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|Janis Saffell - Brand New Butt Sculpt|
Actor: Janis Saffell
Director: Guillermo Gomez
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Join Janis Saffell for this ultimate Sculpt workout designed to firm and tone your buns thighs and arms.Janis is known world-wide for her innovative workouts and presentations. She is accredited by AFAA ACE NASM and AAA/I.... more »
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Huge Waste of Money
K. Fountain | Seattle, WA | 02/13/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought Janis' Brand New Butt and More video and loved it, so I thought I'd pick this one up too. Huge mistake! Not only is the video super short, extremely grainy and blurry, but both the warm up and cool down are from the Brant New Butt and More video! Literally HALF of this is a copy-and-paste from another workout video, which is ridiculous. And the main part of the video is super easy and really didn't do anything for me. I like her other videos, so I don't know why she decided to release this debacle."
Nice option for working the lower body with low/no weights
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 07/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"NOTE: This DVD is apparently a re-release of footage from Janis's Brand New Butt Plus Pilates video; it contains the Warm-Up, Sculpting, and Cool-Down segments only (no Pilates or step aerobics as on the original). Janis works out with three background exercisers on the same set as her Hardcore Kickbox Circuit.
This is a mainly lower body-focused sculpting workout that uses dumbbells and a Dynaband, and it clocks in just over a half hour. The 5-minute warm-up is fairly traditional with side taps, hamstring curls, arm reaches, etc., and it concludes with lower body stretches.
The 19.5 minute sculpting section begins with an unweighted plie series. Some of these moves were reminiscent of ballet, where you stand on one leg and lift one toe up, but Janis also includes plie squats and throws in some plyos as well. The next series uses dumbbells to incorporate some upper body work: there is a lunge front with a front raise, a knee lift with a bicep curl, and a front kick with a side raise.
Continuing to work both the upper and the lower body, Janis uses both the band and the weights at the same time for squats with overhead press and side leg extensions. The final series begins with an upper body combination only (a row/flye on one side, a row/triceps kickback on the other), then adds a back kick with balance and a back leg raise. Finally, Janis finishes off each leg with lunge front-side-back series.
Janis incorporates the band into the lengthy (just under 7 minutes) cool-down as well, using it mainly to stretch the hips and hamstrings in a lying position. The cool-down also includes several Pilates moves, such as the teaser and the mermaid (in fact, it's a little odd because Janis keeps talking about the Pilates workout you just completed--which of course isn't included on this version of the DVD).
Overall, I liked this DVD. It didn't give me a killer lower body workout, but it would be a nice alternative on a shorter/lighter day; I could also see using it as an add-on to a full-body strength workout to get some extra leg work in. This workout would be most likely to appeal to those who prefer to work their lower body use either no or light weights only."