Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Firm Total Sculpt Plus Abs|
Actor: Jennifer Carmen
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
FIRM, THE: TOTAL SCULPT PLUS ABS
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Pretty good but you can make it tougher
peejay | San Antonio TX | 05/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is overall a pretty good workout. However, if you are an intermediate/advanced exerciser, you'll need to toughen it up a bit. Basically, she isn't as hard core in certain parts as she could be. For example, there is no reason to just stand there while you are lifting weights to strengthen your shoulders. You can just add a squat while you are lifting. Also, you really need to ratchet up the weight if you want results on the arm sections. She says pick up medium dumbells, but that's not going to give you the results you want for biceps. Finally, she wastes a bit of time having you do 3-part side leg lifts while you are on the top of the Fanny Lifter. You are better off just continuing to do leg presses and lifting your leg once--this will work you harder. Overall though, this is a good workout tape and at about 45 minutes long, it's a good length. Just toughen it up for yourself as you get stronger. Oh, and one final thing, the stretching part at the end is a bit long (I did not include this in the 45-minute estimate above). Emily Walsh's stretching routine on the other Body Sculpting II video is more appropriate for those of us who are always running against the clock. Anyway, this review actually sounds a bit negative, but I really do like this workout--it just needs to be modified a bit as you gain strength. Enjoy!"
Won't hurt your body!
Elizabeth McGuire | PA, USA | 06/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It was great to finally find a workout that wont hurt my back or anything else for that matter. I went down from a size 14 to a 10 thanks to Jen. The key is doing this tape every other day or every day if possible. If you are not in shape, you will find this tape leaving you sore for the first few times you do it. Just keep doing it until you actually start to feel that your body needs to do this all the time. Jen, the instructor is working at the expert level but has another instructor (Susanne) do the beginner level so that you start slowly and eventually move on the the harder exercises. I get easily bored with tapes but not with this one because:
1) It helped me lose the weight,
2) As you get better, you can increase the weights or do the expert level so you feel challenged
3) It has helped me begin to do harder exercises and increase my energy.
This tape is amazing and Jen makes it fun and motivating. The physical difference shows in my arms which are no longer fat but firm and thinner - my lower body looks incredible with my legs looking perfect and my buttocks much firmer."