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The Firm: Lower Body Split
The Firm Lower Body Split
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
NR     2002     1hr 9min

Studio: Gaiam Americas Release Date: 03/01/2005 Run time: 69 minutes


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Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Sub-Genres: Stretching
Studio: Good Times Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/09/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 9min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Difficult Lower-Body Workout for Advanced Levels
C. Bennett | New England | 03/10/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This extremely challenging 70-minute workout will work every muscle from your abs on down. Using free weights and the Firm's 14" Fanny Lifter, you will get an intense workout experience. This workout will challenge you to go further with squats and lunges than you have ever gone before.The content of this DVD, however, is not new material from The Firm. While the cover of this DVD features Master Instructor Jennifer Carman, she is only a small part of the instruction. This DVD is a compilation of other, older Firm workouts. Instructors include Pam Cauthen, Taber Bruner, Carissa Foster, and others. You can even spot a very young Allie DelRio as one of the students! After a 7-minute stretch and warm-up, you begin combinations of lower body work (squats, left and right leg isolation step-ups, and lunges), Cardio Intensifiers (step box patterns), Floor Work (leg lifts, similar to the Cardio Sculpt workout), and three abdonimal segments (crunches with modifiers). The workout concludes with a 4 minute stretch and cool-down. The DVD includes a handy scene index, so you can skip around to segments that you like without having to go through the entire workout. However, if you choose "play" from the main menu, you are forced to sit through several minutes of credits and a Firm commercial. The DVD also includes a "Bonus Fitness Training Program."Note that there are several features that date this workout: from the thong-style workout outfits, the late-80's pop muzak, and even the Greek-inspired statues in the background. The music soundtrack ranges from tedious elevator-type music to 80's pop, and even delves into a short segment of classical music, making you feel like you are in a scene from "Chariots of Fire." If you can ignore the soundtrack, you're going to get a solid workout. This is a challenging workout for advanced levels. It is a DVD filled with time-tested exercises that will tone and shape your body over time. A tough workout, but worth it!"
Lower Body Split
Dotti Zupko | New Mexico, USA | 06/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I normally don't like the FIRM compilations however, I recently moved to DVD and this was one of the only FIRM available on DVD. As a compilation this has very smooth transitions and is an INTENSE lower body work-out. I recognized all the sections from previous tapes I had. My only complaint was the portions from the Cross Trainers (Strong Body/Strong Heart) were not as good of transfers as the other portions. If you know this is a compilation and want a compilation I highly recommend this DVD for a lower body work-out."
Very thorough lower body routine....
Teedums | White Bear Lake, MN | 11/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"...if you have the time. This workout is just over an hour long and it's all lower body, although there are a few aerobic sections and some ab work too. This workout is compiled from several other Firm workouts, there is footage from Firm Strength, Firm Cardio, Maximum Body Shaping, Better Body and Buns, Fat Blaster, Cardio Burn, Power Cardio, Maximum Cardio and The Hare. All the tried and true lower body exercises are here, including squats, lunges, dips, leg presses, plies, tall box climbs some of them in 2 and 3 "giant" sets. There is also some good floorwork here for variety, table work, bridge work and some inner/outer thigh work too. The aerobic sections are considered hi-lo impact, some of it is 4 limb movements using light dumbells, plus some plyometric jumps which can be modified. In fact I do squats in place of them myself as I just don't care for a lot of high impact.

If you have the time, this isn't a bad workout, unfortunately for me it is a bit long. While the DVD isn't programmable there is a scene index so you can skip segments, not to mention all the advertising in the beginning which is a plus. As much as I like the Firm I really hope they improve in the chaptering department one day. Overall if you are a fan of lots of lower body work, this would be a good choice. You will need a fanny lifter or stool and assorted weights, a dowel is also used for balance although a broom or mop handle would also work.

Here is a breakdown of the workout and which Firm workout it is originally from...

warmup - from Firm Strength

stretch w/dowel - Better Body/Buns

4 limb aerobics w/plyo jumps - Maximum Cardio

leg press, tall box climbs, squats, side lunges - Better Body/Buns

lunge/dip combination - Maximum Body Shaping

floorwork (table, bridge, inner/outer thigh) - Hare

4 limb aerobics (step squats/overhead presses) - Max. Cardio

leg press, tall box, squats, side lunges - Better Body/Buns

basic training, squats - Firm Strength

lunge/dip combination - Maximum Body Shaping

floorwork (table, bridge, inner/outer thigh) - Hare

aerobics (kicks, punches, marches, plyos) - Max. Body Shaping

lunges, plies - Cardio Burn

lunge/dip combination, squats - Firm Strength

squats/leg abductions (unweighted), lunge/dip combination,
shallow step squats - Better Body/Buns

bridge work - Firm Cardio

bridge work/abs - Power Cardio

abs - Firm Cardio

abs - Fat Blaster

abs - Maximum Cardio

stretch - Firm Strength
Excellent Training for Legs
Christine | IL United States | 05/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you want an awesome workout for your glutes, hamstrings, and this. Granted, you'll recognize all the instructors from Tough Tape 2. All they did w/ this DVD (I thought it was new, not old routines from the above) was take the lower body sculpting from Tough Tape 2 and put it in this one. And there were segments that were not in Tough Tape 2, which made this workout longer. To sum it up, throw away your old Firm video and buy this one. The Upper Body Split is also not "new", it is from the old tape. Only keep the old video if you like total body training in one sitting. This one is like 70 minutes long and it's ALL LEGS. Highly recommend it!"