Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The 12 Second Sequence Special Edition DVD Kit Volumes 1 2|
Actor: Jorge Cruise
Director: Hay House
Genres: Sports, Exercise & Fitness
The 12-Second Sequence Special Edition DVD Kit is the complete revolutionary new fitness collection from Jorge Cruise. The 12-Second Sequence is a radically unique way to shrink your waist in just two weeks. Strength train... more »
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Danita M. from BRUCETON MLS, WV
Reviewed on 8/5/2012...
I liked this different way of exercising. Using your muscles is a different way, much more slowly seems to be quite effective, making the best use of time. It mentions this need be done only twice a week, about 20 minutes each time, however, I continue to do other workouts in addition to this DVD. It is a good addition, though, and currently am enjoying a lot, a good toning DVD. Your muscles are screaming by the time your done, espcially on the push-ups!!
Great Workout, Little Time!! Great for busy people!
funmommy | Sunny SoCal | 12/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This workout is fantastic!! I am a super busy mom and just tried the DVD last week. I felt it the next day and it only took me about 20 minutes 2x per week. He also wants you to add 20 mins of cardio on the other days. Very doable program and he is not too bad to look at either!!! Looked like he has had a lot of success with clients on program too. Will try joining his online club. Great diet plan you can get easy access too there as well as the book. Thanks again Jorge for another great, doable program!!"
"Maximum results in the least amount of time."
iansomniak | USA, Planet Earth | 03/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 12-Second Sequence Special Edition DVD Kit is a 3-disc set of exercise routines developed by USA WEEKEND Magazine FitSmart Editor, Jorge Cruise. The first two discs each contain two 20-minute workouts. The third disc is a bonus "Coaching DVD" that details how the 12-Second Sequence program can help you to boost you metabolism by doing controlled tension exercises very slowly, thereby removing the momentum so your muscles work harder with fewer repetitions. The bonus disc also includes Jorge's advice on how to eat properly and explains the "feathered breathing" technique--one deep inhalation followed by three short exhalations. You also get a little booklet called a "Secrets Guide," which, among other things, includes an Ideal Foods List along with recipes for Fruit and Cottage Cheese Parfait, Curried Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups, and Portobello Pizza.
Every 12-Second Sequence workout consists of three 6-minute circuits and two 1-minute breaks. All of the exercises are perfectly demonstrated by Jorge's assistant, Heather, so all you have to do is follow along--you don't even have to count. The key to the 12-Second Sequence concept is that you always perform the exercises in a slow and controlled motion, holding for two seconds at the "maximum tension point" and using a weight that will adequately fatigue the muscle after just four repetitions.
You should know that you will need a few pieces of equipment in order to do this program. Namely, hand weights of at least three different sizes (Jorge recommends something called `GoFit'); an exercise mat; a sturdy chair; a broom handle; and one of those giant beach balls, sometimes called a `balance ball' or a `Swiss ball.'
The 12-Second Sequence is a non-impact exercise program that just about anybody can do. Best of all, you only have to do it for twenty minutes, two times a week."
Get the book instead
D. Lu | Longmont, CO | 07/03/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First, I highly recommend the program! While the exercises will tax your body, the routine is easy to follow and execute upon. Know this, however, you will need an exercise ball, hand weights (preferably ones which you can change the weight easily), and a sturdy chair. Jorge recommends the SportBlocks hand weights. We've tried others and finally went with his recommendation and agree 100% with him.
Now, the DVD is definitely just an introduction to the program and only takes you through a couple week's worth of exercises. Good if you are a very visual person and would like to see how to position yourself for the exercises and to really see how long the counts are. I used it for those couple weeks and now it sits on the shelf. In hind sight, I wouldn't have ordered it.
However, get the book! It contains several weeks worth of routines and exercises and goes into much more detail on the program. Unless you need to see someone demonstrating the exercises, I recommend the book instead."