Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Walk Away the Pounds for Abs |
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
You don t have to spend hours in the gym to get a leaner trimmer stronger you. In fact you don t have to leave your living room. With Walk Away the Pounds? for Abs you can get a great workout that challenges every muscle... more »
Not Leslie's Best Workouts....
Lee Mellott | Frederick, Maryland | 07/19/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Leslie is the queen of walking workouts. Her tapes leave you with no excuse not to exercise. They are simple, you can do them at home rain or shine and they are quick.
I enjoy many of Leslie's tapes but found the Walk Away The Pounds for Abs tape to be less than her best.
The walks are Leslie's usual walks with easy movements, sidesteps, marches etc. This particular set includes a l mile, 2 mile or 3 mile walk on one DVD. A resistance belt, recipe cards and a small booklet with a suggested walking workout schedule. The problem is with the WATP's belt.
The tapes are marketed as walks that work your abs. You put a velcro belt around your waist and pull on the resistance bands attached to the belt. One band per arm. This does not work your abs at all. It works your arms. Sadly it also strains the muscles in your back. Not a good thing.
The ab belts are not well made and many folks have been sad to discover theirs have broken with just a few uses. To rectify this the manufacturer of the belt now makes them so the bands have a very light resistance. This way there is not a lot of tension on the bands, so they are less likely to break. Naturally, this also means your arms are not going to get a workout either.
You could do the workouts without the bands and just use light weights but why would you when Leslie offers so many other workouts to choose from.
Unless you want a sore back skip these tapes and select something else."
READ: Even with its quirks, WATP for the Abs still works!
Traicye | NY, NY USA | 10/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even with its quirks, WATP for the Abs still works!
Ok, I've read a lot of the reviews, so I thought that my "2 cents" might help someone make the decision to invest or not invest in this set.
I bought the set-2 DVDs, one with the 1 and 2-mile and the other with the 3-mile. No belt came with my DVD set, but that was what I wanted since the other reviews discussed the belt's drawbacks and short lifespan.
Leslie's still her cute, talkative, and happy self. She keeps me motivated. The routines are simple, like everyone else has said, and my boy Randy is doing his thing in the back! The crew is mostly new to me, and they are not the most coordinated bunch. People, including Leslie, get offbeat or off of the correct foot. It is easy to get back in time, though.
I love the fact that with these DVDs I don't feel unpleasant cramps in my calves at the end from the lunge stretches that we do with the regular WATP videos. The squats are a great addition.
Now on to this belt. I use the 2-lb. weights from the original videos. They are heavier, but I'm fairly strong so I use them when Leslie uses the belt. People have talked about the belt breaking and everything. Check this out on the 2-mile DVD. Go to just before the 1/2-mile point. Look at the lady in the back on the right. Her name is Jo. Watch her. Does her belt break? I just noticed this today, and I use the 2-mile DVD on the regular! It was so funny. I was tempted to stop the DVD and watch it, but I figured that that would not be good for my body. SO, I went back and viewed it. A long piece of resistance cord hangs by her left side. It is so pitiful. She fumbles and fidgets with the belt and looks so defeated. Jo gets off beat and tries to adjust the stupid thing. At one point, she fakes it with one handle! Sometimes she uses both of them, with no cords. Then she pulls a Randy and just does the arm movement without the handles at all. By the time the full mile is reached, it looks as if she has a new belt. Oh and let's not talk about Wendy and the belt that engulfs her like a hula-hoop!
Alright, with all of that said, I still do the videos because I see and feel the results. Although other people may not notice, I notice and that's all that matters to me. I can feel when I haven't done the videos for a few days. My thighs feel like they get wider or something, and my stomach seems like it loses its firmness.
Check these videos out for yourself. If there's a way to borrow them from the library, try them at no cost to you. Even with its quirks, WATP for the Abs still works!"
More for Veterns of Walk Away the Pounds Workouts
C. Bennett | New England | 12/26/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you enjoyed Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds workouts, here is a new variation for you. The kit includes a Walk Away Belt, and a DVD. The DVD has three workouts on it:
- 1 mile
- 2 mile
- 3 mile
Each of the workouts includes the same basic steps that were used in the Walk Away The Pounds set:
- kick backs
- knee lifts
- side steps
- and of course, walking
There are no new steps introduced. If you have done the Walk Away workouts, you can do these workouts. They are not much different. The people walking with Leslie are mostly new. For example, in the 3-mile walk, you'll see Randy (who was in the old workouts). The music is new, and updated for today. This is not a recycled, older product like the Miracle Mile and 4-Mile Walk. The 3-mile workout uses the belt only minimally. For an "ab" workout, I was shocked not to have crunches and sit-ups. Leslie uses the belt to work the upper body, but does not explain what this belt does for your abs, or how to use the belt. How is it supposed to be worn? Sitting on your hips or on your waist? How can the same upper body moves we used in the old workouts work the abs? The 3-mile walk is a good variation on the Walk Away The Pounds 3-mile walk. If you're bored with the old set, give this one a try. It is not necessary to use the belt, you can always go without it."
The best of an excellent set of workouts
Jaizon | NH United States | 12/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have used several of Leslie Sansone's walking programs, with weighted balls, stretchie, and the 4 mile power walk. They are all wonderfully invigorating, but I love the abs program the best. I never feel exhausted after completing the workout, and my whole body feels the blood flowing and the energy level rising. For years, I walked for 45 minutes a day outside, and on a treadmill in the long New England winter, listening to books on tape to keep the boredom away. But these workouts utilize the upper body as well as the lower, and really do get the endorphins flowing. Of course, being able to keep it up during the winter, and to vary the level among the the 1,2,3, and 4 mile walks is very helpful in terms of sustaining motivation. I am 57 years old, mother of three grown kids, and a bit overweight. This workout is helping with weight loss, but more importantly, my whole mind set has been improved by the exercise regimen, and I actually look forward to my workout session each day. I can't praise Leslie highly enough for her style-minimal chit chat, pleasant and sincere in her manner. Particularly for those who have had a hard time finding a program that sustains the will on a long term basis, this is the best!!"