation. I was thinking of doing something like that myself.

Do you get the results you wanted?

Thanks!

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Old 08-15-19, 07:44 PM  
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This summer I dug out all my old FIRMs (about 50) and am doing the FIRM 90 Day Rotation as well as walking a mile or more each day. Some days I also go to the gym and ride the exercise bike. I am retired so I have to look for ways to keep moving throughout the day.

I don't know about 'results you can see' but I feel great and I'm keeping my weight down.
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Old 08-15-19, 07:52 PM  
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This is what I am using. 90 Day Plug-n-Play Rotation Calendar.pdf
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Old 08-15-19, 09:02 PM  
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Vol 2 & 6 are the best for me.
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Old 08-15-19, 09:12 PM  
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I am doing a rotation of 3 days a week Firm or TL workouts and the other workouts, typically 3 days per week some kinda cardio and LOVING it. I also am getting my butt kicked by these Firm workouts. I think I musta gotten outta shape a little bit somewhere along the line. I love that whole body worked out feeling I get from the old Firms. I think Volume 1 is my absolute favorite, followed by Volume 2 and 4. I am also digging my Tracie Long workouts and have been doing the ones that most remind me of Firms like Staying Power and Strength in Movement.
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Old 08-16-19, 04:59 AM  
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Hey, it happens. And it could have been your mood, the outfits, or that dark library set.

I don't think I have ever stopped one workout and swapped in another. I've certainly stopped one and just stopped working out for the day entirely, which I've done more than a few times on FIRM Volume 1 (like doing just half). But I feel like if something isn't connecting with me and I'm not feeling like I can either take a break or sub in another move, it must be my body telling me I'm done. Kudos to you for trying something different.
I am guessing it was my mood, while I have always liked the Firm I tend to roll my eyes at the cheesy comments. I find the library set to be dark but it doesn't bother me really, I like the smaller cast in these two actually.

I did Firm Cardio this week (skipping the abs and the cardio segments as they were in Tough Cardio Mix which I also did this week). I really enjoyed it and got a nice workout in. I use a shorter box now, 10 inches. Not sure I will go back to 12 inches at this point, I think 10 is good and kinder to my hips.

I will revisit Firm Strength next week, or if I am feeling ambitious, this weekend. I will have to modify some sections, the pulsing lunges don't bother me but the pulsing squats do.

The beauty of the remastered chaptered versions is that you can shorten them up very easily by skipping sections, I really like that. I am not a huge fan of the Firms ab work, never have been so I often skip it. By skipping the cardio and ab sections of FC it cut it down to around 40-45 minutes rather than an hour which is a bit long for me these days, I will probably do the same with FS.

I would like to keep with this for a little while and see if it does anything, I am so out of shape right now. I don't have many Firm weight workouts anymore though, only the FS/FC pair, Tough Tape 2 and 2 of the pink Firms (Total Body Toner/Hi Def Sculpt) which are not as intense so I will keep those around. I will probably also throw in Jari Love Ripped in there as well so I can aim for 2 weight workouts per week.

Good thing I held onto my Firms, I was seriously considering getting rid of them because it had been so long since I reached for them, they feel like new again. I have thought of even reacquiring some other Firms, but don't really want to add more DVDs to my collection at this point so I will just stick with what I have.
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Old 08-16-19, 05:42 AM  
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I'm still doing Tonda's monthly Facebook rotation of FIRM and BeMax 6 days per week. I am 62.
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