Well, I did the final Team Knockout Tape and the
verdict is...it was just plain FUN. This workout was
definitely higher impact than Todd's other two tapes
and he works hard at keeping your heart rate up.
THE WORKOUT: Todd does a similar warm-up in this
video as he did in previous ones. You can tell there is
a higher energy level in his "crowd" and in himself - he
is definitely pumped up for this. Todd is bare chested
with red pants and a red bandana on - what more
could you want! Actually, he seems very humble and
not arrogant regarding his good physique. Todd gets
right into some drills and then proceeds to
combinations that are actual self-defense moves. He
puts together unique combinations that I have not
seen before. Interspersed throughout these combos
are high impact jumping jacks, lateral slides and other
cardio intensive moves to keep your heart rate up.
The combos are fun, and he does break them down in
slower tempo and then increases the speed. I would
have liked a faster pace during these parts, but my
heart rate was elevated again, once the combos
were put together and we moved back into the high
After the cardio segment, Todd does a strength
workout with dumbbells - he never takes a break and
you slowly and gradually work the muscles and
continuously change from one movement to another.
He does not do alot of reps, but he puts everything
into them. Todd also does some great squats
throughout the workout. The pushup segment is
challenging and his whole team is sweating big time.
I enjoyed the workout as a whole, but I wish he could
have put some roping into this video. I also would
have liked more repetitions on the combos. I guess I
really enjoy doing movements over and over again.
You will not be bored with this tape because of all
This is my favorite tape of Todd's and the one I
would most recommend to advanced kickboxers. His
other tapes are great for beginner and intermediate exercisers (although
chair workout on the first tape was a killer.)
I am looking forward to Todd's new tapes. His
personality is topnotch and makes his workouts amazingly
interesting to watch. Again, his biggest asset is his
attention to perfect form and body alignment. Run, don't bob and weave
to get this video.