Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Fat to Firm Fitness Ball Workout for Dummies|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Get on the ball to tone and firm your entire body! This unintimidating program shows you how to use a fitness ball in easy-to-understand language. Not only can you reshape and tone your whole body with this program,but you... more »
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gymjane | NJ | 03/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Out of all the tapes this one gave me the most results in actually elongating my body.. liz explains how to use proper postures to avoid neck pain.. I originally tried tapes off of those listed suggestions. The other tapes I tried were ok but found I really listened with Liz's tips on form. This made all the difference and is the best for understanding ball!! thanks"
Very good workout :-)
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 07/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first 'for dummies' workout that I have bought and I really like it. It's a good dvd if you haven't done a ball workout before. You focus on stability and balance and building up your core strength. But because you use weights too, you also get good toning for the whole body. They use your regular overhead presses and ab work too. She gives you optional moves if you want to make it harder or easier and tells you what not to do wrong.
Don't be fooled by thinking you can't get a good workout from a stability ball. You will totally feel this the next day and you will be surprised with exactly how many muscles you in fact worked. I really like this a lot."
You will be happy with this workout if you are a newbie to t
T. Redes | CH, NC | 01/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm in my early 30's, go to the gym 4 times a week and am in pretty good shape. At the gym I do the elliptical as well as some of the fitness (weight) equipment. I decided it would be nice to to add some variation to my routine as well as have a workout I could do from home.
I researched for a while and decided on the ball and the video ball workout for Dummies. The result? I'm VERY happy. At first I didn't think it was going to be worth the money or time- I'm used to working up quite a sweat at the gym and thought this workout might be "too easy" for me. Well... not so. It hurt to walk for 3 days after I did the video the first time. This tells me I was working SOMETHING that I usually didn't. It's true, it targets muscles that aren't typically "worked out" on traditional exercises or machines.
All in all, I really like this video. The instructor is a bit annoying but I've come across worse. It goes slowly (which is the point to get an efficient workout) and really explains how to position yourself correctly (which I find to be a downfall of a lot of the others). I'd say go for it!"
Easy to follow, yet a great workout
A.N. LeFay | 11/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really like the style of this video. The instructor is very encouraging (I like how she'll tell you "you have two more now, you're doing great!") and clear about her instructions. She talks to you throughout and I found it very helpful; in at least one other workout video I have, I didn't know we'd switched exercises until the instructors were already in an entirely different position. She also gives helpful hints throughout.
The camera takes shots from different angles so you can tell exactly how to set up your form and how to make the movements.
I also like the breaks between exercises. It gave me time to rest for a moment and regroup. In other videos, I often find myself falling behind because they move from one exercise to another without a pause, when I could really use half a minute to catch my breath. I am also happy that after almost every set there's at least a little stretch. I find it keeps me from cramping up and allows me to keep going.
If you bought a pilates ball and have no idea what to do with it, I definitely recommend this video. Though it's "easy" I feel I get a very good workout with it and I am not bored with it yet."