Trim tone and tighten your abdominals like never before using the latest techniques to target belly fat and banish the bulge. Kathy Smith's TUMMY TRIMMERS includes five different 10-minute ab workouts that you can mix and ... more »match to meet your needs. With five cutting-edge methods to train your core you'll never get bored or reach a plateau...you'll simply have sensational abs! DVD Includes: STANDING ABS: Burn mega calories with fun dance-style moves and standing functional exercises that strengthen the core and flatten the belly. CORE ABS: Whittle your waist and increase your functional core strength with moves that target the deepest abdominal muscles. BOOT CAMP ABS: Challenge your abs and rediscover the power of the crunch with this state-of-the-art approach to traditional ab work. STABILITY BALL ABS: Improve your balance and agility while sculpting a lean center with movements used in everyday life. PILATES MAT ABS: Strengthen and lengthen your torso with precise Pilates movements designed to perfect posture and trim inches.System Requirements:Run time: 50 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: HEALTH/FITNESS/EXERCISE Rating: NR UPC: 031398222637 Manufacturer No: 22263« less
""Tummy Trimmers", despite its horrid name, is a great little DVD. It contains five different 10-minute ab workouts which you can program to play in any order.
Standing Abs: I was a bit disappointed with this workout, as it is far less intense than other standing ab routines like Billy Blanks TaeBo Abs! Tae Bo or the "Core" section of Quickfix - Total Cardio Kick. However, it is designed as a warmup to the other routines, rather than a stand-alone workout, and in this respect it fits the bill. You could also use it as a warmup to other DVDs. After a quick warmup, Kathy moves into a series of twisting knee lifts, overhead stretches, side-to-side chops, and some standing balance work.
Core Abs: This section will be a favourite among the crunch-phobic. It combines a series of toe taps, planks with variations, back extensions, boat and half-boat poses and side planks with hip pulses.
Boot Camp Abs: This aptly-named workout includes a variety of crunches, including crunches while twisting your legs over to one side (I really felt this in my obliques), pulsed crunches, V-sits, and bicycles. The workout finishes with a quick cobra stretch.
Stability Ball Workout: After a warmup consisting of reaches and twists while straddling the ball, Kathy moves into a long series of crunches on the ball. This is followed by woodchops (you could add a light medicine ball to this bit), back extensions on the ball, roll-outs, leg lifts with your pelvis on the ball, tucks, and side crunches with one hip on the ball.
Pilates Mat Abs: This is a short yet effective series of roll-ups, single and double leg stretches, and bridges. Kathy continually keeps you focused on perfect form.
There's nothing new or innovative here - just a series of well-designed, effective routines which work all sections of your abs without a wasted moment. Throughout the DVD, Kathy says that, while everyone wants a six-pack, it's important to have a strong midsection to help us perform everyday activities. During the workouts, she often points out the muscles you are using on the background exercisers, and demonstrates easier and more advanced variations. And of course, she looks fantastic!
If you enjoy the format of this DVD, you'll like Star Trainers: Abs which also offers five 10-minute ab routines, from five different instructors."
Tighten your abs ;-0
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 12/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was so excited to finally see a new release workout from Kathy - I haven't seen or bought a new one for ages from her. This whole workout is geared around your abs and you work them hard in various styles and for various lengths of time. You can try and do the entire workout, or pick and choose what you want to do and how much time you have to do it in. There are five 10-13 minute segments and the first which tones as well as warms you up, is done standing. Then the rest are done in various styles such as pilates and bootcamp and a segment with a stability ball and plank and stabilization moves. I found this not quite as good as doing straight 10 minutes on the floor (for some reason). I think I prefer to get in and then straight out without using stability balls or doing pilates. I have to say though, that I certainly felt this the next day and I will make every attempt to do at least two segments, three times a week. Kathy is always a great cuer and she's outgoing and encouraging and I always find that an extra bonus."
Yoga Chick | Italy, USA (military) | 02/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a big Kathy Smith fan for many years. I was also excited to see this new release. I was somewhat nervous that it would be a combination of many of her other workouts only re-released under a different name. It was NOT! There are 5 different workouts to chose from; some are familiar moves from previous DVD's but the majority were exercises I had not seen before and were incredible! True to Kathy, she has one person in the class doing the 'beginner' versions which really helped. After all these years, Kathy still has it!"
Variety, Effectiveness, Versatility
dusty | Ohio | 03/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a Kathy Smith fan at all. I think her older workouts are just annoying and she always looked too "top-heavy". I exercise every day and have hundreds of DVDs, because I'm always on the lookout for the next great workout to a point of addiction. So when I saw this one, it looked appealing enough that I bought it. I'm so glad I did. I love it! The variety is great and the timing of each workout perfect to add on to a cardio or strength session. Kathy looks so much better at this age than when she was younger, well proportioned, very inspiring. She is also very calming and pleasant on this DVD. I feel really good after doing one of these ab workouts."
Your choice of 5 -10 minute ab workouts
J. Stevens | Eden Prairie, MN | 02/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kathy Smith has put together 5 different ab workouts that are each 10 minutes. The DVD breaks down like this:
1) 10 min Standing ABS - working with some dance-like moves that strengthen the core and work your abs. 2) 10 min Core ABS - this is usually the one I do. It is moves on the ground that work your abs all over. 3) 10 min Boot camp ABS - a more challenging workout. 4) 10 minute Stability ball ABS - working with a stability ball. 5) Pilates mat ABS - this workout is pretty good as well.
I found all of her ab workouts to be ok; the one drawback that I found to all some of her exercises is that you have to be fairly light to do some of them. For example, you are on your knees with one leg stretched out behind you and one arm stretched out - well this is great for the abs and your core but if you have extra weight on you, it's hard to do. I ended up getting some great ideas from her AB DVD and now I just do a workout on the floor of a variety of some of the great exercises that are on the DVD.
I normally do my ABS at the end of my aerobic and strength training workout and it's great-finishes it off nicely."