Length - 44 min
This is his first core secrets cardio workout.
This is really fun, and the time flies. Besides a few conventional moves like bicep
curls and lunges, the rest are different moves that emphasise the core and functional
fitness. Very fun.
He works thru each set of exercises twice. I love that you know what's coming and
can sub if you like - because I'm like that
1) The warmup! Since when is stretching a warmup? After a few arm circles both ways,
both DVDs move to a series of stretches. Very nice ones, but I don't feel good stretching
a cold body. ( I handle this by boogying around my living room to something with
a beat for a few minutes before)
2) The cool down - it's ok, but there aren't enough stretches for my taste. No problem
really though, as I just do the beginning stretches again.
Surprisingly enough, I preferred this. Even though it's the cardio version, and
I never do cardio except dancing. But this is ok, the cardio intervals are really
really short - 20 skips or a few low squat hops. They break the exercises up, and
it's fun. So I am finally getting a bit of cardio into my life - yay!
The abwork is also more interesting. He does some side lying waist work, some standing
stuff,some crunches with one leg up, and a few with a weight over the head - these
One strange thing though besides the WU - the deadlifts. I think of a deadlift as
a straight leg bendover with a flat back. He does "deadlifts" combined
with hammer curls but they look like squats. Bent knees down and up. ?
Anyway, this is totally a keeper. Love it.
I like him, but hello - the baggy clothes are more suited to a hiphop dance video.
I want to see his form and positioning. It's true that his female cohorts are typically
scantily dressed (not too much, don't get me wrong) and their form is pretty good
- but I want to see the finer details of the pose on the pro. (In this DVD though
one of them on the back right is definitely using weights that are too heavy for
her - you can see the momentum controlling her.)