[Editor's note: although the packaging indicates
that this video is for all fitness levels, the video is
designed for novice exercisers]
The tape is supposed to be a progressive abs workout.
It has a rather long warm-up section and three short abs
sections that get progressively more
"difficult" and then a cool-down. However, the
first section is little more than learning the basic
crunch. I was able to do the whole tape the first time I
tried without difficulty and did not feel that it had
provided a well-rounded,intense abs routine as promised.
I considered the $10 I spent on the tape to be a complete
waste of money.
However, I would recommend the Reebok Versa Training
"Strong Abs" tape with Kathy Kaehler (sp?). For
$10, it provides a good three tier abs workout for
beginner to intermediate to advanced levels. It also
shows alternative (beginner and advanced) positions for
each exercise offered during the tape. It also gave me
the best hint for maintaining proper form (i.e. keeping
the small of the back on the floor) during the whole
Crunch Fitness: Washboard Abs
I totally agree with Kristi's review of this tape. It
is too instructional, first section too easy, too many
breaks in between. I like non-stop moves (like Abs or
Steel 2000 - the very best ab tape). Don't waste money on
You sure won't get washboard abs with this tape, or even a decent ab workout. The exercises are too basic and there aren't enough reps. I can't even recommend this tape for beginners because I was a beginner when I got and I felt cheated. Don't waste your money.
Instructor comments: I thought Terri Walsh was a really good instructor wasted in a below-average video. She looks great and I got a kick out of her 'New Yawk' accent. I hope in the future she leads a better video.
Like the other reviewers of this tape, I
agree that it is definitely geared at an
audience who have never completed a
crunch in their lives!
It is very instructional and I like Terri
Walsh as an instructor, but feel that she
definitely deserves to instruct a better
Overall - not recommended (unless you
really want to learn how to do
crunches)...you'd be better of spending
your money on almost any other Ab
tape on the market.
February 28, 2004