Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Keeping Fit in Your 50s - Strength|
Actors: Cindy Joseph, Robyn Stuhr
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Muscle is the body?s natural heating system. Regular strength training revs up your metabolism and helps protect against the bone loss that naturally occurs in your 50s. This fact-filled strength guide and workout is uniqu... more »
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Good workout for fifties ladies
Granny | 07/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I received this exercise DVD yesterday and used it for the first time today with my friend. She and I are in our mid and late fifties and had been doing a strengthening exercise video together but the VCR died and so we're using the DVD player instead.
I loved this DVD in comparison to the video. The video had a fitness expert leading several every-day type folks in the exercises. I found the other people distracting and they didn't always do the exercises properly and she had to show them how to do them correctly. I got tired of seeing that replayed every time I did the exercises. Also, the expert talked to us between the rep sets. That was fine the first few times, but got tiresome after a while. On the DVD, she goes back and forth between two different exercises rather than having actual rest times. This seemed a more effective use of time.The DVD seemed to be more professionally done than the video also.
I am fairly new to weight lifting so don't have an opinion about slow or fast weight lifting. If you are convinced that slow weight lifting is the only effective way to do weight lifting, you will not want to do this program. She moves at a pretty fast clip. We were sweating at the end of this program and we weren't with the other program. I have read the controversy about whether or not slow movements are more effective. I am not convinced either way yet, so I am going to stay with the faster pace. I liked it much better. I wasn't receiving any of the promised benefits of the slow way after several months.
As soon as I can afford it, I am going to order the flexibility and aerobic DVDs as well."
Very disappointing - not recommended.
Variety is the spice of workout lif | Zanesville, OH | 03/25/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The instructor takes up too much time in talking, and in a too-condescending voice, more appropriate for children. Neither of the participants has a good sense of rhythm - why use music if you're not going to keep time? Then, after the workout, no stretch. I would not have bought this had I seen it first - it was a waste of money for my requirements. It gets 2 stars instead of 1 because if you ignore the criticisms above and put a lot of effort into it you can end up with a halfway-decent workout. But any workout should have a stretching section at the end!"
Just what I was looking for...
Margo M. Rudd | PA | 02/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a very busy fifty-something woman I have found this DVD to be quite helpful. I've used it about 3 times a week for a month, and I am very pleased to report that I have advanced enough to move from 1 lb. weights to 2 lb. weights, which for me is a big improvement. This DVD does not drag the way some other exercise DVDs do, and I find Robyn Stuhr and Cindy Joseph to be quite inspiring (and not the least bit condescending). I plan to continue with this exercise program (who knows, maybe I'll work my way up to 10 lb weights), and, because I am pleased with this product, I intend to purchase the "Keeping Fit in Your 50s" flexibility DVD as well."
Feeling Great at 50
Linda - Temecula | California, USA | 10/05/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Keeping Fit in Your 50's is a wonderful series; I have all three DVDs and use them regularly. The workouts are easy to follow and cover three areas of fitness: aeorbics, flexibility, and strength training. I have wasted money before on exercise videos, but found exactly what I needed with these."