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Fabio Fitness

Brenda Dykgraaf w/ Fabio

I've talked this video up in VF a bit and realized there aren't any reviews of it. It is an oldie, but a goodie being made in 93. You can often find this vhs for 75 cents at and is well worth it!

The workout begins with some good stretches. Shoulders start this workout, which I've often read should be done last since they are the smallest muscle. I actually like doing shoulders first because I can really feel it, rather than having my arms already fatigued at that point during other workouts. I'm nit picky on workouts and only keep those that work the shoulder from all angles and she hits every head of the shoulder. You do shoulder presses which works the entire muscle, then medial, frontal and rear delts. Every exercise is repeated with a 2nd set of reps. Fabio usually pushes Brenda to do a few more!

The upper body is a great workout. You do 2 exercises for biceps and triceps and the triceps actually get hit harder if you follow Brenda. She did 2 arms at a time during the French press and Fabio did his arms separately. I liked how she was going to go back to biceps and Fabio shakes his finger at her about her forgetting his other arm. It was cute. She did almost 4 sets of French press to match up with him, but stopped early due to fatigue (I'm sure because I felt it, too!) and spoke about fitness briefly.

The lower body is just lunges, squats and calf work. All are done in 2 sets of reps & I feel it, but wouldn't have minded more. The abs aren't as much as I'd like, but they hit upper, lower & obliques. The end has another great stretching segment each held for 15 seconds.

Fabio adds good tips on when to rotate to add defintion to muscles such as at the top of the move for chest presses. They seem to have a good rapport and he even tries to sneak a kiss from Brenda at the very end of the workout and it either embarrassed her or wows her!

Instructor comments: Brenda is more of the leader in this workout. I really like her and would like to see more of her work. So far I've only seen her in a few things & gadgets sold on TV. Fabio just isn't eye candy, he has some good advice, too!



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