The Firm: Strength (aka: Strong Body)

Pam Meriwether
Year Released: 1995

Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

I love this workout. Itís one of my favorite Firms, and of the Crosstrainers, it is my favorite, although StrongHeart is a close second. Weight work is alternated with aerobic segments, but there are only three aerobic segmentsÖthe video is primarily weights. I use very heavy weights (at least for me), so the aerobic segments, which are pretty simple, are breathers for me. The part that I think is the toughest is when pushups are alternated with French presses. Every time, I wonder how Iím going to make it through. Then thereís a brief set of jumps, which are followed by triceps kickbacks. Another part that I think is really hard is the shoulder work. During the overhead presses, Iím always wondering if Iíll have to pyramid down. One thing that I particularly like about this video is that thereís not a lot of floorwork. Thereís some inner thigh work, which is killer, and some ab work. During the ab section, you use ankle weights and light dumbbells. I just did this workout yesterday, and Iím reminded again this morning how effective it is!

Instructor Comments:
I really like Pam Cauthen as an instructor. She has excellent form and she gives form point reminders throughout the workout.

Melissa F