The Original (older version) has a better workout
Erangi B | Sacramento, California | 10/10/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I used the Original VHS tape about 7 years ago and it worked wonders. I used it after I had my daughter and it gave me a flat stomach in no time. I've tried, cardio, pilates, yoga everything since I had my son 6 months ago and nothing seem to work. So I wanted to upgrade my "Original 8 min abs and buns" VHS to the DVD version and bought this. I tried this and I have to say I am very unhappy with the workouts
I did not feel the abs workout except for 2 routines. The buns and thighs workout was more or less the same. If you have weak knees and back you will not be able to do these effectively because most of the excersises are lunges of some sort and squats. In the Original the exsercises felt better on the knees and I felt that I have had a good workout on my muscles after the 1st 2 or 3 minutes itself. The arms section in this is good (not better but good) on this.
Some find the original cheesy because of the 80 style and the commentary. But I think its better cause the instructor reminds you to keep your posture better and keeps of motivating you (although in cheesy ways) to go through the routine.. In this dvd I was getting bored after the 1st 2 minutes.
Now if you have not used to the original, this would seem great. Since I was looking to replace the original (VHS) version this was a dissapointment to me."
I. Griffin | Michigan | 06/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really like this DVD. I work out regularly and this had me sweating big time! And I am quite sore! As you get more advanced, add weights. They're great, basic (and beyond) exercises.
I like that you go through the sections so you have a chance to breathe in between as it sits at the main menu waiting for the next selection. Get some water, catch your breath and move on without having to pause, rewind, etc. You just click on the next section when you're ready to go.
Wasn't sure what to think of something with "8 minutes" as the description, didn't seem like you can get benefit out of that, but when you put the 5 sections together you get a good, 40 minute workout. And you'll feel it in every part worked! What's tough is the "buns" section really works your legs too and then when you get to the "thighs" section, you're working them again. So they really get a good workout!
And the price is great! Overall happy with this purchase."
Nice pack for the punch
Bekita | NC | 08/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this along with Shaun T's Hip Hop Abs from Beachbody, the 8 min Core Workout wins hands down on giving a total body burn. I was sore for days after. With 8 min sections I didn't think I would get much workout, but with them combined to a 40 min workout it really burns. I will be including this regularly in my workout regime.
My only complaint is their is no feature to run all the segments, you have to go back to the main menu after each section."
R. Curtis | USA | 09/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The excercises are explained very clearly but don't be fooled! This was really hard! If you have sore knees or joints then this is not one that you want to try just starting out! Also make sure that you have some sort of mat to put on the floor."