Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The FIRM Cardio Overdrive|
Actor: Alison Davis
Director: GT Media
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
cardio overdrive will kick your weight loss into high gear. Unique low impact cardio and body shaping exercises burn calories both during and after this dynamic workout. Tone your legs, arms and waist to the high-energy be... more »
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Laura S. from TRAVELERS RST, SC
Reviewed on 1/10/2010...
I like almost all of the workout videos that the Firm puts out. This one is a nice challange. Well cued and good workout.
Jennifer S. from GERMANTOWN, WI
Reviewed on 1/3/2010...
Similar to other Firm videos that combine cardio segments with slower aerobic weight training. The middle segment, the "overdrive" is a little higher impact than in some other workouts, and I liked that it got my heart rate up a little more. The option to do just a 25-minute express workout is nice, but it cut out that harder cardio segment, and I really didn't feel much of a burn. When I'm short on time, I usually just play the regular workout and skip over the slower segments so I still get a good workout.
Major Calorie Burn!
monikki | Dayton, OH | 03/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This workout totally kicks butt! If you're not sweating after the warm up, you will be sweating after about 60 seconds into the first cardio set, and you will sweat profusely as the workout continues. Warning: the cardio segments are very dancy, however, Alison's cueing is stellar! There are two cardio sets that include light dumbells, one high intensity cardio set. Never fear though, there is an instructor demostrating low impact/beginner modifications, and she gets plenty of camera time! The dvd also features a 25 minute express option, as well as a tutorial that demonstrates some of the moves. This really is an excellent workout to have in your fitness arsenol."
A great workout
Hildee Weiss | Cleveland, Ohio | 04/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rotate between my growing collection of Firm DVDs and this is one of my favorites! Alison offers good cuing that makes it easy to follow along with the workout. She switches between cardio and toning with weights and the 50 or so minutes go by in a flash. It's a great workout and a must have for all Firm-ies!"
Good for people who are very overweight to obese
Paka Paka | Columbia, MO United States | 11/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best workout I've ever had! I rented it from Netflix first to see if I liked it, and I ended up purchasing it right away.
I had been using Barry's Bootcamp for the past couple weeks. It's nice, but with those 30 second breaks every minute, I didn't feel like I was really getting my heart rate up. I think Barry's is fine for those who are in good shape and want to stay that way, but if you have a lot of fat to lose, the FIRM is the way to go. I've used them in the past, and it's like taking a potato peeler to the front of your thighs!
I started out this video with high expectations. The warm-up was kind of fast and I thought maybe I had skipped over it by mistake. But I kept on going. I should mention that I'm well over 200lbs; I had used the TransFIRMation steps in the past but you're not supposed to use them if you're over 250lbs. I did, and I cracked them. I digress. For the othe reviewers who might say that there are missed cues or it's hard to follow... do it again! Sheesh, an exercise video is to be used many times, not just once and complan that it's too difficult. They used music like Salt N Pepa's "Push It" and at times the moves even felt like I was in a cheerleading competition. I love the way you learn a couple moves well and then add on. Very easy to follow and a delight to watch. Sumi is the beginning person and I was happy to see that I could even out-do her -- and she was gettin' down with her bad self! I don't have bad knees so I can't comment on that, but I could do every thing that was put forth to me.
All of a sudden, she says, "it's time to cool down..." Whoa! I look up and over 40 minutes have passed. I was disappointed that I didn't sweat, but when I took off my shirt, it was soaking. Three-quarters of an hour and I didn't realize how hard I was sweating and I didn't realize how much time was flying by. You work your butt off (literally) and you're having so much fun that you don't feel like it's a workout. That makes it the best workout on earth!"