Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Firm Body Sculpting System - Ab Sculpt|
Actor: Lisa Kay
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Gaiam Americas Release Date: 04/15/2003 Rating: Nr
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Hilary W. (xhilx) from APO, AE
Reviewed on 9/26/2010...
One of my girlfriends gave me this as a gag gift but I actually really liked it. So did my hubby. He made sure to walk by every few minutes while I was doing it to see what I was learning next. Learned a few silly, but worthwhile, tricks and tips. Only 45 minutes and my calves, thighs and hips are burning by the end of it. Good workout and stupid party trick. :)
Quick and Painless
stellabe | New Brunswick, NJ USA | 04/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wouldn't go so far as to say that this video is easy. But while most ab routines leave you sore afterward, this one does a good job of letting you feel that you're working while you're working and not for hours or days afterward - it's easy to pick it up again the next day. The workout features a good mix of upper, lower and oblique work as well as some balancing. The routine also features a person for beginners to follow so you don't overdo it. The fanny lifter is not essential here as it is only used as something to rest your feet on - a chair or high stool works fine. If you fast forward through the intro material and the breathing exercises, the routine only takes up 15-20 minutes of your time making it easier to fit it into your day or alongside of a regular workout."
This one sneaks up on you!
E. Evans | 11/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first time I did this video, I thought it was incredibly easy. The next time I did it, I paid particular attention to my form and it kicked my [...] Firm master instructor Lisa Kay starts off with some breathing exercises and then moves you into a core and abdominal workout. You will do some basic crunches mixed in with leg pulleys and other pilates-inspired moves.
They use the Firm Fanny Lifter for positioning on some of the exercises. You could do without it or use a regular step if you didn't have the Fanny Lifter.
This workout lasts for less than 30 minutes, which makes it the perfect addition to one of the Firm's 30 minute cardio workouts, such as Express Cardio or Fat Blasting Cardio. When I finish this, I feel relaxed and stretched out. That is a wonderful way to feel after a workout!"
Enjoyable to Do!
Loves Books | Maryland USA | 02/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We got this as part of the 3-pack Body Sculpting System and it's my favorite DVD of the three. Unlike most of The Firm routines, it uses no weights and there is no impact cardio in it - just very mild warm-up. An emphasis on breathing and a lot of stretching in between various sets of exercises makes it an ab routine that is easy on the body and prevents the neck strain you often feel with long sets of ab exercises.
I found the focus on proper breathing technique to enhance form to be very instructive and beneficial. The instructor is Lisa Kay and her cueing is excellent and her manner so calming that I actually find the routine soothing to do. I've done this routine on my rest day if I'm feeling muscle soreness in my back or shoulders that a little stretching might help. Besides, I'm waging war on abs that were so far gone they were declared a disaster area by the President and it's gonna take a lot of work and maybe a miracle.
I use The Firm's 5 Day abs on my cardio days or after weight training tapes that don't have an Abs section - but only if I don't have time for Ab Sculpt, which is 25 minutes. I think the routine is excellent, but it seems deceptively easy because of the way the exercises are broken up and because of the stretching in between the sets. I've felt muscle soreness the day after the tape, which tells me it's effective."