Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Get Ripped with Jari Love Slim Lean|
Actor: Jari Love
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
* Intense advanced-level instructor Jari Love takes — muscular endurance training to a new -- and totally — challenging -- level — * With Jari's signature unique count variations and — unusually hight repetitions, you'll total... more »
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Tough endurance workout...
Teedums | White Bear Lake, MN | 09/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a new fan of Jari Love really enjoying her Ripped workout, I was excited to pick up her new workouts. This one is definitely more advanced and intense, lots of reps here. I am not used to this type of training as I generally do higher weight/lower rep workouts like the Firm and others, so I was wasted the first time I did this one, had to go majorly light on the weights too.
Jari is joined by Laurie and Krista, who were in the first Ripped workout along with Brian. The transformations that Laurie and Krista have made since Ripped are quite inspiring. You will need some dumbells for this workout, barbells and plate weights are also used by some of the participants. This workout contains 12 tracks including warmup and stretch, each track has it's own song. There is a preview for each exercise so you know what's coming, plus they show each exercisers weight load plus display the number of reps that will be performed. I found this quite helpful. Here is a listing of the exercises...
squats (76 reps plus pulsing)
lunges (front/back, 94 total plus pulsing)
chest presses (64 plus pulsing)
bent leg deadlifts/deadrows (30 deadlifts, 54 rows plus pulsing)
pushups/rotator cuff (45 pushups, 32 rotator cuff)
tricep dips/french press (24 dips, 56 french press)
bicep/hammer curls (46 curls plus pulsing, 36 hammer curls)
one leg squats/wide squats (44 one leg plus pulsing, 38 wide plus pulsing)
overhead press/lateral raise (34 overheads, 28 lateral)
The warmup consists of some of the exercises you will see throughout the workout with really light weights. Krista shows beginner modifications for a lot of the exercises, plus there are other options given throughout such as doing the lunges in a static or stationary position, which I do myself. I used a range of 3-10 pound dumbells for this workout and it was plenty tough for me, as you can see there are lots and lots of reps, for some exercises maybe a few too many. The chest track was especially tough for me.
Still, I give this workout 4 stars, I think over time and once I get used to this kind of training, I will like the results that I see. Plus alternating light weight training with heavier weight training will shake things up a bit and keep things interesting. For those who thought that Ripped was too easy, Jari has come up with a challenge here. She has done a nice job in this one, I have this one and her 2 other workouts, I do them all and look forward to the new ones she has coming out late this year/early next year."
An ouchie but a goodie
E. Evans | 05/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really like Jari Love's Slim and Lean. I had tried her original workout, "Get Ripped" and found it a bit easy for me as I am an advanced exerciser. That is definitely NOT a problem with this workout. Using relatively low weights (I used 5-12 pounds) and a high number of repetitions, Jari leads you through a series of exercises that target each muscle group. She adds on killer pulses to the moves on some muscle groups. My quads and shoulders felt the burn with all of those pulses! I liked the music in this workout better than the music of "Get Ripped". Some of the tracks were familiar to me from other workout videos (Cathe Friedrich) and they were definitely less headache-inducing. I also found the ab workout to be slightly more difficult than "Get Ripped", which is a good thing.
The background exercisers show a wide range of modifications, so this workout is great for people of all fitness levels. I recommend this one for people looking to tone up and increase their muscular endurance. You definitely get a big bang for your buck with this workout."
Quite good :-)
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 04/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know why Amazon isn't releasing this till July when you can already buy it online elsewhere, but I've got it already and this is what I think of it ...
After a quick warmup, there is a workout that is just under one hour of toning. You do the exercises standing and seated. Jari uses A LOT of repetitions - 45 push ups etc and the weights can be anywhere from 3lbs to 20lbs. That sounds like hard work and it is, but it's worth it because the results that I've seen with this dvd is more dramatic than any other workout I've done.
Each section begins with a quick one-on-one demo of the proper form that you need to avoid injury. At the end of the dvd is a segment all about healthy eating. If you do this often enough, it almost won't matter what you eat, because you will be burning so many calories even at rest, you'll practically be able to eat whatever you want. Admittedly 90 plus lunges are tough going, but try and work your way through this dvd and your friends will be envious of your new body."
Jari is no joke!!!
Smeggy | Collingswood NJ | 08/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's amazing. I keep seeing better results with each passing month. (I've been doing ripped videos for a little over 3 months now.) I actually started seeing some changes in my body after doing this video just 3 times. Slim & Lean is a great workout & you will see results. It's given me the best results of anything i've tried yet. I rotate this video with a few other of jari's workouts. I like slim & lean & "ripped to the core" best. They get me huffing & puffing every time.
This workout is very no nonsense & straightforward weight training. using low weights with high reps to tone up. and it works! Even though it is a high # of reps, to me it does not seem boring at all because you are constantly changing up how you do each move (she'll vary the speed/counts for each move). Honestly i am so challenged by the workout that there is no room for boredom. I like her videos so much that i want to do them every day. I was previously the aerobics queen & thought i was in good shape. that is until i tried jari's videos. Now I feel myself getting stronger & stronger as the weeks go by. My arms look fabulous & i'm finally trimming down the tire on my waist that never goes away. I am SO toned up now. no leg jiggle or back of the arm flab. The pot belly i always have since my late twenties is finally shrinking. My back looks really great now & my posture is even better. I am still small & womanly, only now i am tight & toned. I love it.
Every fitness level can benefit from this video. While this is a tough workout that even the most advanced person will "feel the burn", beginners should not be intimidated. I would encourage anyone to incorporate this or any of jari's workouts into their routine. You can adjust the workouts to suit your fitness level by increasing or decreasing weights or by not using any at all to begin with. Jari also gives suggestions for modifications in case a particular move is too challenging or advanced. One of the video demonstrators shows an easy modification, while another modifies the move to make it more intense for those that are at a higher fitness level. You simply use whatever technique & weight load works for you.
Only problem is that now i feel like no other workouts are as intense so i have to force myself to do cardio in between ripped workouts. That's right, the former cardio queen is now hooked on getting ripped.
Note: I want to give a tip for those new to weight lifting: I've noticed that Jari's recommendation of 3 times a week is too frequent for me. My muscles seem to need more time to rest. I was getting too fatigued & sore doing her routines 3 times a week so i only do them about twice a week now & i feel great & have wonderful results. If you find you are very sore when it is supposedly time to do the video again just hold off one more day & let those muscles rest up. Or if after some time you fell like you are not progressing well than maybe you will benefit from more rest time in between. let those muscles have time to repair themselves. You'll see great results if you do.......have fun getting ripped :)"