What I really loved about this DVD is that Doctor Workout is extremely motivating. You feel like he is there with you throughout the entire workout. There are plenty of water breaks between sets so that you are always able to keep up and stay hydrated. Another thing I really like was how Doctor Workout carefully explains each exercise, ensuring that the user does the proper technique. Once you know each exercise, the explanations can be skipped to go straight ahead to the workout.
One thing I found that was most motivating was Doctor Workout's words "There is no excuse to not workout!" because common household items are used, such as a broom, paint cans, and soup cans. I found this to be quite creative! The only thing that you have to get yourself is a stability ball for the Stability Ball Workout. It is excellent workout too,as it really forces you to engage your core muscles with each exercise.
Each circuit goes by fairly quickly. I believe that they are each about 20-25 minutes long, perfect for those who are really busy and can squeeze in a quick workout. If you are more advanced, you will have to repeat the circuit 2 or 3 times. Many times I did the circuits 3 times, and they left me quite fatigued at the end!
In addition to the Ball and Full Body Workout, there is the Ab Circuit. Before I had never worked my abs in a circuit style before. My abdominal muscles were quite sore for a few days after!
This DVD is much better than many of the other ones I have tried. You have my recommendation!
I was lucky to win a copy of this video in a recent ChickAdvisor giveaway. It took me a little while to get off my keyster and actually start using it, but now I am working out with it regularly and really enjoy it.
Several things I love about this particular DVD compared to others I've tried: first, it has a more informal feel as though the trainer is right there with you unlike some of the stiff scripted videos I've used in the past; and second, you can choose to include or skip the explanation of each exercise. Dr Workout fully explains what each movement is for, often giving information about why certain stretches and positions are necessary for the body. I have never seen that feature before in another similar product.
I love the stability ball routine in particular, although I do use the other programs as well. I definitely recommend this DVD for any beginner or more experienced user!
My personal trainer, Doctor Workout (www.doctorworkout.com) has just come out with his first workout video! I'm not plugging this just because he's my friend, I absolutely loved the workout! I tried it on Sunday (4 days ago) and my abs are still sore! That's how effective it was. There are three workouts on the dvd: Stability ball, Ab Circuit, Total Body resistance. I did all three and I definitely needed a shower after!! This isn't one of those videos where you'll get away with not sweating.
While the workouts are demanding, he explains everything so clearly and there are plenty of water breaks so you never fall behind. The moves themselves are easy to learn and anyone can do them. The fitness challenge comes in the repetition and adding resistance.
This is the perfect workout video for those of you preparing for bikini season or anyone who wants to actually see results from their workout. I'm reasonably fit, but I still found it a challenge. The best part is you don't have to run out and buy a bunch of equipment. You can use soup cans or paint cans as weights and he even shows you how to turn your broom into a bar. If you don't have an exercise ball you can still do the other two workouts, though I recommend you get the ball as it's one of the best tools you'll ever have for getting fit.
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