Look Great Naked (set)
I recently received this 3 video set and since there's not much info or
mention of these videos here, I thought I would write a review (and this is
also my first review here for VF) in case anyone might be interested.
These videos are based off of the book "Look Great Naked" by Brad Schoenfeld.
They focus on women's lower body which are the abs, butt, and thighs and per
Brad, these are women's most troublesome areas. Each tape covers one body
part and are based on Brad's "High Energy" concept which means it will burn
bodyfat as well as tone & strengthen. Each tape consist of 3 giant sets total
(1 giant set equals performing 3 different exercises one right after another
with no rest in between). For instance, on the abs tape, the 1st giant set
consists of one exercise for upper abs, one for lower abs and one for the
obliques. The theme is the same for all 3 tapes. The exercises focuses on
"toning" to give you "a sleek, firm appearance instead of bulk", which is
what most women want for their lower bodies.
Here are the exercises for this tape:
1. Stiff leg deadlifts
2. Hamstring curls standing
3. Kneel leg abductions
1. Good mornings
2. Kneeling leg curls
3. Standing abduction
1. Hip extension on floor
2. Lying leg curls
3. Lying adductions
All exercises are performed in 3 sets with 15 reps each. Although some of the
exercises are standard, they are performed in a somewhat different way which
makes them very interesting. Time really threw by and I was not bored at all.
Each tape is 55 minutes long, but you can easily break down each tape by
performing just one workout per body part making the workout a total of 45
minutes. For those who are bothered by "sexy appearance" comments, Brad does
mention on several occasions that "if you want to look sexy naked, you gotta
work for it" and "if you want to wear that sexy midriff top, you gotta have
great looking obliques" type of comments which might put some people off.
Also the women performing the exercises are kinda robotic like and they do
not smile at all, they just kinda look like they were programed to perform
the exercises with no emotions. These were the only negatives I can find. I
think you can easily overlook these couple of things and get a really nice
All in all, I really like these tapes and look forward to doing them and I
think I will definitely see results with consistant use. I am also planning
on getting the book to complement the tapes. As mentioned above, time just
flies by when doing these exercises and you can increase the intensity by
adding heavier weights. These tapes are geared for all fitness levels.
I was leery about purchasing these 3 DVD's. Just the title of the DVD is one that I want to hide from my kids and husband. But I was pleasantly surprised with the colorful cover of the DVD and of the workout after I had finished.
The workout starts off with Brad talking about the workout. The set is like a condo type setting. Very bright with a fireplace and stairs. Wood floor. I liked the setting.
The workout starts off with jogging or jumproping in place. The camera has a feast on all the workout models like closing in on belly button rings, breasts and so forth. I just fast forward this.
The Thigh workout has more inner thigh work and regular squats , sissy squats and plies where the Butt Look Great Naked DVD focuses alot on hamstring and butt work. Be prepared to do ALOT of hamstring curls standing and seated. There is also alot of outer thigh lifts standing and seated. There is also 2 different kinds of deadlifts. He does 3 exercises for the Butt which is called a giant set. He does 15 reps for each exercise. With 30 second stretch rests in between. You repeat each giant set 3 times. There are 3 different butt sections. And at the beginning of each giant set, Brad has a model showing what exercises you are going to do. Sort of like Maximum Intensity Strength with Cathe Friedrich. So you are doing 9 different exercises for the butt in total.
Brad's models use ankleweights, body bars and dumbbells. There is both standing and floor toning. The reps are slow and controlled. The form is excellent. I could use my 20 lb dumbbells and I didn't feel like I was hurried at all. You do the reps not to the music. The music is more rock with guitars and a beat to it. The music is the same for all 3 DVD's. I liked having the stretching in between sets so I could get a drink too.
This is a excellent workout for those who don't mind a gym styled giant set weight training workout. It's a slow and organized workout. I like Joyce Vedral way of weight training so that is why I liked this workout.
I bought this DVD through Amazon.com and the price was excellent. The quality of the DVD is great too.
No-nonsense kind of teaching. Like a true personal trainer. He looks like a young Kirk Douglas and is wearing all black for all 3 of his Look Great naked DVD's. He also makes comments about form and also how this exercise will make you look great naked. He said in the DVD that he has been using this routine for 12 years on his clients.
This is a surprisingly good workout despite the annoying instruction.
I might end up just doing it without the workout playing on tv because I find the background exercisers to be uninspiring (they look like drag queens to me) and I can't stand Brad's style.
Annoying beyond belief. His voice grates on my nerves, he counts in this incredibly annoying way and he keeps calling the background exercisers "Girls" (They are grown adult women)