Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Absolute Beginners Fitness Weight Training with Jules Benson Phil Ross|
Actors: Jules Benson, Phil Ross
Director: Tamilee Webb
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Demonstrates three segments of strength training workouts designed to build arm, leg, and chest muscles.
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Effective - I like it
Nik | Brooklyn, N.Y. USA | 02/16/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Beginning my strength training program I was looking for something basic, for beginnergs. A workout that was not too easy, well taught and effective. Although this is not the greatest produced video, it does the job. I felt muscle I hadn't felt after doing other workout - don't know how I made it this far without those muscles... They give a great introduction on how to use this video, a tutorial on how to execute the movements and motivation to keep you going. This video has theree methods on it - beginner, intermediate and advanced to keep you going a whole year + long. Great!
I give it four stars because of the productions lack of - well, production quality. The instructors are a bit messy when it comes to those resting/stretch periods, as if they had no plan of execution before the camera(s) ran. They are out of sync and have no clear cut movement for you to utilize. So... pick one or two and go from there.
Also, they chose to use the cut and paste method on methods two and three - simply put, they cut exercises from method 1 and pasted them in several spots throughout the latter two methods, giving you the same comments over and over, instead of filming these exercises again with fresh motivation. These instructors look competent enough to go throught the movements again, safely. Great exercise routine, cheap production.
The above problems aside, these are effective routines. Especially for beginners who need to build up that muscle. You will feel the burn, but a good one. If it hurts use lighter weights, rest and repeat.
Just another fitness video for the young and fit
Odile S. Brock | APO AE | 05/05/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have to start with a disclaimer: I gave up on this program about 2 minutes into the Warm Up.
Why? Because like all other fitness program, this one SWITCHES MOVES on the poor beginner every 4 or 5 SECONDS! I can't keep up, and it makes me feel so stupid I want to cry. First you walk in place for about 4 steps, then when you're not even sure you're getting that right (how high do I lift the feet?), start popping over to one side! Huh? Oh, never mind, now I want you to go front-front-back-back and at the same time please do this complicated maneuver with your arms! Got that? No, you're still at the side lunge thing? Well, too late, that's over already and I now want you to do another move more complicated than the cha-cha-cha for 3 seconds.
I did go through the introduction and the explanation of the movements. Those were good, so you get 1 star. And besides, I don't know how to give you zero stars.
Here's a hint for the creators of this video: find someone who really is an absolute beginner and beta-test your program. If they turn off the power 30 seconds into the warm up, maybe your program needs some revisions.
Only someone who's been doing warm-ups like the one in here all their lives can follow the complicated, bait-and-switch exercise in frustration in this video. NOT BEGINNERS.
What I need: a warm-up where the routine changes no more frequently than every 30 seconds. Hey, it takes me 10 just to figure out what YOU're doing, 10 more to make sure I'm doing it right! Let me just enjoy it for 10 more seconds, ok?
Example: Walk in place for 30 seconds, side-steps for 30 seconds, etc.
Too bad. Friendly instructors, good quality taping. Would have preferred a little bouncy Bach in the background, but I don't suppose there's any chance of ever finding that...
I weicome responses especially if a reader knows of a program like the one I'm dreaming of, or the makers of this one come up with a corrected version.
Getting Started With Weights
The Professor | Eastern Kansas | 01/31/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those who do not have time to go to the gym this is a great way to get started with dumbbell weights. The correct form is demonstrated, and the two individuals have just the right mix of humor and advice to keep you motivated. I would highly recommend this DVD for beginners and those who just need a little motivation to keep going with their weight training."
Anne Brooks | Florida | 07/05/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It was a very well-instructed dvd. As stated, it is definitely for beginners. My only disappointment with it was that it was all the same exercises presented in 3 different ways-meaning a superset, a push-pull set, etc. According to the time on it, it was a long dvd but since they were all the same exercises a little disappointing if you were expecting more."