The Firm: Volume 5: Abs, Hips & Thighs Workout

LaReine Chabut
Year Released: 1991

Categories: Lower Body Strength

This tape has been broken down-so this is just my opinion about it. I bought this video from the Firm when it first came out, and had not used it in years, since around 1993. I just started using it again-this time, I decided to use much lower weights, and a 12" step for tall box and a 6" step for the short (10 minute) aerobic section. I use 3lb ankle weights, eventually working up to 5 lbs max. I really like this tape-combining it with a straight cardio workout, like Leslie Sansone's Two Mile Walk, or Jane Fonda Step and Stretch. (I don't rewind and do the aerobic section twice.) I have been using it for about a month-I think what I have finally figured out about the Firm is not to start off with too heavy weights! That is why I had shelved the tapes (the classics) for so long, cause I was using too heavy dumbbells for my fitness level. (Intermediate)

Instructor Comments:
I like her and Jayne Poteet in Volume 6. The instructor does not make or break a tape for me.

Susan Daiber