Chyna Fitness: More than Meets the Eye

Year Released: 2000

Categories: Total Body Workouts

If you can get past the leather and Chyna's massive implants this is a great workout. For WWF fans, it is a must. You'll love seeing Chyna hanging out with the likes of Big Show, Rikishi, Grandmaster Sexay, Road Dogg, Godfather, and HHH. There are plenty of clips of Chyna in the ring doing many of her fabulous moves interspersed throughout the workout.

The workout consists of a 6 min. warm-up followed by 6 rounds of work. I find that this is more of an upper body workout. The only leg work consists of the exercises (done without weights) during the "cardio" segment of the rounds. Chyna doesn't count reps, you just do the exercise for the time limit (I found it was around 20 reps). This would allow you to use as heavy of weights as you would like, going as slow as necessary. You need three sets of weights and a bench (or step). Chyna is no Southern belle (watch out Firm "ladies"). I don't know what size weights she used but they were no girly 3 pounders. I could see that she was using two 60 lb. dumbbells for the deadlifts! I used 8/10/12 an could have gone higher. I agree with Collage's level as intermediate but you could make it much harder with heavier weights.

The six minute warmup is mostly kicks and punches.

1st round: Chest press, bicep curls, side laterals/1 min. cardio of basic kicks stretching

2nd round: Bent over one arm row, tricep dips/ 1 min. cardio of lunges stretching

3rd round: Push-ups, back extensions, seated back laterals/1 min cardio squat thrusts stretches

Round 4 Concentration curls,tricep french press/ 1 min cardio squats/plyo jumps stretches

Round 5 one arm side laterals done in an arc, dead lifts/1 min cardio of side squats stretches

Round 6 Stationary plank position, crunches, side obliques, reverse curls. Cool down stretches.

I would definitely use this to replace an upper body workout but it is really light on the leg work. I would have liked to see it extended to 10 rounds with some leg rounds.

The video flips between Chyna in leather and boots working out on a city rooftop and Chyna in shorts and a tank top working out in a brick and wood floored gym. The music is hard rock. The quality is very good.

Chyna is a good instructor. She gives you the tough girl attitude but that is her character. She says she isn't called the "9th wonder of the world" for nothing and she says if you work hard maybe you can be the 10th. In the beginning of the video she states that she wants to show that a big woman can be sexy and feminine. Its good to see someone "different" have such confidence. We don't all have to be emaciated. I am woman! I am strong!

Sandy Mascio