The Firm: Total Sculpt plus Abs (BSS2)

Jen Carman
Year Released: 2003

Categories: Total Body Workouts

If this workout had a more balanced feel, it would have been a keeper for me. I didn't feel I got a good workout and did it twice and tried to modify a lot, but still didn't suit me. Jen's workout works the biceps & triceps hard, but the shoulders get nothing and you do lat pulls with an 8 lb bar which won't do anything unless you are pulling 80 lbs. So really you don't get any back work. Emily's tape has about 3-4 sets of lat rows. These workouts seem unbalanced to me. The inner & outer thigh get a few swings, but not much compared to the 1 legged dip. Those were tough & felt I only got a good workout for my quads & hamstrings and biceps & triceps.

The cardio sections felt slow, but the music in this tape was good. I did like that they had more chest work than pushups, but that & the abs weren't enough for me, even with heavy weights. Overall didn't feel like I got a good workout to keep the tape.

Instructor Comments:
Her workouts have too many pulses during the repetitions.