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|Get Ripped with Jari Love Get Ripped Chiseled|
Actor: Jari Love
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Razor Digital Ent Release Date: 11/20/2007
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Jari's most challenging endurance workout yet!
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 09/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm fairly new to Jari's workouts but have really been enjoying them--I love how she pushes you to work hard yet doesn't kill you. I was thrilled to be able to preview her newest video, Ripped & Chiseled. I found it to be most similar to her Get Ripped Slim & Lean in that it is a long workout (just over an hour) which really challenges your endurance. However, Ripped & Chiseled is different in that Jari uses 2-3 consecutive exercises per muscle group, so each area really gets hit hard!
Jari's background exercisers here include Gaylene from Ripped 1000 (who amazingly is 57 years old!), Judy, and Mike. As with the other Ripped workouts, you have your choice of using different types of equipment, including dumbbells, a barbell, and weight plates. Also, the weight loads for each exerciser are shown (this time BEFORE the exercise starts, which is great because it gives you time to set up) as well as the total number of repetitions.
Again Jari uses a high number of repetitions with varied counts (singles, 2-2, 4-4, 3-1, 1-3, and pulses), but she adds some new twists here, such as high/low pulses on the squats and 1-7/7-1 counts on the triceps work. There are a total of 15 exercise tracks as follows:
4. Stiff Leg Deadlift/Bent Knee Deadlift
5. Chest Press
6. Push Ups
7. Chest Fly
8. Back Track
9. Triceps Dips
10. Skull Crushers
11. Pull Overs
12. Overhead Press
14. Hammer Curls
15. Cool Down
With the exception of the triceps dips, which is a bit shorter, each track averages around 4.5-5 minutes. As you can see, there is no abs work, but the abs section from Slim & Lean (a nice quick abs routine consisting of 4 exercises performed in 2 sets), is included as a bonus. The DVD Bonus features are as follows: Abs Workout-Talking Nutrition-Healthy Recipes-Other Programs-Previews.
Although this workout is similar to Slim & Lean, I enjoyed it much more; it just seemed to flow more smoothly, making the time, although lengthy, go by more quickly. Although not as intense overall as Ripped 1000, which includes cardio, I believe that Ripped & Chiseled is Jari's most intense endurance workout to date. Since you are working each muscle group several times before moving on, you will probably need to use lighter weights than with Jari's other workouts--even Jari & crew dropped to lower weights during the biceps section! Therefore, this would not be a good workout to use as part of a heavy lifting routine.
The best thing about this workout was that I felt great after I was done! Definitely an excellent endurance workout for intermediate to advanced exercisers; highly recommended."
Excellent Upperbody Work
L.Z. | TX | 02/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I used Jari's "Slim and Lean" DVD before. "Ripped and Chiseled" is the second DVD I have of her. I have to say, I like the Slim and Lean DVD better. My goal is to find an exercise routine that burns calories while weight training. There is limited amount of time to exercise everyday, I wanted more bang for my effort so to speak. This particular DVD does not really keep my heart rate elevated throughout. Looking at the exercise breakdown, the exercises that incorporate lower body muscles are all in the front of the DVD. The lower body lounges and squats get my heart rate going in the beginning, but after that, there is hardly anything for the lower body at all. The upper body exercises doesn't use large enough muscles to maintain my heart rate in the 80% range.
Overall, this is a good workout video. I like the fact that the workout involves controlled movement, Jari is not overly hyper, bouncing off the walls, like some other aerobic videos. The back workout is new, and very necessary for me.
Update (2 months later):
I've been using Jari's "Ripped 1000" and "ripped to the core" with "Chiseled". I realized that the three DVDs have slightly different focus.
- Ripped 1000's focus is mixing cardio with weight reps, your heart rate is elevated throughout because of the cardio portions. On average I consume 20 oz of water during this video and seems to sweat them all out.
- "Ripped to the Core" is slightly less cardio than 1000, but lots of compound exercises that involve both upper and lower body at the same time. Heart rate is elevated but not nearly as much as 1000. I can get away with drinking 15oz of water.
- "Chiseled" is less bouncy. More focus on each muscle group. Especially the back, arms, shoulders and chest. Because of the large amount of upper body work, my heart rate is not as high as the other two, but the upper body muscles do get more work. Because of the lower cardio, I perspire a lot less, and can get away with drinking 8oz of water.
My arms and shoulders were all sore after using "Chiseled" even after I've been working with "1000" for a few weeks. So I guess it depends on what your focus is. I had limited amount of time to work, and I wanted every minute to count. So I chose 1000 more thinking that I can work Cardio as well as weight at the same time by keeping the heart rate high. But I think "1000" does not do as well when it comes to train the upper body muscles as the "Chiseled". So my new plan is to use this video once a week.
One drawback, the break between segments in this video is extremely short, I had to pause the DVD after most of the segments. I suppose this could be viewed as a good thing, you get as much material as you can, crammed into the alloted time. Keep the remote close though."
Cheryl L. Malone | Costa Mesa, CA USA | 01/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jari Love is a great trainer. This workout out is a non-stop killer workout; with lots of reps and no stopping. I could barely walk the next day after all the lunges. I like her training style; she mixes things up to confuse the muscles into working harder. She has very good form and passes on good information, to keep the student from injuring themselves. I have all her DVD's and can honestly say; I am not disappointed with any of them."
Tears you down to build you back up
David A. Olson | WI, USA | 12/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video has 6 sections: legs, chest, back, shoulders, triceps, and biceps. Each section is 2 or 3 (for legs it is 4!) exercises that last 5 about minutes each which really wear each muscle down until you can barely lift any weight at all. By the time you are done working out a body part, you are really glad to be moving on. I consider that a good thing in an exercise video, because it pushes me harder than I would push myself.
There isn't really any cardio, though. However, if I want cardio I can do the Get Ripped 1000 workout. This one is great for all around strength and endurace."