Lori Fetrick is -- don't laugh -- an American
Gladiator. A teacher she is NOT.
I picked this up at Best Buy for $3.99. I figured if
it was really bad, at least I wouldn't be out too much.
Well, half of it turned out to be just HORRID. There are
two sections: a step workout and upper body strengthening
with dumbbells. The step workout is so unbelievably
awful, I couldn't even do it one time. The intensity
level is about a 0. But the cuing is a minus 10 if there
is such a thing. This is the worst step workout I've ever
seen in my life -- and I've seen a lot!
The upper body section, however, is surprisingly good.
Lori has a workout strategy I haven't seen in other
tapes, and I like it. This is what you do: There are 3
sets of each exercise -- 15, 12, and 10 reps. You start
with lighter weights for the first set of 15. You move up
to medium weights for the next set of 12. Then you use
your heaviest weights for the set of 10. On some of the
exercises, such as deltoids (EXTREMELY challenging), you
just use one set of weights because it's a small muscle
group. I found I really liked this workout -- and it
works! My arms are getting "harder" doing this.
If you can find this tape for $3.99, get it for the
upper body section. Don't even look at the step section,
unless you just want to see how bad bad can be. I rate
the step part F, and the upper body A.