Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ultimate Body Complete Cardio|
Actors: Kendell Hogan, Jessica Smith, Teri Ann Krefting, Amy Dixon
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
A total body workout including arms, legs, abs & buns + 5 BONUS mini workouts! In as little as 20 minutes a day, you can burn calories, lose weight, and achieve a stronger, sexier body with this series of high-energy, targ... more »
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Lots of variety for the price! Great workout
Trish | CA | 06/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
I ordered a six-pack series of the Exercise Tv Presents Ulitimate Body. For the price, this series is a great place to start or add to your exercise DVD library.
This particular DVD, Complete Cardio, was one of my two favorites.
Complete Cardio is a compilation of 2- 20 minute programs and 2- 10 minute programs offered on Exercise TV, put together for you. There is also a 10 minute bonus workout.
The first program "Complete Basic Cardio" is instructed by Amy Dixon. This 20 minute program is a good place for beginners to start. The exercises are all well cued and not at all dancy or difficult. Intermediate or Advanced exercisers will need to "pump it up" by doing the moves with extra jumps or weight
The second program is Cardio Burning Intervals. Kendall Hogan is the instructor and one of my favorite instructors in the series. He is always positive and encouraging. As the title states, this program switches between cardio and strength moves. The 20 minutes flys by because it feels like you're only doing a move for a short time and then going on to something else. If you have knee troubles, careful....
lots of lunges, jumps and squats with weights.
The next program instructed by Jessica Smith focuses on the lower body. This was a tough workout, but my least fav of the group, only because I like standing leg workouts....a personal choice, so don'e knock the DVD because of this section. You may like it..
Next is a full Body Cardio Burn led by Teri Ann Krefting. Although it was a cardio blast, I felt it mostly in the core area.
The bonus workouts are 5 (2) minute exercises focusing on the shoulders, core, lower-body, torso, and a full-body workout.
I had originally rated this 4 1/2 starts, but am bumping it up to 5. The warm-ups of the segments that follow are easy enough to intensify, so that I was able to keep my heartrate up in between segments, which was my gripe. (I think I mixed this up with the "Star Cardio" DVD that Exercise TV puts out. This is one of my favorite intense cardio DVDs. I give this DVD 5 stars for the content, adjustable time for workouts, instuction, and intensity.
Good variety - lots of options with this DVD!
M. Konkoly | 05/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first got this DVD, I tried all of the workouts, which really was probably asking too much. Lately, I've been combining one of the 20 minute workouts with a 10 minute workout for 30 minutes of good intensity. I was very impressed with all of the workouts on this DVD, and I enjoy that you can do 10, 20, 30, or any 10-minute increment up to 70 minutes. There is enough variety on this DVD to workout 4 days a week and not get bored or too used to any workout. I am a huge Amy Dixon fan, and I was really impressed with the two contributions she made on this DVD. Finally, the thing I seemed to like most about this workout was the individual countdown clocks on each one. I think that you'll enjoy knowing how much time is left in each, which to me was great motivation to give it my all in the last few minutes of a workout. This is fast becoming one of my new favorites!"
dusty | Ohio | 09/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This series is awesome. I own all 4 of the cardio/weights DVDs and they offer a huge variety, but I was mostly surprised with the intensity. I consider myself advanced (Cathe, Amy, Mindy, etc.) and this series really worked me over. But most of all, I felt I broke a plateau and had fun doing it. I highly recommend it."
Waaaay too easy
Blink | Over there | 03/19/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was really hoping this cardio workout would be higher impact, but it was really easy. I barely got out of breath. There are different sections and the two that used weights were a little more high impact, but still not challenging enough. I am underweight, but pretty weak and flabby, so I think this is too easy for beginners even. I do not see how anybody could really get in shape doing this."