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QUICK TONING ARMS AND ABS OF STEEL

Tamilee Webb

This tape is broken into three separate 15 minute sections, each containing its own brief warm up, arms and abs work, and cool-down. The exercises are appropriate for beginners or intermediates (using heavier weights), and they're especially well-suited to anyone who has only a short amount of time to do some basic strength training. I especially recommend this workout to beginners.

Instructor comments: Tamilee is one of my favorite instructors; she provides excellent cuing and is a chatty, motivating workout buddy. She's especially good for beginners.

Beth (aka toaster)

February 24, 2004

I got this video for a bargain price on dvd. I was curious because it featured 3 15-minute workouts. I have Tamilee's I Wnat That Body dvd, which I love and which is based on the same concept. I thought this might be similar. Yes and no :)

On the plus, the workout is not terribly dated-looking, and the workouts are short and manageable. But I don't think Tamilee packs as much into 15 minutes as she does in her I Want That Body series. The warm-up and cool down are longer and the abs are about 3 minutes per workout, which leaves only about 8 minutes per section for arms. The format was generally about 2 sets of 8-12 reps for 3-5 exercises. Most of them were standard curls and presses working mostly biceps and triceps. The ab work featured a lot of pelvic tilt sort of things and "slow" moves.

I really felt I had to do all three of the routines to get a proper workout, and I have other tapes that accomplish as much or more in less time---including the I Want That Body set from Tamilee. I didn't mind the tape. It was fine. And for the bargain price I paid for the dvd (which includes Lower Body of Steel too) I am not complaining. I don't see myself coming back to this one often at the stage I am at and for the reasons outlined, but I don't think it will be a new favourite.

Instructor comments: I like Tammilee. She is friendly, pleasant and I find her form pointers helpful, especially for abs.

Joanna

07/25/05



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