Crave ResultsAngie Miller
Year Released: 2010
Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Total Body Workouts
I had tried other workouts by Angie Miller, but couldn't get into them. When I acquired this DVD, I figured I probably wouldn't like it, but that it was worth a try. And, boy, was it. I ended up really enjoying this workout. It combines strength work with cardio bursts to give an engaging hour-long workout.
In this workout, Angie uses the step and shows all the higher impact options and her one background exerciser, Chris, demonstrates the easier (but still challenging) modifications on the floor. Given my bad knees, I really appreciated the options given in this workout.
There are six blocks of strength moves with cardio bursts at the end of each strength block. The exercises are mostly multi-muscle compound moves and the cardio is in short bursts, designed to get the heart going and improve endurance. Throughout the workout, Chris uses one set of weights while Angie uses weights until the last two strength blocks when she switches to bands. Personally, I thought it useful to have two sets of weights easily available, a lighter set and a heavier set. But, there will be no prompting to change weights as they use one set.
Angie cues well in this workout. She talks a LOT, but it's almost all about form pointers and healthy ideas, etc. I find her really engaging and fun in this workout.
One of the best things about this DVD is that it gives you so many options. You can use weights or you can use the band in the last two blocks. You can use the step - or not. There are also premixes included on the menus and they add a LOT of flexibility. Those premixes include:
Tubing Work: 27 minutes using blocks 5 & 6 plus core
Weight Work: 33 minutes using blocks 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus core
Power Set One: 30 minutes which includes blocks 1, 3, 5 and 6
Power Set Two: 30 minutes which includes blocks 2, 3, 4 and 5
I find Angie really engaging and fun in this workout.