The Firm Parts: Tough Aerobic Mix II (aka Not-so-Tough Aerobic Mix)Susan Harris, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Sandahl Bergman, LaReine Chabut, Jayne Poteet
Year Released: 1996
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance
This one is one of the best, even flow areobics from The Firm videos. It has alot of arm work with weights..i rememeber using this one along with Tough Aerobics for a straight month through with only these 2 tapes and went from 125 pounds to 112 in about a month and a half..doing both tapes a day. Which was tough. this one isnt as high impact but its slower and i actually feel more work because of so many parts using weights with your hands. I love this video...
first part is warmup from Vol 5- this warmup is probably the only one i hate the most since it drags on for so long, but i still love vol 5.
first segment is from vol 2-with Janet Jones doing some march steps with bicep curls and over head presses with some light lunges . You may want to use only 3-5 pounds since the reps are pretty fast.
second segment is Kai from Vol 4-Time Crunch where you march and do some tri-star kicks...low impact and easy to follow..
3rd segment is Kai from vol 4 again on the 8 or 10 inch step (always remember that a 4 inch is also ok!! dont push too hard!) and she alternates step downs with rows and delts and biceps..these arnt too fast but fast enough to where if your begginer please use only 4 inch step.
4th segment is from Vol 6 with Jane Poteet where she does some simple step ups with knee lifts and light leg sweeps with no weights but since im advanced i like to use 2-3 pounds when she lifts her arms...
5th segment is janet again from vol 2 doing some more squats with fast arm reps doing upright rows and front delt sweeps as she alternates leg lifts..all floor work with 5 pounds..
6th segment is from vol 6 again with jane with more step ups with no weights...this one is easy
7th segment is vol 5 with Loreine doing some bicep curls while she steps down and alternate leg lifts on step box..this one is nice and used with 3-5 pounds
8th segment is vol 5 again doing some very light and easy stepping with no weights on box
9th segment is vol 3 with Sandall doing some light fast stepping with lunges and then some over head press and shoulder work..then your done!
overall this is grade B since they have so many box segmemntsbut very nice for beginners.this workout is only 28 minutes not counting warm up or cool down..and each segment is about 4-5 minutes long...i like this one.
Instuctors are always nice to follow...Kai is probably the best since she seems so laid back but hardworking at the same time. Jane Poteet seems serious but i always get the feeling she secretly tells you through the camera that you cant REALLY look as good as her no matter how hard you try...lol