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Old 05-15-21, 08:44 AM  
anetta
 
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Thank you Sarah

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Old 05-15-21, 11:36 AM  
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Here's a tip: on days when I feel like doing a FIRM workout but I'm like, ugh, I don't want to drag all the various pieces of equipment out and I don't feel like doing the cardio choreography, I just...don't. I use only the equipment I want to (e.g., just don't use any boxes or steps; for leg presses, just swap in lunges and dips), and for any cardio choreo that feels too frenetic that day, I just march or jog in place or just kind of dance or something. My WO room has floor-to-ceiling windows in it, so sometimes I'll just look away from the TV during a frenetic segment, jog in place while looking out the window, and then I come back to attention when they move back to a sculpting segment. Make the workouts work for you, not the other way around.
I do the same thing. One thing I do when I don't feel like hauling out equipment is use my staircase. You can step up and down on the first step and take the stairs two at a time instead of tall box leg press. It's not in view of my TV, but I can hear the cues. Doesn 't work for straddle moves, but you can still get in a good workout.
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Old 05-15-21, 11:50 AM  
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I do the same thing. One thing I do when I don't feel like hauling out equipment is use my staircase. You can step up and down on the first step and take the stairs two at a time instead of tall box leg press. It's not in view of my TV, but I can hear the cues. Doesn 't work for straddle moves, but you can still get in a good workout.
Oh, that's a great idea!
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Old 05-15-21, 02:45 PM  
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How much is the streaming? Are all the workouts available-Want to get rid of my dvds((gasp)) but I love streaming-

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Anita, please keep me in mind if you decide to get rid of your DVDs. I have some holes in my collection that I'd love to fill! In the meantime, I'm going to try PivotShare for a month or two.
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Old 05-17-21, 06:02 AM  
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I just subscribed to Fitness Favorites streaming service for this very reason. Iím doing my own version of the 90 day rotation calendar.
Iím plugging in some of the WHFN Fitprime workouts along with my favorite Firm workouts.
I remember thinking that the WHFN Fitprime/Kickbutt workouts were too easy when they first came out but now that I am a couple of days shy of 51, Iím finding that they are perfect


Does anyone know if the Firm categories were matched to any of the Fitprime workouts (classic, tortoise,hare)?
I don't know about these workouts being categorized. But, I have them and plan on doing a rotation with these when I am done with my plug and play 90DR.


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*waves arms madly* I started revisiting the Firm about three months ago now and Iíve been having the best time! I subscribed to Fitness Favorites streaming and I just pick one to do almost every day. Iíve also started trying the Fitprime/ Kickbutt workouts. Still warming up to them but I love Lean with Keli Roberts.
YEAH!!! I just finished week 2, and I am having a blast. I am eager to see the changes in my body week to week, and think I will have a tank top comfort level this summer


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Gosh, this lovefest is getting me interested too! I have a number of the AWT workouts from different eras which emphasize strength with some cardio effect (as I can't deal with the DVDs where there's lots of jumping around... their cardio-focused stuff is just not for me and I don't like lifting light weights and doing four-limbed motions). The stuff I have includes Tough Tape, Tought Tape 2, Maximum Body Shaping, FIRM Strength and a bunch of the BSS ones where heavier weights and AWT is the goal (e.g. CAWT). I just worry about some of the strange cueing & overly fussy steps for cardio + the equipment changes in general... that's why I've been avoiding them.

I have a few FitPrimes which I have never used (guilty vidiot) so if anyone can summarize which ones are most likely to be similar to the FIRMs I've listed above, I might just have to finally break them out!
Anytime I am not comfortable with the cardio moves, I march in place. If I feel the tall box climbs are too quick, I use a shorter box. I am modifying where needed to make each workout work for me.
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Old 05-17-21, 06:43 AM  
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I'm using the 8" box for the fast tall box climbs now. I use the 14" box with a dowel in one hand for the slow leg presses. I'm 63.
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Old 05-17-21, 11:21 AM  
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I'm using the 8" box for the fast tall box climbs now. I use the 14" box with a dowel in one hand for the slow leg presses. I'm 63.
I love this!! We can make the sessions work for us, and they are still awesome and effective.
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