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Joanie Greggains' Ultimate Abs

Yuk! If you want to see really poor production quality, take a look at this. I've seen some bad ones, but this takes the cake. She's supposed to be doing the exercises on a "magic flying carpet" (believe it or not), but I would not have known what it was if not for the Collage Video description.

The workout itself is pretty good. It's 24 minutes, and you do half of it with your legs up on a chair, and the rest on the floor.

Unfortunately, the bizarre production quality sort of brainwashes you into thinking the whole workout is sub-standard. When you put this in your VCR and look at it, you feel like you've wasted your money, and that feeling carries over into the workout. I don't know if I'm getting my impression across adequately -- maybe it's one of those things you just have to see.

I gave this up because I just hated looking at it. I've got plenty of other ab workouts that are much more pleasant to watch!

Annie S.

Although I have to agree that the productin quality isn't the greatest, the exercises I think are very good. If you can get past the "flying carpet" and annoying music. Since I know the routine pretty well I usually turn down the sound and up the radio.
There's a warm up, 2 sessions of ab work and a cool down. Each session lasts about 15 minutes. The first is done with feet elevated on a chair, the second session is with knees bent and feet on the floor. Both sessions include basic crunches, reverse curls, oblique exercises, etc.
I think this is one of the best ab videos I've done. I try to do it about once a week, alternating with other ab videos (Firm parts, Abs of Steel). I definitely feel my muscles working.

Jennifer
6/16/97


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