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Old 06-19-09, 12:51 PM  
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I tried a full SS rotation and saw absolutely no results...,maybe even a decline in certain areas. Plus I was working out 60-70 minutes most days of the week (to bad music none the less). For that type of time commitment, I expect results!! I also have the SS Express and used them during my recent pregnancy as I considered them to be very light workouts.but can't see them yielding results either (unless someone was completely new to exericising)

I think there is merit to that type of training but these DVDs and the rotation don't do it for me. I traded all but one and will likely get rid of it too. I think there is a smarter way to work out to make thet most of your exercise time.
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Old 06-19-09, 12:52 PM  
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well, you guys...I must be a freak cuz I adore Slim Series. I don't even mind the music. The time flies by for me, and I go back to them whenever I feel my body needs a plateau-buster. I don't use them regularly because I have a gazillion workouts, but I do revisit them often.

There's just something really soothing about Debbie, the set, even the music that makes me feel rather hypnotized.
I could have written this...except I don't have the gazillion workouts I use them often enough it might be worth it for me to make backups and use them before I wear out the originals...can you do that???

As to whether they work...I didn't watch my eating when I did two back-to-back rotations and people still thought I lost weight!!! I should do another rotation (Slim Training). And this time watch the portions
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Old 06-19-09, 12:55 PM  
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well, you guys...I must be a freak cuz I adore Slim Series. I don't even mind the music. The time flies by for me, and I go back to them whenever I feel my body needs a plateau-buster. I don't use them regularly because I have a gazillion workouts, but I do revisit them often.

There's just something really soothing about Debbie, the set, even the music that makes me feel rather hypnotized.
I don't mind the workouts at all. In fact, I love the simplicity of them. I love that I don't have to drag at all my equipment, I love that I can just zone, and (while I'm not a fan of a couple of the background exercisers) I adore Debbie. It's just that they don't work for me.

I save them for vacations now. They make great hotel room workouts.
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Old 06-19-09, 01:15 PM  
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I love Slim Series too! No, I don't care for the music or the bad form of the background people, but I LOVE Debbie herself. Her demeanor is so pleasant and gently motivating.

Like was previously said, I can "zone out" for Slim Series; sometimes I need a break from the intense choreography and especially from constant equipment changes in other videos. I do a Slim Series week from time to time when I want to work semi-hard with minimal equipment. I find myself always going back to them.

I can't vouch for any results, since I only do 1 week at a time, but I always feel slight DOMS whenever I do them.
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Old 06-19-09, 01:17 PM  
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There's a no-music option. I play my own music which helps a lot. I would have been bored to death too if I hear the same music every day (no matter how good the music is). Did this program a year ago and got the results I wanted - slim arms and lean legs. I included 3-4X a week cardio in the mix too. Although I will buy the new workouts, I'll never part with the classics.

I requested to retain the no-music option. Let's hope they do.
Can you suggest some music to substitute? Around what BPM should I be looking for?
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Old 06-19-09, 01:33 PM  
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I did a SS rotation a few summers ago, and didn't gain any strength or lose any real inches; more of a simple maintenance type thing.

I love the simplicity and cardio factor I get with SS. I use them during "active rest weeks", such as the current week between STS Meso 2 and Meso 3. I did the first 40 minutes of Shape It Up on Monday and did 60 minutes of Tear It Up yesterday. I also did yoga and treadmill running during the week, but no lifting.

I think Slim Series workouts are great for when I want to do some nontraditional steady state cardio. I don't consider them strength workouts at all, but a way to mix it up, keep it simple, and burn some calories when I don't want to (or can't) run or lift heavy. Great for vacation workouts when I don't have any equipment.



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Old 06-19-09, 05:12 PM  
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Is this the correct rotation for the Slim Training?

Shape It Up
Firm It Up
Mix It Up
Tone It Up
Cool If Off
Tear It Up
Rest

It sounds tough, I was thinking of adding a Leslie workout on alternate days.
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Old 06-20-09, 04:37 AM  
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Susan, yes, that's the Slim Training rotation.
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Old 06-20-09, 08:34 AM  
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I traded Shape It Up and will never forgive myself. I got great results with this rotation. The only drawback ... they are LONG. I usually stop after 45 minutes when I feel all my muscles have been worked.

Debbie is great!
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Old 06-20-09, 08:56 AM  
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Why do them as a rotation? Especially if you get burned out on doing them over and over.

As some of you know, I don't do rotations of anything, and this is a perfect example of why that works for me.

I do an SS workout every now and then, then move on to something else.

I really think my long term results and motivation success are because I don't make myself follow a set plan.
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