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Old 08-09-13, 06:15 PM  
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T25!! Where Do I start??

I just received this set and I don't where to start?! I am anti-rotation. I just alternate toning and cardio. Help a girl out!
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Old 08-09-13, 07:06 PM  
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There should have been a calendar with it. Are you used to doing high impact, high intensity workouts?
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Old 08-09-13, 07:15 PM  
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Old 08-09-13, 09:58 PM  
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Just do what's on the calendar for a week or so. You will know in a few days if these are enough or if you want to add something to them. I had to stop as I pulled muscle's in my back 3 weeks in. I;m not used to that level of intensity and it was too much too soon for me. when my back feels better, I will probably only do them 2-3 days a week and not back to back. Since you have done Insanity, this level of impact should be fine for you.
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Old 08-10-13, 10:31 AM  
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As everyone said, there should be a calendar that came with it, and it's reprinted in the inside fold of the DVD case if they didn't include the calendar.

I'm about to start my fifth week of it. The first 3 1/2 weeks I did it as planned, but I started to get bored and have added in some Dream Body workouts this past week.

Like CHAPLYN61, I also started having some knee and back issues (and so did my husband), so just be careful with it if you have any issues.
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Old 08-10-13, 11:35 AM  
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Well, in Alpha there are 5 workouts: 2 cardio, 3 strength

Cardio:

Cardio (guess that goes without saying)
Speed 1.0 (has 1-2 minutes cardio with 1 minute stretching for 15 minutes of the video)

Body weight:

Ab Intervals (has some minor cardio)
Total Body
Lower Body - very cardio intensive, but works the lower body pretty well - but could absolutely be considered cardio.

Beta is more Cardio or strength.

Speed 2.0 is fun.
Core Cardio is cardio, just with a core focus (high knees, burpees, etc).


Ript and Upper focus are pure strength with a cardio warm up

Dynamic core is 1/2 similar to Core Cardio, have floor abs.

Hope that helps you use these as you would like
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Old 08-10-13, 01:08 PM  
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I have been using the DVDs for about 4 weeks now. The first two weeks I followed the rotation, except combined two workouts together on one more day than what is scheduled (so two days with two workouts). I decided after those two weeks that the Alpha Cardio workout really wasn't my thing so dropped it. I ended up combining Alpha Lower and Ab Intervals on Saturday for weeks three and four. In week three I did Alpha Total Body and then Stretch in the middle of the week. I did other workouts on other days. Last week would have been week 4 and decided to try Beta Rip't Circuit instead of Total Body - and actually thought Total Body was more challenging although I like Rip't Circuit quite a bit more.

I love the Stretch DVD. From Alpha, Lower Body and Ab Intervals have been the ones I have really liked, not so much on the other ones although I'm glad I tried them. I have only done the one workout from Beta.

I don't think of these as high impact, but they do still have a lot of jumping around. I didn't have any knee or lower back issues, but my Achilles tendons got sore. I tend to prefer circuits more than I do straight cardio so not too much of a surprise that I didn't like Alpha Cardio all that much after doing it three times. I initially thought Speed 1.0 was fun, but then got bored with it.
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