Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Cycle Reebok Foundations and Interval Training with Robert Sherman|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Foundations: A 45 min ride for everyone. This is the cornerstone to understanding how to create Cycle Reebok workouts that are suitable for all fitness levels. Interval Training: Also taught in a class format, a second 45 ... more »
Not For Beginners
O. Sealey | Caribbean | 02/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD will definitely give you the workout you need. But if this is your first time on a spinning bike, this is not for you. Try the Robert Sherman Cycle Challenge instead.
Great Work Out though. Easy to follow instructions, clear speech, and good demonstrations. The instructor works out with you to give you that extra push, and the company you need to know you're not doing this on your own."
Frat Brat | east stroudsburg, pa | 01/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was somewhat reluctant of ordering this dvd because of the earlier review of its comedic value. However, I must say that I found Mr. Sherman sincere and I was very pleased with the workout. I'm an experienced spinner but I had been away for awhile and wanted to get back in slowly. I would recommend the dvd. I think it was a good workout, albeit the music could be much more exciting to get a really great workout."
A good workout
M. Garcia | Allen, TX | 01/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think this a great DVD specialy for a first time to intermediate workout level.
DVD is divided in two workouts. First part Foundation Robert Sherman leads you to understand the importance of a good posture and techniques.
Second Interval Training ride, he focuses on advanced cycling techniques
In both workouts, he provides a good warm-up and several series of intervals alternating hill type workout, speed and recovery, cool down and some stretching all according to the proper level.
Over all is a good spinning workout.
A Fun Ride, Great Workout
CJI | Cambridge, MA United States | 04/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased (1) Cycle Reebok: Foundations and Interval Training with Robert Sherman, (2) Mindy Mylrea's Super Cycle: The Best Ride in Town and (3) Bike-O-Vision Cycling DVD #12 Oregon at the same time. I have been very happy with the first two, and plan on selling the Oregon DVD shortly.
Robert Sherman's DVD is very focused on building strength and skill while maintaining control. He does have the intense, almost cheesy persona that others wrote about, but I find that I really like that. It helps me stay in his game, like he's always trying to hang on to you mentally. Robert talks a lot about staying internally focused, and makes it all about you and your experience. It's meditative in a way - he asks you to close your eyes, envision your body, stuff like that. My maximum heart rate is around 180, and with his workouts, I generally find myself in the 155-165 range, reaching 175 during the last set. He gives regular opportunities to recover and stretch.
Mindy Mylrea takes a different approach. Instead of the internal focus, she is very external - you are trying to catch up with a friend, pass a professional cycler and then run from a big dog. She keeps my heart range in the 165-175, with an occasion 180+. She keeps you running for longer intervals, and gives less recovery overall. She is very upbeat and smiley. I find both Mindy and Robert offer a likeable, valuable workout. Neither has great music, but I don't find myself noticing that very much.
Finally, I don't care much for the Oregon DVD. The music is classic and instrumental, though you could mute that and listen to your own stuff. The ride is pretty, but there's no real sense of hill climbing or speed. You completely have to make it up yourself. Also, sometimes you are sort of going uphill and then you switch to a different part of the road with no clear transition. I would rather spend my time watching DVD's of TV series I like than watch this while cycling."