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Old 07-21-12, 09:48 PM  
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I like this Kathy Smith workout, formerly known as Secrets to a Great Upper/Lower Body when on VHS. She explains each move, shows a clear demo, hits all of the major muscle groups, and it's not too long
Yes, this is a great workout! I still use it. One of my "never going to get rid of" workouts. Also, gotta love the jazzy music and hardwood floors!
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Old 07-22-12, 04:33 AM  
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I like this Kathy Smith workout, formerly known as Secrets to a Great Upper/Lower Body when on VHS. She explains each move, shows a clear demo, hits all of the major muscle groups, and it's not too long
Along these lines, Kathy Smith's Lift Weights to Lose Weight 1&2 was my first fitness video (along with Crunch: Cardio Salsa in the same order .) Some people feel like she is a little crazy in these workouts, but I feel like the instruction is there, and the crazy just makes her one of us.
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Old 07-22-12, 09:25 AM  
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I like this Kathy Smith workout, formerly known as Secrets to a Great Upper/Lower Body when on VHS. She explains each move, shows a clear demo, hits all of the major muscle groups, and it's not too long
I agree. This was my first freeweight workout. Just what I needed as someone who knew nothing and wanted to workout at home.
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Old 07-22-12, 10:46 AM  
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I would recommend the FIRM workouts from the TransFIRMation system, starting with Hi-Def Sculpt. The moves are well-explained and though it's techically AWT, it's not as dancey as some of the others, just enough to keep your heartrate up.

Plus it includes an express option, which is 25 minutes long and great to sneak in a workout when you are short on time!
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Old 07-22-12, 03:40 PM  
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Petra Kolber's Step by Step Weight Training is great for beginners.
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Old 07-22-12, 04:11 PM  
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They are old, but I like Kathy Smith's Secrets to a Great Upper and Lower Body from the Super Slimdown Circuit dvd. She teaches each muscle group and then does the exercises. Just a few dumbells are needed for the upper body. No weights are needed for the lower body and ab work. I like the fact that the pace is slow and deliberate.
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