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|Keli Roberts Breakthrough Upper Body Core|
Actor: Keli Roberts
Director: Marcus Irwin
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
You will feel this workout right where it counts! Get ready for fun variations to sculpt and define your entire lower body and core muscles using only dumbbells, a medicine ball and a mat. Each Tri-Set sequence involves an... more »
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Solid strength workout focused on the upper body and core
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 09/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In this video from her "Time Saver Workouts" series, instructor Keli Roberts presents a fast-moving workout focused on upper body and core work. Keli and her two background exercisers are in brightly lit, colorful studio, and they use light dumbbells plus small medicine balls throughout the workout.
The workout is structured into five mini-workouts, or rounds, each of which consist of an upper body exercise with weights, an upper body exercise using the medicine ball, and finally, a core exercise (usually incorporating the ball). Keli begins with a quick-paced, 4-minute warm-up that consists of moves such as shoulder rolls, squats, reaches, knees, and a jump in and out of plank. The exercises in each round are listed on the back of the DVD case as follows (note that every round contains some type of push-up and/or plank move, so those with wrist issues may have problems):
Bilateral bent over row - Push up with ball under hand - Med ball hand to foot pass core stabilization
Unilateral row sequences - Push up with med ball roll hand to hand - Med ball under feet plank/hip extension balance
Clean and press - Push up with hands on med ball - C V-sit med ball rotations with touch down
Bicep curl w1/leg balance - Lateral raise & external rotation - Back extension with med ball in hands overhead
Push up and Row - B Rhomboid lift - Opposite hand and leg raise
Keli concludes the workout with approximately 3 minutes of nice stretching for the upper body, bringing the total time in just shy of 30 minutes. Each round is individually chaptered, so you could easily shorten/customize the workout. The Main Menu of the DVD list's Keli's Introduction (very short overview), Play all Workouts, Select Workout (chapters), and Bonus Features. Bonuses include 3 3-minute clips from other workouts (Breakthrough Lower Body and Core, Flexibility for the Inflexible, and ASAP: Abs, Spine, & Posture), bloopers and behind the scenes, and previews of other workouts by Keli.
Overall, this was a pretty solid workout, and the time just flew by. I was a little put off by the fact that Keli used light weights throughout--her light dumbbells were appropriate for some of the exercises, such as the rhomboid work, but most of the other moves demanded heavier weights. However, there is a lot of flexibility to this workout, and it probably could be customized to meet the needs of most experienced beginner to intermediate exercisers."