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|Classical Stretch - The Esmonde Technique Osteoporosis Prevention|
Actor: Miranda Esmonde-White
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
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Not her usual standard
Boswell | England | 05/09/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm one of Miranda's biggest fans: I started with her Back Pain Relief DVD, and now work as well with her Arms & Abs, Legs & Butt one and the Full Body Stretch. I'm so much more toned because of her, and my pain is so much relieved, plus my flexibility (an area many exercisers forget) is immensely better. Buy, buy, buy - but if it's your first Miranda programme, don't buy this one. Some of the stretches are very good, but the massive fault of this DVD is the use of double doors (with bars) as exercise equipment - have *you* got such a thing in your living room??? So okay, you do your best with your own door...but Miranda suddenly forgets to cue properly, so you have your back to her (in my room, there'd be no other way of doing it; how many of you can say different?), and she says, "I hope you're copying me." Um, how? I also felt this programme was rather made up as she went along; that might be unfair, but it simply did not have the confident, polished feel of the sets in the other DVDs I own. In addition, this one claims to be 30 mins but once you take out her talky intro, the exercises come in at about 20 mins, making this an expensive option in terms of stretches for your money! I guess I'll use this from time to time to make a change, but I can't see that it's more aggressive in arresting osteoporosis than, say, the Full Body Programme - quite the contrary."
Very good to strengthen your bones
Boswell | 02/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is my first Esmonde-white tape. It's a very good well coordinated set of exercices to strengthen the hips, legs and arms. the first two days you'll feel a bit tired but once you get used to it, you'll feel strong and you quickly feel the effects of the exercices. Miranbda works well also on posture. I really like it and you can tell that the instructor has a good background in the field (her site classical stretch gives an idea about her techniques)"
The Esmonde Technique:Osteoporosis Prevention
Jacqueline M. Watkins | New Rochelle,N.Y USA | 03/04/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is the second tape I ordered of this particular title. From as much as I can gather the technique is good, but the quality of the tape is poor. As in the first tape of the above title the first time I run the tape it is fine. In subsequent viewings the tape only runs about 15 or 20 minutes and cuts off in the middle of an exercise. WHY?"