Good athletic development dvd, but takes a lot of equipment
Andrea Lynn | New York, New York | 02/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's a great dvd for if you are trying to develop for a sport. She really shows exercises that she does for tennis. This was a pleasant surprise as I thought they'd just put together a workout and stick her in there to have people buy it. The big negative I had, was, when buying it, there was nothing to indicate on the case that you would need all that equipment and a partner. You need a medicine ball, orange cones, a big powerball, hand weights, bands for your ankles, a giant grid for the floor, a step, and etc. I wish they would have had the tennis clips etc. on an optional separate part of the dvd. If you just want to do the work out, you have to sit through that. I like it, because it's geared towards improving athleticism as opposed to just sculpting muscles."
L. Blumenthal | Chicago, IL USA | 12/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a tennis player, so I thought that Anna K's workout might be a good one to try. It is definitely challenging. Most people don't have the space available for the wind-sprints and cone-course exercises she has at the end, but most of the exercises can be done at home. Most people don't have a medicine ball, but you can do the same exercises with a basketball. The balance ball adds a whole new dimension to free weight exercises, so it's worth getting one.Anna's feeble nutrition and diet tips are a waste of tape. But I wish the producers had spent a little more time showing Anna play tennis. A tennis tip or two would have been nice and might encourage non-players to take up the game.Someone commented on how awful the music is and I cannot understand what his objection was. It's pretty much soft rock, not played very loudly. The visuals are also shot with taste and restraint. No sleazy, lingering shots of her chest and butt, thank goodness. But my teenage son did enjoy watching it nonetheless."
Many great exercises but the music gives you a headache
loracks | Aventura, FL. USA | 10/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The music to this video was loud and awful. Unless you like heavy metal type music, you'll find it unbearable. The music was geared toward Anna's young male groupies instead of the serious thirty and older customers.
If you can deal with the music, Anna shows you practically every exercise to reach every muscle. It's a great workout and the exercises are extremely helpful for improving your physical ability in the sport you play, especially tennis which is why I bought this tape in the first place. It helps in improving your speed, strength, endurance, balance, and agility and even tells you how many calories you should be eating and gives you four examples of a good nutritional power breakfast. It also shows you how to warm up before hand and how to cool down afterwards.
However, the video does not tell you how much weight,sets, or repetitions you should do except for saying that you should use a weight amount to work out with that makes you tired after 15-20 reps. She uses an agility ball, cones, a box, a medicine ball, weights, lateral resistors, and a jump rope. You'd have to buy some of these exercise tools or use your imagination and use things around the house. But if you're serious about self physical improvement, I definitely think it's worth the investment.
I am rating this video a 4, only because the music is horrendous and I can't mute it because then I can't hear the instuctions.
If you have some knowlegde about reps and sets on your own, and you play a sport, especially tennis, or just want to get in shape and can get past the music, I would then recommend this video.
I would also recommend it to heavy metal music fans."
Good video, if you don't want to work out with it
L. Blumenthal | 01/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really like this video. It is the type of video that you need to watch, jot down the exercises, and do them else where. This is not a "work out with Anna" video. It is geared towards active people who need exercises to elevate their level of fitness. You should not buy this video if you intend to do it in your apartment. Nor is it a video for beginners. The music is not too bad. It is bearable. The workouts are clear, concise, and more importantly good. If you are a tennis player, or an active person, this will help you out a lot. Oh and if you are just a male Anna fan you will like the video, too."