Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Trainer's Edge Killer Butt With Dolores Munoz|
Actor: Dolores Munoz
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
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Effective, but extremely repetitive
Viktoria | New York, NY | 10/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, instead of "repetitive" some might actually call this workout "boring", which I probably would if it wasn't working my lower half so tough that I was screeching my teeth at various points. No, it's not gonna work your butt only - I mean, over 20 minutes of nothing but squats, plies and lounges are quite tough on your legs as well. And that is ALL you get in the standing work part of the DVD. Unless it's the first time you're making an attempt at firming your butt, you must've done all of them a million times. Doing them with Ms. Munoz, though, will make you do more repetitions than you normally would, making you work those muscles harder than usual.
Don't expect any great surprises during those more than 15 minutes of mat work either - do expect an unusual number of repetitions and quite a burn in your butt, though.
As another rewiever said, it's rather inspiring to see that Ms. Munoz and the two other ladies in the background are sweating and seem to be suffering just as much as you are. There is also a handful of useful cues, but none of those annoyingly friendly and (supposedly) funny comments you get on a lot of other home workout videos. This one is strictly about some serious lower body work - and, well, not really about fun of any kind.
There's also a bonus segment on the DVD, which took me some time to actually find out about. It's an abs/back workout with the good ol' exercises I'm sure we all have done more times than those squats. The weird thing about it is the instructor - this guy with a weird accent, a silvery patch over his right eye and a hairy armpit... He hardly ever says anything and don't expect any real cues whatsoever. I really feel like that bonus part doesn't exactly match the overall quality of the DVD."
You will feel the burn!
K. Harrell | United States | 01/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent tool to work your thighs and butt. Yes Ms. Munoz does stick with the basic exercises, but if you're like me and find it hard to remain focused exercising on your own this tape will be helpful. In the standing segment you do squats, pulsing squats, plies, pulsing plies, forward lunges, stationary pulsing lunges and squats with kicks. However, you do more repetitions then you would do on your own so your legs start to wobble and you can really feel the workout. She gives tips on form and mostly focuses on counting, which is great because I don't like chatty instructors.
Then for the second segment which is on the floor you do bridges, with and without a leg lift, heel digs, donkeys and,etc. If you stick with this workout you will see results.
Also, if you choose Munoz's assistants show how to add weights and ankle weights to the routine. But these props are not necessary to get an effective workout. It is encouraging that the people on the DVD seem to be working as hard as you are.
I highly recommend this DVD. Keep some water nearby and good luck! :)"
L. Wynn | Denver,CO USA | 05/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a college student who hasn't worked out in a few months and decieded to try some home dvds to shape up. I thought I would get the usual bounce-around aerobics,but I was dead wrong! You get a little warm-up with sprints, then its straight to the squats,lunges and plies. I couldn't finish all the routines and was sweating in about 2 minutes! I've never been worked like this by a dvd! I highly recommend this dvd for anyone that's looking for an intermediate challenge or a mix-up when regular workouts don't make you sweat."
Best Butt Ever!!!
C. Lawyer | 08/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"O.K., I'm not a fan of workout videos however, purchasing this DVD was the best money I ever spent. I had read the other reviews listed and was curious. In just a few workout sessions I noticed my butt appeared to be "lifted". I'm a new mom with not much time to work out, but in 40 minutes I get a great cardio and lower body strength training workout."