Thursday, February 7, 2008

Video of the Day

The Firm - Cross Trainers: Super SculptingI got this at our local library for $1 ... that's right & OMG was it ever worth it. I thought I would do a 2 mile walk after this but there is no way ... at least not at the moment.

This is one of the tougher firms in my opinion. It is about 50 minutes long, with 4 different instructors leading the upper and lower body segments. The warmup and first 10 minutes are led by Jen Carman, you work the upper body with double arm bent rows, bicep and hammer curls, upright rows, pushups, rear delt raises, french presses etc. A barbell is used in this and all the sections, but dumbells can easily be used if you don't have a barbell or don't like using it. Then Nancy Tucker comes in for 10 minutes of lower body work including plies, glute squeezes, lunges and dips, squats and leg presses. Then the lower body gets a rest and you go back to upper body for 10 more minutes with Dale Brabham. She starts you off with some tough shoulder work including upright rows with military presses followed by front and side delt raises, then you repeat with a second set of uprights/militaries and front/side delt raises. Then you go on to dead lifts (Good Mornings), bent over rows, rear delt raises, tricep dips, pushups, one arm rows and more biceps. Then Carissa Foster comes in with 10 more minutes of lower body work, starting off with dips, then squats, lunges, more squats, and some standing abductor/adductor work. She also leads the short ab section and stretch.

This is a very thorough workout, all the muscle groups are hit multiple times and adequately. The ab section is a bit short which might bother some, but I didn't really mind it as I was spent at the end of this workout. Those looking for a challenge will like this one.


  1. Glad you found a bargain!  I would like to find a good exercise video.  Since I'm so not doing any exercise.  

  2. I've been looking for something just like this.  I'll have to see if I can find it.