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|The Firm - Bootcamp 3-in-1 Mix|
Actor: Allie Del Rio
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Gaiam Americas Release Date: 02/21/2006 Rating: Nr
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Classic Firm Parts compilation workout...
Teedums | White Bear Lake, MN | 03/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Based on the other reviews here I wish I would have written this one sooner. Yes, this is a Firm Parts video containing footage from a variety of their older videos ranging from 1994-1999, similar to Total Body Shaping Mix, Lower and Upper Body Split, Tough Tape 2, etc. However this particular video has been out of print for a few years, harder to find and has gone for big $$$ on Ebay. I was glad to hear they were going to re-release it on DVD, but they did do that with a new cover which I could certainly see how that might confuse some people thinking this was a new workout.
This workout contains 2 separate workouts, each containing different clips, you can do them individually as they each run about 40 minutes or so, or you can combine the two of them for a 70 plus minute workout. Towards the end of workout 1, it will be noted on the screen to fast forward through the next few clips, then it is shown when you can resume play and continue on with the workout. The clips that are skipped are the abs, cooldown and warmup for the next workout. Here is a breakdown of each workout and what original video it came from...
Workout 1 - 42 minutes
warmup with small weighted ball, abs, pushups, planks (new film footage)
stretch - Super Cardio
ball aerobics (hi-lo impact) - Super Cardio
T bar rows, biceps, double arm rows - Firm Strength
squats, military press, leg press - Tortoise
french press, tricep kickbacks - Cardio Burn
lunges/dips/squats - Firm Strength
tricep dips, one arm rows, biceps - Super Sculpting
squats, upright rows, leg press - Tortoise
low impact aerobics - Firm Basics Sculpting w/Weights
pec flies, ribcage pullover, skullcrushers - Max Body Shaping
pushups, spinal erector work - Power Cardio
*abs - Maximum Cardio
*stretch - Maximum Body Shaping
Workout 2 - 40 minutes
*warmup w/light weights - new film footage
*stretch - new film footage
*ball aerobics drill - Super Cardio
squats, plies, glute squeezes - Super Sculpting
one arm rows, tricep kickbacks, biceps - Tortoise
leg press, biceps - Firm Cardio
upright rows, front/side deltoid work - Super Sculpting
leg press, french press - Firm Cardio
one arm row, tricep kickbacks, biceps - Tortoise
squats, lunges - Super Sculpting
deadlifts (Good Mornings), bent over rows w/barbell, rear deltoid work - Super Sculpting
pushups - Better Body & Buns
bridge work, obliques, abs - Power Cardio
stretch - Cardio Burn
The starred items are the ones skipped if one were to do the both workouts together, I personally think each workout is pretty complete on it's own and both of them might be too much.
Overall I am pleased with this DVD, I like the clips they chose and each muscle group is hit sufficiently. Most of the clips are old footage but there are some clips used that have never been seen in other videos, mainly the warmups and one of the stretch segments. The only negatives for me were the first warmup, I didn't feel it was complete at all, you warmup for about a minute before you dive right into abs and pushups. I also could have done without the few aerobic segments, I think they could have used a couple of other strength segments in place of these.
If you are a classic Firm fan or "middle era" which most of the footage here would qualify, pick this one up. Many longtime Firm fans will be excited this is available again, including myself. I give this one 4 stars."
E.Dickenson | 06/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No, this is not a new workout, but a compilation.That said, it is great for anyone choosing to emphasize weight lifting in their workouts(as opposed to so much cardio).The weight lifting is what made the Firm so much more effective than other workouts.If you have most of the Firm's, then you do have this workout, except the compilation form mixes up sets and instructors for variety, which I like.As for the nudity, I think there is an extremely blurry image of an obese woman in the beginning of the old Firm workouts, nothing at all graphic.I'm a Firm die-hard because it is the only thing that ever worked for me, mainly by forcing me to lift weights.Great workout!"
If you like Pre GT Firms, then you will like this
K. Kallus | Texas | 03/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, I have to preface this by saying I do prefer the work done by the original Firm Producers than Good Times. I also like weight training that also works the cardiovascular system somewhat. So yes, I like this DVD. Its nice to have choices-as others have said, you can do one of 3 workouts and even though this is a "parts" tape, it flows very well. its a keep for me."
Old but effective sculpting routines
aj | 03/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's another compilation, which seems to be bothering people. Personally, I don't mind as long as the segments flow together decently. I have found the older (yes, very dated looking) firm workouts give much better results than the newer ones. Compile away."