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Old 06-18-09, 10:13 PM  
Janine
 
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Why Slim Series works for some people?

I have both Slim in 6 & the Slim series but have never really used them much.
SI6 I used for a while but got tired of the repetition and never stuck with it.
SS I haven't even done yet and I've had them for quite a while. Anyways I've been thinking about trying a rotation just for a change and to see if I get any results. I'm trying to lose about 20 Ibs.
I'm just wondering why this works for some people instead of just doing other forms of cardio. Why would you get results from this program?
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Old 06-19-09, 01:21 AM  
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Janine~ Regarding Slim in Six..........incredibly awesome exercises, sequenced perfectly by a very skilled instructor. I bought Slim in Six awhile back with very high hopes,I tried sticking to it, but as wonderful as the program is, it is just so MIND BOGGLING boring I couldn't stand it!! THE MUSIC???? just awful! I tried it for seven days and dreaded every minute of it.
Thank goodness this series has been reshot recently,hoping there were improvements made although I'm not sure I will buy the new,"remade" series come August (or whenever it's supposed to be released). Slim Series was a little better but,man, those are L O N G workouts
I don't mean to discourage you,Janine, I hate to think I would do that to anyone, I totally respect anyone who makes the commitment to fitness and I do think Debbie has a well rounded program in SI6, I just wish it wasn't so blah Judy
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Old 06-19-09, 01:35 AM  
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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.
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Old 06-19-09, 04:22 AM  
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I just recently did a very short rotation of the whole shebang - Slim Series, Slim Series Express & Slim in 6. I really love these workouts. I can't personally testify to how effective they are because I've never stuck with them long enough. I always feel the need to switch things up.

My theory is that if you stick with any program as prescribed you'll get good results. Like the BB credo says "Decide, Commit, Succeed".
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Old 06-19-09, 04:33 AM  
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I had SS and did the whole rotation once and could never go back and do it again. It developed a terrible dread factor and I eventually traded it. The workout itself seemed very effective but the music and actually the setting also was just awful. It is a shame because Debbie seems very capable. Hope the new version is better. I could be tempted.
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Old 06-19-09, 09:13 AM  
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I want to know this answer too because I have never seen results doing a SS rotation, yet my body responds well to other hi rep/low weight workouts.
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Old 06-19-09, 09:31 AM  
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Well, I don't know why it works for some people, but it could be the reason it doesn't work for some is the overtraining aspect. I personally burn out very quickly on SS when following the full rotation as written in the slimming guide. One of the symptoms of overtraining is hindered results. It might just be too much for you.
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Old 06-19-09, 11:15 AM  
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I can't stand the breathing!

I hate that. It makes it sound like a porno film.
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Old 06-19-09, 11:32 AM  
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I have been doing Start it up two times a week and I cannot even begin to imagine doing it 7 days a week.
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Old 06-19-09, 11:55 AM  
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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.
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