The setting: long billowy red, black and yellow (the team knockout
colors) curtains that drape from ceiling to floor - a bit sloppy
looking, but do not distract from the workout.
The participants: Less than his first video series, but familiar faces.
They display good form and all seem to be having fun. You can tell they
really love Todd.
The audio: The music is good, but TOO LOUD. At times the music tends
to overshadow Todd. I had to turn my volume up to hear him. If you can
get past this issue, you won't be disappointed.
The production quality: Similar to his first series. Adequate.
The workout: An excellent intermediate to advanced workout that has
some of the most interesting cardio kickboxing combinations I have seen
to date. He keeps your heart rate up with a repetitive high impact
combination set that is repeated throughout the workout.
The video starts with a long warm-up that is basic, but works. You're
heated up by the end and ready to start.
Todd does a 25-minute cardio section with 3 excellent combos that he
puts together at the end. They include jabs, kicks and martial arts
moves. Todd and a partner demonstrate how these combinations actually
work in self-defense (all while you are moving). The combinations flow
perfectly. If you are an instructor you will LOVE the choreography. It
is well designed and you will be able to teach the combos without any
problem. In between the combo segments is a high cardio section to send
your heart rate up until the instructional breakdown of the next combo
portion. The one thing I didn't like was that when Todd teaches a
combo, he breaks it down so your heart rate drops somewhat. You do
learn the combo and then put all the pieces together for a fun and
successful segment. The high cardio portion comes again and your heart
rates goes up. I like to maintain a high heart rate throughout my
workout. This is not a "deal breaker" on the video. During one of
these high cardio segments, even Todd has to go off screen for a moment
to catch his breath. (He's human, do you believe it?) It is still an
excellent tape with phenomenal instruction. At the end of the video
Todd puts the combos all together and OH MY, ARE THEY FUN! Todd knows
how to teach so the participant is a success at learning the
Todd proceeds to an ab workout that is challenging and a cool-down
segment that is basic, but works.
The instructor: Todd is one of the most enthusiastic and fun
instructors I have witnessed on video. His form is "perfection" and he
delivers unique material in each of his videos. He knows how to break
down complex material so even the basic exerciser will be successful at
learning it. You will fast become a Todd fan after doing any of his